Family of the health minister test positive for COVID-19
Family members of the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu have allegedly tested positive for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Information available indicated that the wife and son of the minister were both admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).
According to information, the Minister contracted the virus after his wife and son were both admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of UGMC.
The health Minister in a virtual interview this morning with UTV denied allegation that he contracted the virus, however reports suggest he is receiving treatment at UGMC and is in stable condition after contracting the virus.
The Minister of Health last month cautioned the citizenry to learn how to live with the pandemic since it is here to stay.
He said Ghanaians should adopt the safety protocols to live with the virus until a vaccine is found, stressing that there were no plans to plunge any part of the country into a lockdown again.
Mr Agyeman-Manu noted that the surest way to combat the virus was to regularly washing hands with soap and water while sanitising it.
He said Ghanaians should wear mask, eat good food and exercise regularly.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his televised address insisted that the surge in COVID-19 cases were as a result of the failure of the citizenry to adopt the safety protocols and urged them to strictly adhere to the protocols.
Currently, Ghana has recorded 262 new cases shooting the total number of positive case to 11,118.
3,979 people have recovered while the death toll stays at 48 with 7,091 active cases, most of whom are asymptomatic.
24 people are in severe and critical conditions in various health facilities in Accra and Kumasi with four currently on ventilators.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE