The first high profile COVID-19 Fighter, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu tests positive for COVID-19
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has been hospitalised for contracting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
According to media report, he is recovering in hospital after testing positive for the ailment.
Information available to the media indicates that the Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.
Multiple sources in the medical team at the hospital who confirmed the information said the the minister was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and currently in stable condition
Information from the Health Ministry suggests that Mr Agyeman-Manu took few days off from work and has since not reported to work.
The UGMC currently has four patients on admission at the ICU with several others in the main wards of the hospital’s COVID-19 wing.
Mr Agyeman-Manu who announced thr first COVID-19 case in a night broadcast in March this year would be the first high profile government official to have confirmed positive for the ailment.
He is known for urging the public to be cautious of the virus during his regular appearances at the bi-weekly press briefings on COVID-19 organised by the Information Ministry which is currently on hold for a while.
The information is coming at a time the leader of government business in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah has lamented how MPs, Parliamentary Service staff and journalists who tested positive for the virus have refused to self isolation.
Although no names have been mentioned, Mr. Mensah Bonsu’s lamentations suggest more than one person in the House of Legislature has tested positive and this could include Member of Parliaments.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in the Western Region, Anthony KK Sam, has passed away due to an illness close associates have allegedly disclosed as COVID-19.
A source at the UGMC who disclosed that the MCE died at the place stressed that his death was due to a failure of the lung after contracting the ailment.