Yaw Osafo-Maafo tests positive for COVID-19
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
This was announced by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today.
Speaking at a press briefing organised by the Ministry to update Ghanaians on the country’s management of the virus, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that Mr Osafo-Mafo was told to have contracted the ailment.
“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” he said.
Mr Nkrumah disclosed that the Senior Minister is receiving treatment from home and assured that he was responding well to treatment.
“As of today July 7, he will commence treatment for COVID-19 from home, and in consonance with the transparency that we are bringing to Ghanaians, he has instructed that we inform the general public accordingly,” he added.
This comes on the back of reports that a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.
“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a 14 day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” a statement from the Presidency announced over the weekend.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE