BREAKING NEWS: Ghana's Health Minister Tests Positive For Covid-19
Information reaching ThinkNewsOnline indicates that Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has tested positive for the novel coronavirus pandemic.
According to sources close to ThinkNewsOnline, the Health Minister is currently receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC)after he was admitted on Tuesday.
It is emerging that the Health Minister is responding to treatment not in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) as speculated by some media houses in the country.
Further checks from the Ministry of Health indicates that the Health Minister has been absent from work for some time for unknown reasons.
ThinkNewsOnline is learning that aside the Late Sekondi Takoradi Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), K. K. Sam who is alleged to have died as a result of the novel virus and Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Paapa Owusu Ankomah who recovered recently, the 64-year-old Health Minister is the third Government appointee who has been hit by the pandemic.
The Late MCE is said to have contracted the virus from his personal driver who was reported to have contracted the novel virus.
ThinkNewsOnline further gathers that was receiving treatment in one of the centre’s in the nation’s capital under his untimely demise.
In one of the meet the press engagements, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu asked Ghanaians to live with the novel virus emphasising that it is just like any ordinary ailment.
He called on the public to adhere to the directives given by President Akufo-Addo and that of the World Health Organisation (WHO) saying it is part of measures of staying away from the virus.
The Health Minister said “The last time I came here, I made some factual statement that coronavirus has come to live with us. It will have nowhere to go and we’ll have to learn to live with it. There is no medication that we can take, there is no vaccine against the virus but there are certain things we know we can do to protect ourselves”
Ghana’s Health Minister tasked the populace to continue wearing their face masks, wash hands, observe social distancing and continuous usage of hand sanitizer.
“If you don’t need to talk don’t talk especially without the mask. We have been told that we shouldn’t laugh, we shouldn’t even sing. If we don’t observe these basic guidelines, things will continue to spread,” he mentioned.
However, reports from International Media are hailing Ghana for its best approach reducing the spread of the novel virus although the country has recorded some deaths.
The number of recorded cases in the country currently stands at 11,118.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith