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Education Minister Detained At UGMC Over Possible Covid-19 Infection

Updated: Jun 25, 2020



ThinkNewsOnline is learning that Ghana's Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) over a possible coronavirus infection.


According to the Ministry, the workaholic Minister has been quarantined and is undergoing various tests for the virus.


In a release signed by the Press Secretary to the Minister, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng and sighted by ThinkNewsOnline, the communique said "On Tuesday, 16th June, 2020, he underwent various tests, including COVID-19, after feeling unwell for a couple of days. He tested negative for the virus and this informed his decision to travel to his Constituency for his acclamation on Saturday 20th June, 2020"


The statement further added that on the Minister's return, he felt unwell and decided to to have a check-up.


"Although the results are not out, he has been detained at the UGMC as a precautionary measure for further observation due to his condition"


Below is a copy of the press release:


Story by: Mandy Woods

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