The Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Enam Hadzide has disclosed that the entire family of the Minister of Health has undergone testing for the coronavirus.
According to him, after the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu tested positive for the virus, due process was followed to safeguard his family.
In an interview with Happy 98.9 FM’s Samuel Eshun, host of the Happy Morning Show, Pius Hadzide mentioned that thankfully the Minister of Health’s family tested negative for the virus.
He went on to reveal that Kwaku Agyeman Manu has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) where he was receiving treatment for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and was being treated at home.
“The Minister of Health has been discharged and has been asked to go home and self isolate,” the Deputy Minister of Information said.
President Akufo-Addo during his 11th address to the Nation on the fight against Covid-19 confirmed that the Minister of Health had been infected with the disease and wished him a speedy recovery.
The confirmation of Agyeman-Manu’s status makes him the third government official to have been confirmed to have contracted the virus, after the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi Takoradi, Anthony Kobina Kurentsi Sam, and Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu-Ankomah.
Unfortunately, Kobina Kurentsi Sam passed away at the UGMC last Friday, where he had been on admission, after being referred from the Effia Nkwanta Hospital.
He succumbed to the infection due to an underlying health condition.