Health Minister indeed has Coronavirus: President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has confirmed the health status of the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, who has tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
The President ending his 11th COVID-19 speech wished the health minister speedy recovery from the Coronavirus.
This has confirmed the earlier report that the health minister has contracted the deadly virus and is currently recovering at the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) which was followed by a sharp denial from the Minister when Despite Media’s journalist Afia Pokua Vim Lady had a chat with him.
The journalist who revealed this on her Facebook wall Saturday evening said she got the information from the minister himself in a telephone conversation.
“Spoke to the minister of health. He says he’s fine and doesn’t have COVID-19 but only needed rest and his usual medication,” she wrote.
The post, however, did not mention if Kwaku Agyeman Manu was indeed on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) as earlier reports had noted.
News broke Saturday afternoon that the Health Minister had tested positive for coronavirus and had been receiving treatment at UGMC the whole week.
The report was met with mixed reactions from Ghanaians on social media as some commiserated with the minister while others criticised him and the government as a whole for the way they have handled the pandemic.
But Afia Pokuaa who reached out to the Minister via phone says Mr. Agyeman-Manu has denied the reports.
This is Afia Pokuaa’s Facebook post: