Health Minister has COVID-19 – Akufo-Addo confirms

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu

President Akufo-Addo has confirmed his health minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has been infected with the COVID-19.

Addressing the nation in his 11th address on Sunday, Mr. Akufo-Addo said the hard working minister is in a stable condition.”

The Minister is on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra. Reports are also rife that his son and wife have also been infected.

“Let us also wish our hard working minister of health, Hon. Kweku Agyemang-Manu, a speedy recovery from the virus which he contracted in the line of duty. And he is in a stable condition,” Mr. Akufo-Addo disclosed a day after the minister allegedly denied media reports.

Meanwhile, three more persons have died of COVID-19 in less than 24 hours, increasing the tally to 54, President Akufo-Addo announced.

The case count has shot up to 11, 964 with 4, 258 recoveries.

Mr. Akufo-Addo used his address to warn Ghanaians that the “wearing of facemask is now mandatory.”

He also used the occasion to pay glowing tribute to the former mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi, KK Sam, who died of COVID-19 a few days ago.

“Permit me to pay brief tribute to the memory of an old and valiant colleague in the struggle of the New Patriotic Party and in the work of the Akufo-Addo government – the Mayor of Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis, the chief executive of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, Honourable K K Sam (Egya Sam to me and many), whose efforts in enforcing social distancing protocols at the Sekondi and Takoradi markets were recently highly commended by me, and who sadly passed away on Friday as a result of a COVID-related death.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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