‘I was amazed’ – Akufo-Addo on COVID-19 treatment abroad rumour

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo said he was “amazed” when news broke that he had been flown to the UK for COVID-19 treatment.

The Ghanaian leader has been on a 14-day self-isolation when he came into contact with Covid-19 infected person within his circles. He resumed work this week and used his first outing to debunk the rumour.

“I want to thank you for your interest in my welfare, I am fine and I am here. I was sitting in my room and I was told I was sitting in a plane that was heading for Oxford, and it’s trajectory plotted on a map.

“I was amazed but there it is, this is the Ghana in which we live, thank you,” President Akufo-Addo told members of the Vehicle and Asset Dealers Union of Ghana on Tuesday.

Ghana has confirmed 559 new Coronavirus infections pushing the case count to 28,989 as of Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

The new cases were confirmed in 36 districts across eight regions, according to the Ghana Health Service

Director-General of the Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye who gave the latest update on Tuesday at a press conference in Accra said 25,331 persons have been discharged/recovered.

This leaves the country’s active cases at 3,505 with 18 percent of these active cases being symptomatic.

Meanwhile, 153 individuals have succumbed to the disease.

“As of yesterday when we concluded our collation of the results we had 3,505 active cases, this represents 12.2 percent of all the cases ever reported. Our recoveries stand at accounting for about 84.7 percent of all cases reported. This gives us a cumulative figure from the 12th of March since we recorded our first case. We have recorded 153 deaths which accounts for 0.53 percent of cases.”, he said.

So far 353,752 tests have been conducted in Ghana since the country recorded its first two cases in March 2020.

As of July 21, 2020, a total of 23,000 backlog of COVID-19 samples are yet to be tested.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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