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Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo tests negative for Covid-19

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested negative for COVID-19 after a voluntary test conducted on him last Thursday.

Mr. Maafo tested positive to the virus two weeks ago after coming into contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, who disclosed Mr. Osafo-Maafo’s status at a news conference in Accra on Sunday said the Senior Minister is doing well from home.

“Senior Minister Yaw Osafo Maafo you recall instructed us to announce his positivity to the country a couple of weeks ago. He has taken a voluntarily test again and he wants me to update you that his test on Thursday turned negative”.

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President Akufo-Addo will also resume work today after being in isolation for 14 days over Covid-19 fears.

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who made this known at a press conference said the President will “attend to business from his office at the Jubilee House” from Monday.

He will also attend to some engagements outside Accra during the week.

The President went into self-isolation for 14 days as a precautionary measure after being exposed to a person who tested positive for Coronavirus.

“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a fourteen (14) day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.”

He, however, tested negative after his first samples were taken and has since been engaging in his official duties from the presidential villa.

“The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra.”

While in isolation, the President held two virtual meetings – government’s 80th cabinet meeting and a meeting with his 2020 Campaign Communications Advisory Team where he urged the team to emphasize the need for adherence to Coronavirus safety protocols.