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Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo tests positive for Covid-19

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has tested positive for Covid-19.

This was made known by the Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today July 7 at the Ministry's briefing.

“Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo has tested positive and will begin isolation from home, we encourage all to abide by the strict compliance to all safety protocols.”

President Akufo-Addo has also begun work from isolation at the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House yesterday.

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A statement from the Information Ministry over the weekend said President Akufo-Addo has been directed by doctors to self-isolate.

The statement signed by Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah explained that the President is doing so “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."

“The President has elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

Some government officials have tested positive for the virus. The former Deputy Minister for Trade Carlos Ahenkorah, Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu and the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, are some of the government officials who have tested positive for Coronavirus.