- The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has discarded reports that President Akufo-Addo has tested positive for coronavirus
- He said those behind the spread of that rumour must be cautions
- The minister also said people must use their social media platforms to spread preventive ways of the disease rather than rumours
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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has refuted remours and reports that President Akufo-Addo has tested positive for coronavirus.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, to give updates on the cases of Coronavirus confirmed in Ghana, the Minister cautioned the public against the publication of such false information about the president.
News went haywire earlier this week that the president and the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, had tested positive for Coronavirus.
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According to the reports, the president and the senior minister had visited Norway earlier before Ghana even confirmed its case.
But Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said the information is false.
He decried how some unscrupulous have taken to social media to throw lies into the eyes of Ghanaians when such a pressing issue of combating coronavirus is at hand.
The information minister further advised persons with media platforms to help share information relevant to stopping the spread of the virus.
“We will like to encourage that if you have access to a platform, use it to encourage compliance with preventive etiquettes so that we can save as many lives as possible,” he said.
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Meanwhile, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, has confirmed that three Ghanaians have died of the virus.
With the three people, two lived in Italy and the other one in Denmark.
The minister said the situation is not that alarming to require the evacuation of the Ghanaians in those countries.
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