COVID-19: Government denies rumours state officials have contracted disease

COVID-19: Government denies rumours state officials have contracted disease

- Eugene Arhin, has denied rumors circulating that some government officials have tested positive for coronavirus and were in isolation

- According to him, such rumors making rounds were vile and mere propaganda

- The names listed on the press release are always with the president of foreign travels

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The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, has denied rumours circulating that some government officials have tested positive for coronavirus and were in isolation.

According to Eugene Arhin, such rumours making rounds are vile and mere propaganda.

In a Facebook post sighted by YEN.com.gh, Eugene Arhin stated that the rumors started spreading when a press release that listed some top government officials as having tested for the virus.

That list contained names like Nana Asante Bediatuo, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and Yaw Osafo-Maafo as having contracted the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19) when they travelled with the President to Norway.

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It could be recalled that the president and his team of ministers travelled to Norway where there were reports of the coronavirus spreading like wildfire.

Upon their return, many Ghanaians held the view that the president and his team should be quarantined and subsequently tested for the virus since it is possible they had contracted the virus.

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, came out to dispell those fabrications and discouraged the public from consuming whatever was put out over the said issue.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed that Ghana’s $100 million, request from international donors, to fund the COVID-19 has arrived.

According to him, the money is expected to fund the expansion of infrastructure, purchase of materials and equipment, and public education.

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