- Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, CEO of NHIA, has tested positive for COVID-19
- She becomes the second high profile Ghanaian in the country on record to have tested positive for the virus
- Ghana's COVID-19 case count is now 12,193
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The CEO of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched a massive contact tracing in her case to track down all those she came into contact with over the past few weeks.
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“I live with my mother and luckily she tested negative together with the house staff, so it’s just me in the house who is positive. So I immediately self-quarantined and contacted doctors at Korle-Bu and others who have put me on a treatment regime.
“I have contacted all those I came into contact with over the last few days and they’ve been for testing, and as far as I’m aware, they’re negative,” she told Asaase Radio.
Meanwhile, the health minister Mr. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre after contracting the coronavirus.
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According to information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the minister will now continue his recovery at home.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that four more persons have succumbed to the deadly COVID-19, increasing the death toll in Ghana to 58, the Ghana Health Service has announced on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
Some 229 new cases have been recorded as at June 15, 2020, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 12,193, Dr. Patrick Aboagye-Kumah, the boss of the GHS said at a press conference.
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