COVID-19: Education minister self isolates; suspected to have contracted virus

COVID-19: Education minister self isolates; suspected to have contracted virus

- Matthew Opoku Prempeh is said to be in self-isolation after suspected to have contracted the coronavirus disease

- His decision to self-isolate comes after he undertook a voluntary test immediately he returned from his constituency

- NAPO decided to self-isolate even though the results were not out yet

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Education Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh is said to be in self-isolation after suspected to have contracted the coronavirus disease.

His decision to self-isolate at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) comes after he undertook a voluntary test immediately he returned from his constituency.

Confirming the development to Onua FM, the Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, said the Minister decided to conduct the test after he was acclaimed in his constituency over the weekend, Saturday, June 20, 2020.

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The PRO explained that after running the test, NAPO decided to self-isolate even though the results are not out yet, in order to protect members of his family.

“He went for voluntary testing and as a medical doctor; he did not want to mingle so he decided to self isolate.”

He, however, urged the public to be calm over the issue because the minister himself has promised to make his test results public.

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Meanwhile, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has been reported as one of the ministers of state to have contracted the deadly coronavirus disease.

According to President Akufo-Addo in his 11th address to the nation, the health minister contracted the disease in the line of duty.

The minister in a Facebook post is quoted saying he is responding to treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre.

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