Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, discharged from UGMC

Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, discharged from UGMC

- Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been discharged from the hospital

- The Education Minister was on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC)

- He reported to the facility after the NPP primaries

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The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has announced he has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

His press secretary, Rodney Nkrumah Boateng, said in a statement on Wednesday, 8 July, that Minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh (also known as NAPO) was discharged with a “positive rapid antibody test results” and will be monitored at home.

Education Minister, NAPO, discharged from UGMC
Ghana's Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO). Source:
Source: UGC

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The minister was admitted at the health facility after he reported poor health after the primaries of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Minister for Regional Integration, Dan Botwe, who was also admitted at the facility, has also been discharged. Their admission fuelled claims they had contracted COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has begun self-isolating after being exposed to someone with COVID-19, a statement released on Saturday, 4 July, said.

The statement, which was signed by Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said:

“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, 4 July 2020, taking a fourteen (14) day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.”

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On Tuesday, 7 July, the WHO acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of COVID-19. According to the health organisation, the virus can stay in the air for up to eight hours after being released by an infected person.

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