- Tema West MP declared COVID-19 negative by Ghana Health Service
- The GHS in a letter to the former deputy Trade Minister stated that he has tested negative twice after the initial positive
- He resigned a government official after he breached some COVID-19 protocols
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The Ghana Health Service has declared Carlos Ahenkorah, the MP for Tema West and former deputy minister for trade and industry COVID-19 negative.
Mr. Ahenkorah recently resigned as a deputy minister after he was accused of breaching the COVID-19 protocols even when he had tested positive but Asymptomatic.
In a letter written to the Tema East MP dated Friday 9th July 2020 and signed by the director-general of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, he disclosed that Mr. Ahenkorah has obtained two consecutive negative laboratory test results for COVID-19.
“For this reason, you are deemed to have recovered from Covid-19 infection and so can return to work,” the letter added.
The GHS has, however, cautioned the former deputy minister to continue to observe the precautionary measures since he is not immune from contracting the virus.
These include the use of a face mask at all times, especially in public places, frequent washing of hands with soap under running water and covering of mouth and noise with tissue paper when coughing or sneezing and disposing of the used tissue properly.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has revealed that the majority of his staff at the ministry has tested positive for COVID-19.
In an interview on Peace FM on 9 July, the member of parliament for Manhyia said mass testing was conducted at the Ministry of Education and results showed that 45 out of 50 people tested positive.
“At my workplace, everyone has been tested. A lot of them tested positive for the virus. Assuming I have a total staff of 50, about 45 of them have the virus. None of them has been hospitalized but they are currently in self-isolation,” he said.
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