Former NDC MP E.T. Mensah tests positive for COVID-19

Former NDC MP E.T. Mensah tests positive for COVID-19

- E.T. Mensah has tested positive for the Coronavirus

- The former Ningo Prampram MP was rushed to the UGMC after he experienced difficulty breathing

- He joins a list of high profile politicians who have been infected by the virus

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The former National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ningo Prampram, Enoch Teye Mensah, also E.T. Mensah, is the latest politician to have contracted the deadly COVID-19.

According to a report by Starrfm.com.gh, the former Sports minister was rushed to the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

He was apparently facing difficulty in breathing.

Former NDC MP, E.T. Mensah, tests positive for COVID-19

Former NDC MP, E.T. Mensah, tests positive for COVID-19. Source: Starrfm.com.gh
Source: UGC

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The former member of parliament joins a list of high profile politicians and Ghanaians who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo also tested positive for the virus and is receiving treatment.

Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyema-Manu, Education Minister, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, and Regional Integration Minister, Dan Botwe, have all tested positive for the virus but have recovered.

President Akufo-Addo is also currently in isolation after coming into contact with an infected person within his inner circles.

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The latest update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) indicates that some 139 Ghanaians have died of the virus.

Below is the regional breakdown of cases in Ghana

Greater Accra Region – 13 986

Ashanti Region – 5 277

Western Region – 2 190

Central Region – 1 131

Eastern Region – 962

Volta Region – 441

Upper East Region – 282

Northern Region – 271

Bono East Region – 206

Western North Region – 200

Oti Region – 138

Bono Region – 107

Ahafo Region – 103

Upper West Region – 70

Savannah Region – 57

North East Region – 9

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old man is being held by police for posing as a COVID-19 contact tracer and defrauding unsuspected victims of money.

The suspect, Abdulai Baba Moro, has been detained and is assisting investigations, police at East Legon said on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, has indicated that the government will only heed the calls to close down a school if 15% of its population contracts the COVID-19 virus.

In doing some mathematics, he revealed that if a school has 500 students and 35 of them (amounting to 7%) of the total population catch the virus, it would not be necessary.

Senior Minister, Osafo-Maafo, tests positive for COVID-19:

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