- NPP MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus
- The legislator says he believes he contracted the virus on his 60th birthday on June 16
- The NPP stalwart says he has since recovered after testing negative for the disease
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The Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has joined the campaign against stigmatisation of persons who have COVID-19 or have recovered from the virus.
Sharing his ordeal with Adom News, the lawmaker noted that COVID-19 was real and Ghanaians must not take things for granted.
“I have recovered now and not shy to talk about it because I am a testimony but the disease is so real and we don’t have to joke with it,” Mr. Agyapong urged.
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The MP said he lost weight drastically and had to self-isolate for weeks.
“It was after my 60th birthday party which I resisted so much and it exposed me to people who had already tested positive.
“I dined with them and even for some people, they did not even have their nose masks on while others had theirs down the chin,” he said.
Mr Agyapong noted that: “For over two weeks I was in quarantine; my nose was blocked and my bed was as if water had been poured on it coupled with a fever and within five days, I had lost weight drastically".
On June 16, the vociferous lawmaker was seen in a video on social media seated around a table with his family and friends in a hearty chat during his birthday celebration.
His party was crowned with a toast proposed by former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Maritime Authority, Kwame Owusu who got the crowd laughing and applauding.
The video got many social media users talking as most observers expressed worry over the total disregard for the social distancing protocols.
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While some of the guests at the party, did not have face masks on, others who did have it placed them under their chin instead of over the nose and mouth.
The business mogul lastly said the virus is real hence all laid down protocols to curb it must be strictly adhered to.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that 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.
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