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General News of Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Health Minister discharged from the hospital – Oppong-Nkrumah

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, who tested positive for the novel Coronavirus, has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) where he was receiving treatment.

Speaking at a press briefing Monday evening, the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah disclosed that he had spoken to Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and he told him he was currently responding to treatment at home.

“He [Agyeman-Manu] is not physically sick but he is taking the medication he has been given and he is responding to treatment,” he said.

Mr. Agyeman-Manu was receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre after contracting COVID-19.

Earlier in a post on Facebook on Monday morning, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu expressed appreciation to President Akufo-Addo for his well-wishes after the president said Agyeman-Manu was infected with Covid-19 "in the line of duty" and was hospitalised last week.

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the President and all Ghanaians for your well wishes and prayers. By the grace of God, I’m responding to treatment,” he wrote in the Facebook post.

President Akufo-Addo during his 11th address to the nation on government’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana wished Agyeman-Manu a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

“Let us wish our hardworking Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP for Dormaa Central, a speedy recovery from the virus, which he contracted in the line of duty, and is in a stable condition,” the President urged.

That mention by the president, cleared all doubt about the reason for the health minister's admission.

Ghana’s current COVID-19 case count stands at 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries and 54 deaths as of Monday 15 June, 2020.

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