Yaw Osafo-Marfo tests positive for COVID-19.
Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was announced the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today, July 7, 2020.
He made the announcement at a press briefing organised the Ministry of Information to update Ghanaians on the country’s management of the virus.
“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Oppong Nkrumah said.
Oppong Nkrumah added that the Senior Minister is, however, receiving treatment from home.
“As of today [July 7, 2020], he will commence treatment for COVID-19 from home, and in consonance with the transparency that we are bringing to Ghanaians, he has instructed that we inform the general public accordingly,” he added.
This comes on the back of reports that a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.