Ghana’s Health Minister Agyeman Manu tested positive of coronavirus and recovering at UGMC – Akufo-Addo


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu is recovering in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

Information available to indicates that the Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.

“Let us also 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 a stable condition”,Nana Addo said this when addressing the nation on Sunday 14th June, 2020.

Multiple sources in the medical team at the hospital who confirmed the information said the Dormaa Central MP was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and is “in a stable condition”.

Earlier in the day, the Ghana Health Service had announced that the death toll had jumped to 51 from 48. However, President in his 11th address since the pandemic announced the new death toll of 54.

The President also wished the Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu who has contracted the virus a speedy recovery.

Active cases of the virus in Ghana now stands at 11, 964 with 4, 258 recoveries.  The President also announced the wearing of mask is mandatory for Ghanaians.

Meanwhile, Susie Agyeman-Manu, wife of Ghana’s Health Minister has denied reports that she has contracted COVID-19.

She said that none of her children has also contracted the virus.

It comes after media reports that the Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, his wife and a son have contracted the virus. The reports noted they are on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Centre


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