His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has confirmed that reports indicating Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus are true.
The ‘not afraid to call a spade a spade’ President made this confirmation in his 11th televised address to the citizenry on Sunday, June 14, 2020, concerning the sudden rise in coronavirus cases in the country.
According to President Akufo-Addo, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu contracted the novel virus in the line of duty.
Meanwhile, the Minister when asked earlier about his health status on coronavirus said he is fine, adding that reports indicating that he has tested positive for COVID-19 are false.
President Akufo-Addo wished the Minister for Health and Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu a speedy recovery as he is responding to treatment.
“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 in a stable condition,” Akufo-Addo said in his 11th televised address to the nation.
As of now, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count stands at 11,422 with 4,156 recoveries and 54 deaths, the Ghana Health Service reported on Sunday, June 14, 2020.