Education Minister self-isolates after suspected of COVID-19

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Ghana’s current Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South Constituency, Hon Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh is reportedly on self-isolation at the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) in Accra after being suspected to have tested positive for the virus.

His self-isolation follows a voluntary COVID-19 test he took at the same centre on Monday evening after he returned from the Manhyia South Constituency.

The Education Minister as a medical doctor decided to undergo the testing after he reportedly showed similar symptoms of coronavirus hence self-isolation at the same hospital.

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The Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu speaking to Onua TV’s Covid-19 NKOMO programme hosted by Bright Kwasi Asempa and Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom on Wednesday and monitored by explained that the Minister returned from his constituency on Monday after his acclamation as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Candidate for Manhyia South Constituency in the December 7 elections.

The spokesperson furthered that after the test, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh widely known as NAPO decided to self-isolate even though the result of the test is yet to come out.

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“He went for voluntary testing and as a medical doctor; he did not want to mingle so he decided to self isolate.”

The Deputy Public Relations Officer said it was a step in the right direction for the Member of Parliament to self-isolate after a coronavirus test as nobody knows the outcome of the test.

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The PRO urges the general public to be patient over the matter because according to Hon Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has pledged to make his test public.


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