COVID-19:Education Minister Self-Isolates After Suspected Of Coronavirus.
The Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, is on self-isolation at the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) in Accra after being suspected of contracting coronavirus.
This follows a voluntary test he undertook of Covid-19 at the same centre on Monday evening after he returned from his constituency.
The Minister reportedly showed symptoms of Covid-19 and, as a medical doctor, decided to embark on the testing and self-isolation at the same hospital.
Confirming the development on Onua TV’s Covid-19 NKOMO programme hosted by Bright Kwasi Asempa and Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom on Wednesday, the Deputy Public Relations Officer for the Ministry of Education, Kwasi Obeng-Fosu, 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 PRO explained that after tests, NAPO, as he is popularly called, decided to self-isolate even though the result of the test is yet to come out.
“He went for voluntary testing and as a medical doctor; he did not want to mingle so he decided to self isolate.”