The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu is recovering in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
Information available to Citi News indicates that the Minister has been receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra over the past week.
Multiple sources in the medical team at the hospital who confirmed the information toCiti News say the Dormaa Central MP was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday and is “in a stable condition”.
Citi News checks at the Health Ministry has
corroborated the story as information there suggests Mr. Agyeman Manu
has taken “a few days off from work” and has not reported to work all
The UGMC currently has 4 patients on admission at the ICU with several others in the main wards of the hospital’s COVID-19 wing.
The Health Minister who announced Ghana’s first COVID-19 case in a
night broadcast in March this year would be the first high profile
government official to have confirmed positive for the novel
He is known for urging the public to be cautious of the virus during
his regular appearances at the bi-weekly press briefings on COVID-19 by
the Information Ministry which has been conspicuously put on hold for a
The information is coming at a time the leader of government business
in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah has lamented how MPs, Parliamentary
Service staff and journalists who tested positive for the virus have
refused to self isolate. Although no names have been mentioned, Mr.
Mensah Bonsu’s lamentations suggest more than one person in the House of
Legislature has tested positive and this could include MPs.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly in
the Western Region, Anthony K.K. Sam, has passed away due to an illness
close associates have disclosed as COVID-19.
A source at the UGMC in Accra where the MCE died told Citi News his Coronavirus case was compounded by a failure of the lung.