Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive for COVID-19. This was announced by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah today, July 7, 2020.
He made the announcement at a press briefing organized by the Ministry of Information.“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Oppong Nkrumah said.
“As of today [July 7, 2020], he will commence treatment for COVID-19 from home, and in consonance with the transparency that we are bringing to Ghanaians, he has instructed that we inform the general public accordingly,” he added.
This comes on the back of reports that a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus.
The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.