Covid-19: 2 Ministers admitted at University of Ghana Medical Center
Two Ministers of State are on admission at the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) in Accra.
The Minister for Regional Reorganisation, Dan Botwe, and Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, are on admission at the hospital, one of two hospitals designated for COVID-19 treatment in the Greater Accra Region.
Apart from the pair, the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, was admitted at the facility in early June.
All three are members of Parliament, where some MPs were reported to have contracted the disease, but refused to self-isolate.
It is unknown whether they have tested positive for Covid-19, but the two ministers are reportedly at a place called the ‘Red zone’ where only Covid-19 positive patients are kept, JoyNews has reported.
The two senior members of the government are said to be on admission where only persons with full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) can go.
Education Minister detained
A statement issued by the Education Ministry confirmed that the Minister had been detained at the UGMC, but was awaiting his test results.
‘On 16th June 2020, he underwent various tests, including COVID-19, after feeling unwell for a couple of days, He tested negative for the virus and this informed his decision to travel to his constituency for the acclamation on Saturday 20th June 2020.
“Following his return to Accra, he still felt unwell and decided to check himself in for further tests, including a second test for COVID-19.
“Although the results are not out, he has been detained at the UGMC as a precautionary measure for further observation, due to his condition,” the statement said.
Mr. Botwe is said to have reported at the Hospital last Saturday.
This was on the day the party was the day the New Patriotic Party was either electing or acclaiming its Parliamentary candidates in 167 constituencies.
Ghana’s coronavirus cases stand at 14, 154 with 85 deaths, and 10,473 recoveries.
The number of active cases is 3,596.
All 16 regions have confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Greater Accra leading the chart. Ashanti and Western Region follow with 8,075 and 1,148 cases respectively.