Akufo-Addo hasn’t tested positive for Covid-19 – Oppong Nkrumah

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Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has rubbished claims that president Akufo-Addo has tested positive for coronavirus.

Reports making rounds on social media have it that the president tested positive upon his return from a trip in Norway a few weeks ago.

Reacting to the claim, Mr. Nkrumah said there is no iota of truth in it, adding the president is going about his normal duties as required.

“There are those who even in these trying times take delight in fabricating stories and throwing them out there on social media sometimes for political purposes and sometimes for humour.

“We would want to discourage that as much as possible. There are stories going around that the President and some ministers have tested positive [for Coronavirus]. You have seen it on social media. It is not true,” he said.

Nkrumah added: “We will like to encourage that if you have access to a platform, use it to encourage compliance with preventive etiquette so that we can save as many lives as possible.”

Seven cases in Ghana

One more case of the Covid-19 disease was confirmed in Ghana on Tuesday. This brings to seven the number of cases recorded in the West African country

The Ghana Health Service said on its website that the patient is a Ghanaian who had returned to the country from France in the last 14 days.

A tweet from the Ghana Health Service said, “This afternoon (17 March 2020); we have received report from NMIMR that indicated one (1) more confirmed case as positive for COVID-19 in Greater Accra Region.”

The patient is a 35-year-old male, and a Ghanaian citizen.

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