The New Patriotic Party’s campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah have been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.
Citi News understands that a number of government officials have tested positive for the virus and are currently receiving treatment. This comes on the back of the death of the former General Secretary of the Governing New Patriotic Party, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John, has died today, July 1, 2020.
A source at the Forestry Commission told Citi News that he died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital today, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, after testing positive for COVID-19.
Government appointees vs COVID-19
A number of Government appointees have been battling with the Coronavirus disease. Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu tested positive for the disease about three weeks ago and received treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre in Accra.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Lydia Diane-Selby, also tested positive for the Coronavirus within the same period.
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