Education Minister admitted to UGMC over suspected case of Covid-19

The Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku-Prempeh has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) awaiting test results for Covid-19.

Press Secretary to the Minister, Rodney Nkrumah-Bonteng said Dr. Opoku-Prempeh had earlier tested negative to the virus before traveling to Kumasi for his acclaimation in the just ended NPP primaries on Saturday, June 20.

“On Tuesday, 16″ 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 his acclamation on Saturday 20th June 2020,” the statement said.

According to Mrs Nkrumah-Bonteng, Dr. Opoku-Prempeh upon his return from the primaries felt sick and decided to go for a second test.

She added the doctors at UGMC have decided to detain him even though the results are not ready.

“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,” she added.

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