The Senior Minister Mr. Yaw Osafo-Maafo has tested positive to the novel coronavirus.
This was disclosed by the Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah during the weekly COVID-19 press briefing held Tuesday, July 7.
According to him, “The Senior Minister has been informed that his sample given for testing has returned positive. He will therefore as of today (June 7, 2020) commence treatment for COVID-19 from home.”
Oppong Nkrumah added that the former Finance minster has given him the permission to make his COVID-19 status public.
The former member of parliament for Akyem Oda joins a growing list of government appointees who have tested positive to coronavirus, including the Health minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu and former Deputy Trade and Industry Ministry Minister Carlos Ahenkorah.