The Senior Minister, Mr Yaw Osafo Maafo has tested positive for COVID-19.

This was announced today by the Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at a press briefing in Accra.

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“Senior Minister Osafo-Marfo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19. He will therefore as of today (June 7, 2020) commence treatment for covid-19 from home,” Oppong Nkrumah said.

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has since Saturday, July 4, 2020, been on self-isolation after coming close to someone who tested positive for Coronavirus.

While updating the nation on the current status of the president, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah also wished persons battling with the virus including the Senior Minister a speedy recovery.

“Our best wishes remain with him and all who battling the virus”

The Senior Minister joins a long list of government officials who have tested positive for the virus.