The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has wished Ghana’s Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, a speedy recovery from COVID-19.
“Let us wish our hardworking Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP for Dormaa Central, a speedy recovery from the virus, which he contracted in the line of duty, and is in a stable condition,” the President urged.
President Akufo-Addo made the remark on Sunday, June 14, 2020 during his 11th address to the nation on goverment’s fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana.
Kwaku Agyeman Manu is currently receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre after he got infected with COVID-19.
The Health Minister who announced Ghana’s first COVID-19 case in a night broadcast in March this year would be the first high profile government official to have confirmed positive for the novel Coronavirus in Ghana.
He is known for urging the public to be cautious of the virus during his regular appearances at the bi-weekly press briefings on COVID-19 by the Information Ministry which has been put on hold for a while.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has confirmed that the Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, K.K. Sam died of COVID-19.
In his address to the country on Sunday, June 14, 2020, the President who described the late MCE as “an old and valiant colleague in the struggle of the New Patriotic Party” said “may his soul rest in perfect peace in the bosom of the Almighty until the Last Day of the Resurrection when we shall all meet again.”
Currently, Ghana’s COVID-19 case count stands at 11,964 with 4,258 recoveries and 54 deaths.