Education Minister locked up at UGMC; awaits results of COVID-19 tests

The Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been locked up at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) after undergoing various tests including that of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).He had earlier tested negative for the virus after availing himself for a test on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, thereby, informing his decision to travel to his constituency, Manhyia South, in the Ashanti Region, for his acclamation on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

A statement signed by the Minister’s Press Secretary, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng and released in Accra, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 said “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”.

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