Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre(UGMC) where he was detained last week awaiting results of a COVID-19 test.

A statement signed by his Press Secretary, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng said he’s out of the hospital “with a positive rapid antibody test result and will be further monitored.” 

It added that “he is currently at home resting and would like to thank all those who wished him well during his time in hospital.”

This comes after the Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development, Dan Botwe was also discharged last Saturday after being hospitalised at the University of Ghana Medical Centre for COVID-19 treatment.

Meanwhile, President Akufo Addo effective, July 4, 2020, has taken a fourteen(14) day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols, upon advice from his doctors.

A statement signed by Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information said the President elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19.

“He has, as at today, tested negative, but has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution.

“The President will during this precautionary self-quarantine period, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra,” the statement added.

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