Ghana Education Minister Confirms  90 Percent Staff Contract COVID-19

The Ghanian Minister of Education, Mathew Prempeh says over 90 percent of the staff in the ministry have contracted coronavirus.

In a Ghana Web report monitored, Prempeh said mass testing conducted at the ministry revealed that he is among those positive for the disease, which made it imperative for test to be conducted on the staff of the ministry.

He said results from the test showed out of 50 persons, about 45 of the staff had contracted the disease with majority of them being asymptomatic.

“After my second result came out as positive, testing was conducted on all staff at the ministry and the results showed that out of every 50 person, about 45 had contracted the virus,” prempeh said

“most of them are asymptomatic so they  are isolating at home.”

Prempheh, while narrating his experience before  recovery, was in admission for two weeks at the university of Ghana Medical center in what he describe as harrowing.

He said “for all the 52 years of my life, I’ve never been admitted to the hospital before and it was not a pleasant experience. The disease is very real and I don’t wish it on even my foe.”

With 548 new cases, Ghana has recorded 22,822 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 17,564 recoveries and 129 deaths.


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