JUST IN: GES Director-General tests positive for Coronavirus

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A piece of information available bares that the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Professor Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Professor Opoku Amankwa who is a member of an 11-member committee chaired by Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo to fashion out modalities aimed at reopening schools is one of five members to have tested positive for the virus.

The Educationist has since been quarantined at a health facility and undergoing treatment.

My News GH reported that sources reveal that members of the committee were exposed to an infected person for which reason they contracted the virus while the rest who have not tested positive have since gone into self-isolation.

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Senior Minister Osafo-Maafo has been informed that his sample taken has returned positive for COVID-19,” Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

The Minister adds up to a number of top government officials who have tested positive for the deadly virus.

Last week the country lost an astute politician to the deadly disease after he was admitted at the Korle Bu teaching hospital for being infected by the disease.

In all two top government officials have died as a result of the disease since its outbreak in the country.

 

The Likes of Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Dan Botwe, Carlos Ahenkorah, and Peter Mac Manu have all been isolated in the past for being infected by the deadly disease.

 

SOURCE:GNA


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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