Matthew Prempeh, Ghana’s minister of education, has disclosed that about 90 percent of staff of the ministry have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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GhanaWeb reports that Prempeh said a mass testing was carried out on staff of the ministry, after his result came back positive the second time.
Out of the 50 staff tested, 45 tested positive for the virus, and were asymptomatic.
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He said: “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 persons, about 45 had contracted the virus.
“Most of them are asymptomatic so they are isolating at home.”
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Narrating his experience while being admitted at the University of Ghana Medical Center, Prempeh said it was one to forget.
“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,” he added.