Former Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister for Education and Member of Parliament for Manhyia South constituency has been discharged from the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC).

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh was detained at UGMC on June 24, 2020, after he reported being unwell.

The Education Minister is said to have gone back to the Centre to self-isolate after taking a voluntary test for Covid-19.

In an earlier statement, the Ministry for Education denied the Minister testing positive for the disease adding that “On Tuesday, 16th June 2020, he (Education Minister) underwent various tests, including COVID-19, after feeling unwell for a couple of days.

He tested negative for the virus, and this informed his decision to travel to his constituency for his acclamation on Saturday, 20th June 2020.

“Following his return to Accra, he still felt unwell, and decided to check himself for further tests, including the second test for Covid-19.”

But sharing the news of his release, the latest press statement signed by the Press Secretary to the Minister, Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng said, “Dr Opoku-Prempeh has been discharged with a “positive rapid antibody test and will be monitored.

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