Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has indicated that disclosing the Covid-19 status of others is not right.
According to Mr. Oppong Nkrumah, informing others about ones Covid-19 status is the sole responsibility of the affected person.
He was speaking at the Information Ministry’s Press brief on Ghana’s Covid-19 management situation when he was asked to indicate whether any of the Deputy Chiefs of Staff has tested positive for the coronavirus but responding to this the Minister said disclosure is voluntary.
“We continue to encourage all other persons who test positive to put it out there and to use it in the fight against stigma but it will be unfair to ask me to be here to speculate or to name other persons,” he said.
He, however, reiterated the need to end Covid-19 stigma, while encouraging persons affected with the virus to confidently disclose their status, as a way to help fight in the fight against Covid stigma.
“The policy of naming persons without their consent hasn’t changed. When somebody tests positive we encourage that person to voluntarily put it out, if that person instructs us so to do, we will,” he said