Deputy Trades and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah has refuted reports that he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

Although he admitted that he was indeed at the Hospital, the Tema West MP, said it was only for an overnight stay at the Isolation Centre for a review and not at the ICU as media reports suggest.

My attention has been drawn to messages circulating on social media to the effect that I am in ICU after testing positive to Covid-19 sending worrying signals and misinformation to my well wishers and party faithfuls.

“I was admitted for an overnight review on my Covid status at the ISOLATION CENTER in Korle –Bu yesterday around 5 PM and discharged at 11am this morning.

His comments come after reports have been circulating about his status a few hours after the demise of former General Secretary of the NPP and Forestry Commission boss, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Sir John.

Sir John died Tuesday after suffering from complications from Covid-19. Shortly after, there were reports that Mr. Ahenkora together with the NPP’s Campaign Manager, Peter Mac Manu have also contracted the virus and have been admitted at the ICU as a matter of fact.

Mr. Ahenkora, however, has debunked the reports stating emphatically that he has never been admitted at the ICU.

“I have not in any way been taking ill or suffer[ed] any serious break down to send me into ICU,” he said in a statement.

“I must categorically state that I am not in ICU neither am I in Korle-Bu at the moment,” he added.