The campaign manager for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Peter Mac Manu is reported to be at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease.

Also on admission to the Unit is the Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah.

There are reports that two other Deputy Ministers who have tested positive for the virus are at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) receiving treatment.

Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah

The country suffered another loss after reports of the passing of the former General Secretary of the NPP, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John.

The Forestry Commission boss died on Wednesday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

Sources say he was admitted last Thursday and he was moved to the ICU when he started experiencing breathing difficulties.

He was subsequently placed on a ventilator.

Not long ago, the Sekondi-Takoradi Mayor, Anthony K.K. Sam died after his personal driver tested positive for Covid-19. The MCE died while receiving treatment at UGMC.

Another government official, Dr Lydia Dsane-Selby, the CEO of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has also tested positive for Covid-19.

She went into self-isolation after she got to know her status.

The Health Minister has recuperated after testing positive for the coronavirus disease.

On June 24, the Regional Reorganisation Minister, Daniel Kweku Botwe and Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh were also admitted to UGMC.

Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh (L) and Regional Reorganisation Minister, Daniel Kweku Botwe (R)

It is not clear whether the two have tested positive for Covid-19, they were reported to be admitted to a place called the ‘Red zone’ where only Covid-19 positive are kept.

The two public officers later confirmed in separate press releases that they had Covid-19 like symptoms so they self-isolated at the health facility.

Although Joy News sources could not tell whether they have tested positive they reiterated that the two gentlemen are on admission where only persons with full Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) can go.