Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has cleared rumors that President Akufo-Addo has tested positive for Coronavirus.
According to the Information Minister, News circulating on various social media platforms indicating the President is seriously sick because he has been affected with the deadly disease should not be taken serious because President Akufo-Addo is strong and fit as the fiddle.
He made this coolmment in a press briefing today 18th March, 2020 while giving updates on the confirmed case of Coronavirus in the country.
Some online news portals published a story about the President having contracted Coronavirus with his senior Minster, Yaw Osafo Marfo.
According to Kevin Taylor, a source at the Jubilee House has confirmed to him that the President has tested positive for Coronavirus
However, reacting to such claims, the finest government appointee said neither the President nor the Senior Minister have tested positive for Coronavirus.
“There are those who even in these trying times take delight in fabricating stories and throwing them out there on social media sometimes for political purposes and sometimes for humour. We would want to discourage that as much as possible. There are stories going around that the President and some ministers have tested positive [for Coronavirus]. You have seen it on social media. It is not true,” he said.
The Information Minister then pleaded with media men and women who have platforms to help share relevant information so as to stop the spread of the disease.
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