Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu says recent media reports quoting him as saying the President is tired of the COVID-19 fight are a misinterpretation of his comments he made in his native Bono language.
According to the report circulated online, the health minister made the comments at a ceremony in Dormaa to suggest that President Akufo-Addo and health officials at the forefront are already tired adding that Ghanaians must take personal responsibility to protect themselves from contracting the virus.
But Mr Agyeman-Manu says the story is inaccurate.
“I only pleaded with Ghanaians on our normal covid education awareness and I spoke about the hard work the President has put in to this battle. The tireless efforts that the President and health officials have put into this fight require that we all help and adhere to the safety protocols. If we don’t, may put the President’s labour in vain. I did not mean that the President or the government are tired” he said. I spoke in Bono and I suspect those translating got it wrong. Mr Agyeman-Manu has asked the general public to disregard the false reports
Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 21,968 after 891 new infections detected in 73 districts as at June 7, 2020.
Clinical recoveries are up to 17,156 with the death count standing at 129.
The death rate from the virus in Ghana has been noted as 0.58 percent.
There are 4,683 active cases of which 22 are severe cases.
Six of the severe cases are in a critical condition and five are on ventilators.
For the bulk of the new cases, 571 were recorded in 24 districts in the Greater Accra Region, 93 cases from 18 districts in the Ashanti Region and 86 from five districts in the Western Region.