There had been news making rounds that the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and the Member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency, Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah had contracted coronavirus and currently receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
However, the lawmaker had debunked the rumors saying he was admitted for an overnight check in relation to his COVID-19 status and there was not more to that.
Carlos was said to have been admitted at the ICU with NPP’s Mark Manu immediately after the demise of Sir John.
Mark Manu is yet to respond to the claims.
Below was the statement released to that effect:
I am not in ICU – Carlos Ahenkorah
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 faithful.
I must categorically state that I am not in ICU neither am I in Korle-Bu at the moment. 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 11 am this morning.
I have not in any way been taking ill or suffer any serious break down to send me into ICU.
I ask all and sundry to disregard this hollow speculation and confirm I’m as fit as I use to be.