The Ghana Health Service has declared MP for Tema West and former deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah COVID-19 Negative after passing two different tests.
In a letter addressed to the Tema East MP on Friday, July 9, 2020, and signed by the director-general of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye disclosed that Mr Ahenkorah has obtained two consecutive negative laboratory test results for COVID-19.
The MP came under severe criticism in the past week when it came to light that he had gone round to inspect the progress of the ongoing Voters Registration exercise despite knowing that he had tested positive for the deadly virus.
A massive pressure from Ghanaians forced him to tender his resignation as deputy minister for trade and industry, a resignation which was accepted by the President.
Below is a Summary of the letter from the Ghana Health Service…………
NOTIFICATION OF RECOVERY FROM COVID – 19
The Ghana Health Service wishes to inform you that you have obtained two consecutive negative laboratory test result for COVID – 19.
For this reason, you are deemed to have recovered from COVID – 19) infection, and so can return to work. This however does not mean you are immune from contracting the virus henceforth.
As a result, you are advised to continue to observe the under-listed precautionary measures:
➢ use of a face mask at all times, especially in public places,
➢ frequent washing of hands with soap under running water,
➢ covering your mouth and nose with tissue paper when coughing or sneezing and disposing off the used tissue properly,
➢ maintaining social and physical distancing with other people (minimum of 2 meters)
➢ drinking enough water. Whilst grateful for your co-operation thus far, we are looking forward to its continuation as we strive to ensure your safety and that of other Ghanaians.