COVID-19 positive Ghanaian minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah resigns

Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah has resigned for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after testing positive for the virus.

President Nana Akufo-Addo disclosed this on Friday.

“This follows the admission by the deputy minister of his breach of the COVID-19 protocols, when, as a person certified to be positive of the virus, he visited a registration centre in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete,” the statement said.

Ghana has one of the highest number of coronavirus cases in the continent since the outbreak at 18,134, with 117 deaths.

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Last month, Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman Manu tested positive for the virus.