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Ghana Deputy Minister Resigns after Breaching Virus Measures

Ghana Deputy Minister Resigns after Breaching Virus Measures

Friday, 3 July, 2020 - 09:30
FILE PHOTO: A security personnel from town council wears a face mask while he controls traffic in Madina neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Kokoroko
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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 said in a statement 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 center in his constituency before the period of self-isolation was complete," the statement said.

The West African nation has recorded one of the highest number of coronavirus cases in the continent since the outbreak at 18,134, with 117 deaths.

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

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