Senior Minister of the Republic of Ghana, Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo has tested postive for COVID-19.

The news was confirmed by the Minister of Information and member of parliament, Honorable Kojo Oppong Nkrumah at the ministry’s weekly COVID-19 press briefing close to an hour ago.

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News broke out last week that the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo has gone into self-isolation because one of the persons in his close circle has tested positive for the virus. The press release which made the announcement however didn’t mention who the official was.

It is now clear according to the briefing from Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, that the official who was referred to as a member of the President’s close circle is Yaw Osafo Marfo.

Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo has become the latest to join a tall list of high ranking officials of the ruling New Patriotic Party and the government who have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

According to the information minister, the senior minister will begin treatment for the illness from home. It is not clear what his condition is currently.

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