The Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service facilitates have been disinfected by ‘virus killers’ Zoomlion Ghana Limited.
The disinfection exercise is as a result of the Education Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh revealing that some staff have contracted the deadly coronavirus disease.
Dr Prempeh has disclosed that about 90% of workers at his Ministry have tested positive for the Covid-19.
According to him, most of these workers have shown mild symptoms and are currently self-isolating at home.
“I can say 45 out of every 50 of our workers have tested positive for the virus. Since the lockdown, we at the MoE have been working without any break because, despite the lockdown, we had to put some measures in place.
“We were contemplating whether schools should proceed with their exams or not and we had to work on this. Therefore we at the MoE since the President issued the lockdown had been going to work. So I can’t really identify if I got it from there or not. However, I’m certain I didn’t get it from my constituency,” the Minister said on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo.
Dr. Opoku-Prempeh was discharged after spending two weeks at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) after contracting the disease.
Recounting a moment he described as a near-death experience, the Minister said it was a second test that confirmed he had the disease because an initial one was negative.