The Minister of Education Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre after undergoing various tests including COVID-19.

He tested negative for the virus after a test on 16th June and this informed his decision to travel to his constituency for his acclamation on Saturday 20th June 2020.

A statement signed by Rodney Nkrumah-Boateng, Press Secretary to the Minister, “following his return to Accra, he still felt unwell and decided to check himself in for further tests, including a second test for COVID-19. Although the results are not out, he has been detained at the UGMC as a precautionary measure for further observation due to his condition.”