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Bostic tests negative for COVID


Bostic tests negative for COVID

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Minister of Health Jeffrey Bostic today reported that his COVID-19 test result has returned negative.

Speaking at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley from home where he is self-isolating, Bostic said he was not surprised by the result.

He was part of the welcoming party for 95 Ghanaian nurses who arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport last Thursday to assist local nurses. 

Tests revealed that nine of them were positive for COVID-19.

Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George reported on Saturday that he recommended that Bostic, along with other officials at the airport including Minister of Tourism Senator Lisa Cummins and Executive Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Juliette Bynoe Sutherland, as well as the media who attended, self-isolate “out of an abundance of caution”.

Dr Corey Forde, Head of the Infection Prevention and Control/ Infectious Diseases Programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital also reported during the press conference that the nine nurses were “doing well” and in good spirits. (CM)