Papa Owusu Ankomah, Ghana’s High Commissioner to UK, recovers from Coronavirus

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Papa Owusu Ankomah who was infected by the novel Coronavirus has fully recovered.

Making the announcement today, Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Mr. Ankomah described his recovery as a blessing from the “horrific effects” of COVID-19.

Papa Owusu Ankomah was in April 2020 diagnosed with the virus and was described to be in “stable condition” despite reports that he was receiving treatment at the intensive care unit at a hospital.

But as at May 12, 2020, he released a statement that he is fine.

“I am reaching out to you today as the world fights a significant battle against the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).  As most of you are aware, I tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital, London, in April 2020. I count myself blessed to be counted among the living today based on my recovery from the horrific effects of the virus.”

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“I extend my deepest gratitude to the President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who continued to show compassion during those difficult times. I am also humbled to know that I can count on the continued support of the Minister for Foreign Affairs 86 Regional Integration of Ghana, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey (MP), in many ways, particularly for the direction she gave to the High Commission to manage matters.”

He also showed appreciation to the general public, the hospital staff and staff of the High commission, those who were there for him in prayers and in kind.

“I am grateful to all for the prayers and well wishes to me, my family, and staff of the High Commission during the difficult moment of recovery. Words cannot express the depth of our gratitude and I am fortunate to know that I have the concern of each and every one of you.”


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