Ghana sacks minister for flouting COVID-19 isolation rules

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Ghana’s deputy trade and industry minister has been forced to resign for breaking coronavirus self-isolation restrictions after testing positive for Covid-19.

Carlos Ahenkorah, who is also an MP, had visited a voter registration centre in his constituency in the city of Tema before completing his period of isolation.

He says he adhered to social-distancing rules, adding that he was asymptomatic.

Some Ghanaians are calling for him to be prosecuted for breaching safety guidelines and endangering the lives of people.

The West African nation has recorded more than 18,000 cases of coronavirus and more than 100 deaths.

There has been a surge in cases following the easing of some restrictions last month.

Ghana is compiling a new electoral roll ahead of elections in December.

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