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Carlos Ahenkorah Admits Visiting Registration Centres Despite Testing Positive For COVID-19

The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah has admitted he visited some voter registration centres despite testing positive for COVID-19.

The Tema West MP was seen at some registration centres on the first day of the voter registration exercise.

Pictures of his visit went viral on social media after the media reported he had been admitted at the Korle bu teaching hospital.

But reacting to his visit to the centres at a time he knew his COVID-19 status, the MP said he did not think his visit could endanger the lives of others at the centres.

“I decided to see how some of the centres were just operating. So I stepped out into town a bit. It didn’t mean I couldn’t go out. My test results had shown I was positive a week ago and after one week, my doctors said I could step out,” he said in an interview on Asempa FM.

“They (doctors) said I could go out except that I needed to wear my mask and observe social distancing,” he added.

On Asempa FM political talkshow where he was interviewed, Carlos Ahenkorah was asked whether his decision to move around a public space put others at risk.

“That would be speculative”, he said.

Mr. Ahenkorah justified his action, explained that people would have wondered his whereabout if he had continued to stay indoors without stepping out during the voter registration exercise.

“I can assure you that I’m a very careful person and I was very mature about it,” he said.

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