Ursula Owusu’s husband tests negative for coronavirus, after spending days in self-isolation

Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Communications Minister, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that her husband has tested negative for coronavirus after days in self-isolation.

Mrs Owusu-Ekuful revealed results of the tests in a jubilant post on her Facebook timelime on Sunday.

Dr Sam Ekuful retired into self-isolation last week after returning from a trip to the United Kingdom.

The Ablekuma West MP told the media last Thursday that, as part of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19, she and her family ensured they had no contact with Dr. Ekuful and that the closest they got to him was to stand afar and wave if they needed to talk to him.

“They leave his food at the door. If we want to talk to him, we stand at a safe distance away and talk to him, we wave him, he’s okay,” she said.

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The MP said though it wasn’t easy to stay away from a loved one, it was the only way to end the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even though he has not seen his family in a few weeks, and when he returned, he can’t chat with your kids, you can’t sit in your living room. It is like a self-imposed house arrest.

“But he is fine, and he understands why he has to do that and it takes some getting used to initially. Protect your family, your community by going into self isolation. If within a reasonable period of time you are not showing symptoms you can go out there and just be normal. But right now like the President said, ‘these are not ordinary times’ that is why we need to take these drastic measures to protect ourselves,” she added.

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Mrs Owusu-Ekuful disclosed in her Facebook post that, blood samples of her husband sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, tested negative for coronavirus.

“Suspected Covid-19 specimen for SAM EKUFFUL submitted on 21/03/2020 tested NEGATIVE for SARS-COV-2 virus,” she wrote.

She expressed gratitude to all those who showed concern towards her family during the difficult moment.

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