Former MUSIGA President, Bice Osei Kuffour was known in showbiz as Obour has confirmed that his father, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, who contracted the coronavirus has died.
The father had returned from the United Kingdom on March 19, 2020.
He died on Friday evening while on admission at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) in Accra.
According to the Ghana Health Service, the country has recorded four deaths out of the 137 who have tested positive for covid-19, noting that all the four “had underlying chronic medical conditions.”
“Nana returned from the UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd, Obour said in a short message to the public to clarify circumstances surrounding the father’s death.
Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour had been under self-quarantine awaiting the test result for covid-19, but his condition deteriorated on Thursday night and was subsequently rushed to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital.
“Late this afternoon, the Drs informed us that he is likely to be a confirmed Covid case and as such we should take steps to do a contact trace and quarantine ourselves. Sadly he passed on this evening.”
Find his full statement below
With sadness and a heavy heart, I announce the death of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour my biological father.
Nana returned from the UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return, he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.
We arranged for his blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria.
We began treatment for malaria but his condition got worse. We arranged to bring him to Accra to be tested for Covid 19 at Ridge Hospital on Wednesday. They informed us that his report will be ready on Friday but we should keep him in quarantine which we did.
On Thursday night he had extreme difficulty with breathing so we called the Ambulance service and informed them of his condition. We told them the patient has tested for COVID 19 and awaiting his results so they should come along with appropriate apparel.
The ambulance team took him to Ridge Hospital around 11 pm on Thursday, March 26. We informed the health team at Ridge of his condition and also informed them he had earlier taken a test for Covid and awaiting results.
Late this afternoon, the Drs informed us that he is likely to be a confirmed Covid case and as such we should take steps to do a contact trace and quarantine ourselves. Sadly he passed on this evening.
These are the true facts about my father's demise.