Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Papa Owusu Ankomah has been discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of Royal Free Hospital, Archway North, London after he was infected with Coronavirus.
The Ghanaian Diplomat was in critical condition hence was admitted in ICU but the Director of Communication for the UK branch of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Ansah Obofuor, has confirmed exclusively to mybrytfmonline.com that, Papa Owusu Ankomah was taken out of ICU the same day on Friday, April 10, 2020, adding that he is recuperating.
The High Commission of the Republic of Ghana in the UK has published on its website that ” due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) globally and in its efforts to assist the UK and Ghana Governments in their advisories to combat the spread of the virus, the High Commission is hereby closed with the temporary suspension of the issuance of visas, passports and attestation of documents”
Mybryfmonline.com has also gathered that some staff at the office of the High Commissioner have been quarantined.
A UK based news website, theguardian.com reported on Friday, April 10, 2020, that, the UK has recorded its worst daily fatality rate yet during the coronavirus crisis, a higher number in a single day than any experienced by Italy or Spain.
A record 980 people were announced to have died in UK hospitals in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total to 8,958.
That number is exceeded in Europe only by France, where 1,417 died in a single day – a figure that unlike the UK included deaths in care homes. Italy announced its record daily death toll of 971 almost two weeks ago, against Spain’s worst day of 950 coronavirus deaths.
Brief Profile about Papa Owusu Ankomah
Papa Owusu-Ankomah, sometimes affectionately call the Quiet Dynamo, is a Ghanaian Barrister cum politician born in Ghana on 27 April 1958 to a family of entrepreneurs in the retail and real estate industries in the Western Region. Papa’s father, the late Mr. Yaw Owusu-Ankomah, hailed from Atibie in the Kwahu District of the Eastern Region, while his mother, a still feisty octogenarian – Madam Araba Owomoye Owusu-Ankomah – hails from Dixcove in the Western Region. He was once Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Ghana.
Papa Owusu-Ankomah has become recognized as one of the most seasoned lawyers in the country. He was the managing partner in the practice of Owusu-Ankomah, Amanquah & Co. just before becoming a full-time politician when the New Patriotic Party took office in 2001.
As a lawyer, Papa Owusu-Ankomah is renowned for his work on behalf of activists of the New Patriotic Party, some of whom have been wrongfully persecuted as they tried to exercise their constitutional rights. Papa’s service to the N.P.P. goes far beyond donating his legal services, as important as this was at the time.