Minister of Defense Hon. Dominic Aduna Bingab Nitiwul has reacted to news to the effect that he has been quarantined after an official visit to South Korea.
Dominic Nitiwul admitted to MyNewsGh.com that he indeed visited three 3 countries to lobby for one Dr Kwakwa for World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Secretary General position and has since returned home but denied claims he has been quarantined
“There is a medical procedure to quarantine people and I am relaxing happily after helping the country in the 3 countries I visited to lobby for Dr Kwakwa for WIPO Sec Gen position”, he revealed.
He denied being quarantined as was reported earlier but stated as per procedure, he was only subjected to the tests and results proved negative despite visiting one of the countries that has been hard hit by the disease.
An official of the vetting committee in Tamale had earlier told MyNewsGh.com that the Minister was unable to take his turn at the vetting of parliamentary aspirants today March 4, 2020, because he has been allegedly quarantined over fears of the deadly coronavirus.
“He returned from an official trip to South Korea some days ago and as a precautionary measure, we have decided that he should not come in person for the vetting. We will use another means to vet him. You know South Korea is one of the area that has been hit by the novel Coronavirus”, an official of the vetting committee confirmed to MyNewsGh.com.
Asked if the Minister was quarantined in a health facility or his home, he declined further comment except to say he would be out of the public space for 14 days.