COVID-19: FORMER MUSIGA PRESIDENT OBOUR LOSES DAD WHILE AWAITING COVID-19 TEST RESULT

• Nana returned from UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.

• “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.

We arranged for his blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria.


Ghanaian Musician and former President of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Mr. Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour

Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour father of Ghanaian Musician and former president of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Mr. Bice Osei Kuffour popularly known as Obour, passed away at the Ridge Hospital in Accra after reportedly being infected the deadly COVID-19.


According the former MUSIGA president his dad had returned from UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family and upon his return he was well but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.

The former said, they arranged for the fathers blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria. Shortly after they had begun treating the deceased for malaria, his health begun deteriorating.

Prompting them to arranged for him to be sent to the capital, Accra to be tested for Covid -19 at Ridge Hospital on Wednesday.


According to Obour, on Thursday night, 26th March, the late Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour had extreme difficulty in breathing and immediately 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", Obour added.


The Late Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor

Obour in a statement released shortly after his father’s demise on Friday evening 27th March, 2020, said, "his father, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffuor passed away after doctors said “he is likely to be a confirmed Covid-19”.


Ghanaian Musician and former president of the Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA), Obuor lost his mother sometime in 2016.


Below is Obour’s full statement


With sadness and a heavy heart I announce the death of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour my biological father.


Nana returned from 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 11pm 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 fathers demise.





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