The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo following a positive test of COVID-19 with one of his contacts has gone into self-isolation for 14 days despite testing negative for the virus, the Infomation Minister has said.
According to President Akufo-Addo, his 2 weeks of self-isolation forms part of precautionary measures to curb and slow the spread of the deadly virus that has as of the time writing this post claimed 122 lives in the country.
The government’s spokesperson in a statement copied to Georgeweb.org said “His Excellency Akufo-Addo on the advice of doctors is from today July 4, 2020, taking a 2-weekday precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with Ghana’s COVID-19 protocols”.
The statement explained that Nana Akufo-Addo has decided to self-quarantine after one person within his inner circle tested positive for the deadly coronavirus today.
“He has, as at today, tested negative, but has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution”. the statement said.
The Information Minister said President Nana Akufo-Addo began his quarantine on Saturday, adding that he will be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra.
According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) the country has 20,085 COVID-19 confirmed cases with 14,870 recoveries and 122 deaths.