Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into a 14-day self-isolation after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.
The country’s information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said in a statement on Saturday evening that the president took the decision after “at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19 today (Saturday).”
The statement said “On the advise of doctors, the President of the Republic of Ghana, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with Covid-19 protocols.”
Although the said person within the President’s close circle wasn’t mentioned, the statement said the President did test negative for Covid-19 before going into self-isolation.
Despite his negative status the president “elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution.”
“The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra,” the statement added.
There have been several high profile government officials who have tested positive for the virus in Ghana.
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