Akufo-Addo undergoes 14-day self-isolation after exposure to Covid-19 patient

President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will from Saturday, 04 July 2020, undergo a 14-day self-isolation after a member of his close circle tested positive for Covid-19.

The exercise forms part of a precautionary measure in compliance with the Covid-19 protocols, the Ministry of Information has said in a statement.

“He [president] has, as at today, tested negative, but has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution,” Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.

It is not clear which member of the President’s close circle is being said to have tested positive for the coronavirus but many appointees are currently on admission at various hospitals in connection with the virus.

The Regional Reorganisation Minister, Dan Botwe, Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh and Deputy Trade Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah are among a few of the many government appointees who have tested positive for the virus.

“The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Vila at the Jubilee House, Accra,” the statement concluded.

Read the full statement below:

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