President Nana Akufo-Addo will from today, July 4, 2020, begin a 14-day self-isolation after someone in his close circles tested positive for COVID-19.
According to a statement signed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the President tested negative after taking the COVID-19 test.
He has elected to self-isolate as a precautionary measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a fourteen (14) day precautionary self- isolation measure in compliance with Covid-19 protocols,” the statement added.
The statement further stated that President Akufo-Addo will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra.
A number of government appointees have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last few weeks.
A Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Carlos Ahenkorah who also tested positive for the virus resigned because he visited a voter registration centre, contrary to advise by his doctor to self-isolate.
This is the highest number of new recorded cases per the periodic updates in the country so far.
Day 1 of voter registration exercise at the Adentan Constituency in the Greater Accra Region