Ghana President in self-isolation
Published: 02:12 PM, 5 July 2020
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo
Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo isolated himself after coming into contact with an associate who tested positive for the coronavirus. The country's government revealed the information in an official statement issued on Saturday.
According to the statement, “President Nana Akufo-Addo will today begin a 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols. This is because a member of his close circle tested positive for the novel coronavirus.”
However, he will be working from the presidential villa in Accra, capital of the West African country.
Ghana has reported more than 19,300 cases of the new respiratory disease and 117 deaths and has lifted its strict lockdown although social-distancing measures remain in place.
The announcement came a day after the president said a junior minister had resigned for failing to self-isolate after testing positive. There was no official indication the events were linked.