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President Akufo-Addo begins a 14-day self-imposed isolation, Here’s why


The president of Ghana, effective today 4th July, 2020 has began a self imposed isolation, to be observed for a period of 14days.

The decision to go into isolation, as revealed in a statement signed by Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the minister for information, is out of the abundance of caution and on doctor’s advice after a member of his inner circle tested positive for Covid-19.

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The president himself, in a test conducted today, was negative for the virus.

The fourteen days isolation is perhaps more necessitated following the confirmation that several NPP big guns close to the president, such as his campaign manager, Peter Mac Manu and the now deceased, Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie (Sir John), former general secretary of the NPP tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.

The letter read: “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 President has elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19 today.

He has, as at today, tested negative, but has 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.” 

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