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.
— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) July 4, 2020
There have been several high profile government officials who have tested positive for the virus in Ghana.