Ghana’s chief justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah has gone into self-isolation in compliance with Covid-19 protocols.
According to a circular to high court judges, the chief justice is said to had gone into isolation on the advice of his doctors.
He would stay in isolation and work from his official residence in Accra for the next 14 days.
Ghana’s Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended all cases it was expected to give ruling on this week amid fears of the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
Local media reported that some judges were feared to have tested positive for the virus and are now in isolation.
There are also reports of a major outbreak of the virus at the country’s Judicial Service, forcing some courts to close.
It is not clear when the apex court will resume sitting as the judicial service prepares for its legal vacation from next month.
Ghana has so far confirmed 21,968 cases of the coronavirus with 129 deaths with 17,156 recoveries.
Last week Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo went into a 14-day self-isolation after being exposed to someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.