President Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of Ghana: goes into self isolation

By Xinhua/NAN

Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has gone into a 14-day self-isolation after one of his closes associates tested positive for the novel coronavirus, said a statement.

The statement signed by the Minister for Information Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah late Saturday said Akufo-Addo decided to take the precautionary measure in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

The statement added that although his initial test on Saturday was negative, the president “has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution.”

“During this precautionary period of self-isolation, the president will work from the presidential villa at the Jubilee House,” it said.

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Ghana’s total coronavirus cases figure presently stands at 19,388 with 117 deaths so far recorded.