The President, Nana Akufo-Addo is on a 14-day self-isolation after getting exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
This was contained in a statement dated July 4, 2020, and signed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
“President Nana Akufo-Addo will today begin a 14 day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” the Information Ministry said in a statement. “This is because a member of his close circle tested positive for the novel coronavirus.”
The decision is on the advice of doctors, acordig to Oppong Nkrumah.
Latest figures released by the Ministry of Health shows that in the last 24 hours Ghana has recorded its highest COVID-19 cases so far – 758 positive cases, largely from surveillance and enhanced contact tracing, raising the total number of positive cases to 19,388 with 117 deaths.
The West African nation’s deputy trade and industry minister Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah resigned on Friday for violating coronavirus self-isolation measures after he tested positive for the virus.
Since first appearing in Wuhan, China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.