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Ghana’s President self-isolates after COVID-19 exposure

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Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, is on a 14-day self-isolation after “at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19.”

A statement signed by the Information Minister Kojo Nkrumah, on Saturday, July 4, indicated the move is in compliance with COVID-19 protocols and follows the advice of doctors.

“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 statement said.

It further states that the president “has, as at today, tested negative.”

A number of government appointees and members of the president’s New Patriotic Party (NPP) have so far tested positive for COVID-19. The health minister, Kwaku Manu, who was leading the COVID-19 effort and is noted for urging Ghanaians to learn to live with the disease because it has come to stay, tested positive in June.


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