Ghanaian president isolates himself despite negative test for the virus
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, isolated himself as a precautionary measure for two weeks despite negative tests for coronavirus, after one of his contacts was confirmed to have the disease.
President Nana Akufo-Addo began his quarantine on Saturday and will work from the presidential villa in Accra.
The president chose to do so after at least one person in his close circle tested positive for VIDOC-19
Ghana has reported over 19,300 cases of this new respiratory disease and 117 deaths, and has lifted its strict embargo although social distancing measures remain in place.
The announcement was made the day after the Presidency’s statement that a junior minister had resigned for not isolating himself after testing positive.
There was no official indication that the events were linked.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a number of high-ranking politicians around the world have caught the disease, including the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was hospitalised and has now recovered.
The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, was also placed in preventive quarantine last month, despite negative tests, after coming into contact with a case of coronavirus.