The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been in quarantine since Saturday, despite registering as negative for the corona virus after confirming that she has contacted an infected person in the area.
The president started quarantine this Saturday and will work from the presidential village in Accra, the country’s capital, the information ministry said in a statement.
“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will take a fourteen (14) day preventive self-isolation measure under Covid-19 protocols starting today (yesterday) July 4, 2020,” said the “Modern Ghana” portals.
The statement said: “The President decided to do so after at least one person in his close circle tested positive for COVID-19 today (yesterday).”
The Ghanaian authorities have confirmed 18,134 cases of coronavirus with 117 deaths. This comes from data released on Thursday by the African Centers for Control and Prevention of Disease (Africa CDC), which reports to the African Union (AU).