Office of the former President, his Excellency Jerry John Rawlings has announced the closure of his office due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“The closure is due to the unfortunate spread of the COVID-19 virus,” a statement signed by the Communications Director, of the office, Kobina Andoh Amoakwa said.
“The decision which is aimed at protecting staff and potential visitors will review after two weeks”.
However, members of the general public who wish to urgently contact the office the former President can do so through the following email addresses [email protected], [email protected], the statement said.
The statement dated July 9, 2020, further, urged Ghanaians to adhere to all the safety protocols to help curtail the spread of the disease.
“The former president once again urges all Ghanaians to be mindful of their personnel discipline and care as we work to combat the disease. He calls on all to wear their masks, maintain appropriate social distancing, cough etiquette, and general hygiene protocols”.
Closure of Offices Due to COVID-19
The closure of the office of the ex-president makes it the second office to be closed within this week due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Two days ago, the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST) also shut down its head office at Dzorwulu, Accra, after a number of its staff tested positive for the disease.
Earlier, on June 25, 2020, the Minister of Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced that more work-related cases were being recorded and called on the business and corporate community in the country to ensure strict compliance to the workplace protocols to reverse the trend.
“We need to take workplace safety protocols seriously, the data and science tell us that, a significant number of cases are coming from the workplace,” the Information Minister said.