The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo, has taken a precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols after one person within his close circles tested positive for the disease.
He, will, therefore, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House while on the 14 days isolation.
A statement dated July 4, 2020, and signed by the Minister of Information, Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said.
According to the statement the President arrived at the decision upon the advice of his doctors.
“He has as at today tested negative, but has elected to take this measure in the abundance of caution,” the statement added.
The COVID-19 disease is caused by Coronaviruses, a large group of viruses that are common among animals.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the virus which is transmitted from animals to humans and human to human is a dangerous disease with an incubation period between 4-6 days.
In humans, COVID-19 infection is spread through droplets produced during coughing or sneezing of infected persons.
COVID-19 Fatal for Elderly
With Symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, and difficulty in breathing and in severe cases death, COVID-19 is said to be very fatal for persons with weak immune system, particularly, the elderly and the very young.
Currently, the disease has no vaccine or cure; however, to curtail the spread of the disease, affected persons and persons they have come into contact with are expected to go on 14 days isolation period.