Coronavirus: MP wants President Akufo-Addo quarantined when he returns from Europe tour

Coronavirus: MP wants President Akufo-Addo quarantined when he returns from Europe tour

- Ras Mubarak is suggesting President Akufo-Addo be quarantined after his tour of Europe

- The Kumbungu MP says the President should be taken through the entire 14-day mandatory isolation

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The deadly coronavirus continues to spread across the continent, with the latest being the announcement by Ghana’s neighbour Nigeria recording its first case Friday, February 28, 2020.

With the hope that the coronavirus could have been contained in China fast diminishing, NDC Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has called for the isolation of President Akufo-Addo when he returns from his trip in Europe.

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According to the NDC MP, President Akufo-Addo and his entourage must be taken through the mandatory 14-day quarantine process after they return to the country from his tour of Europe.

Ras Mubarak says his call is due to the fact that the President visited some European countries where there are cases of the deadly Covid-19 disease.

He also called for the Ghana Health Service to extend their services and checks on MPs who are currently on assignment to countries with reported cases.

Could my honourable friends confirm whether upon arrival in the country from his European tour, his excellency the President will be quarantined? Mr. Speaker, I say so because the President of Mongolia has been quarantined for the 14-day mandatory period and Mr. Speaker, his excellency the President has visited Norway which has recorded a case of Coronavirus. It will be very helpful to get information as to when his excellency will be quarantined when he arrives in the country.

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In China - the epicentre of the deadly disease - the National Health Commission reported at least 44 new coronavirus deaths, bringing to 2,788 the number of fatalities nationwide.

Coronavirus has killed more than 2,800 people and infected more than 83,000 worldwide.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a group by name Ghana Health Alert (GHA) says President Nana Akufo-Addo and his delegation must be screened and quarantined when they return from their 12-day tour of Europe.

According to the group their call is on the back of signs of flu and cold showed by the Ghana President during the State of the Nation Address.

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