COVID-19: I was right to quarantine returnees-Akufo-Addo

COVID-19: I was right to quarantine returnees-Akufo-Addo

- Akufo-Addo has said he will not rush to declare a lockdown in Ghana

- The president believes his decision to mandatorily quarantine all persons who arrived in the country after March 21 was the right one

- Ghana has so far recorded 136 positive cases

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President Nana Akufo-Addo says his decision to mandatorily quarantine all travelers who arrived in Ghana after March 21, 2020, has yielded good results.

According to the president, he has been vindicated following the number of persons who tested positive after tests were conducted on the persons who are being held upon arrival in the country.

Akufo-Addo opined that majority of the country’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) case count is from the population of people under mandatory quarantine.

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He reiterated that this shows that the decision was appropriate and in the best interest of the populace.

I have been vindicated by facts. It turns out that the overwhelming number of cases are all from people who came from abroad and of those who came and have been quarantined, an extreme number have been found to be carrying the virus,” Nana Addo said when he met the Trades Union Congress (TUC) leadership at the Jubilee House on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Meanwhile, Ghana as of Friday, March 27, 2020, has recorded 136 cases of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and the country’s death toll still remains at three.

The rising cases of Coronavirus in the country have led to calls for Ghana to declare a lockdown in order to stop the spread.

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But President Nana Akufo-Addo, in response to the calls, said extensive consultations will be made before government declares a state of lockdown.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

A video shared on the official Instagram handle of the UK Prime Minister indicated that the British politician, writer, and former journalist now serving as Prime Minister is self-isolating but not stepping back from his duties for the time being.

The report has taken the world by storm as the prime minister for the United Kingdom's centre of power and leader of the Conservative Party since 2019 was least expected to be infected with the novel coronavirus.

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