Ghana's Chief Justice goes into 14-day isolation over COVID-19 fears

Ghana's Chief Justice goes into 14-day isolation over COVID-19 fears

- Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah has reportedly gone into a 14-day self-isolation

- The chief justice began his isolation on 6 July

- It was not clear as to whether or not Justice Anin-Yeboah had tested positive for COVID-19

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The Chief Justice of Ghana, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah, has reportedly gone into a 14-day self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols.

In a memo sighted by YEN.com.gh, the chief justice began his isolation on 6 July.

The memo did not address whether or not Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah had tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has claimed over 100 lives in Ghana.

Ghana's Chief Justice goes into 14-day isolation over COVID-19 fears

Chief Justice of Ghana, Justice Kwasi Anin-Yeboah Source: UGC
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The memo issued by the Judicial Secretary, Cynthia Pamela Addo, only stated that the decision was based on the advice of his doctors.

The memo from the judicial secretary stated:

“Respectfully, his lordship, the chief justice has from 6 July 2020, on the advice of his doctors, embarked on a fourteen (14) day self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
During this period, his lordship will be working from the chief justice’s official residence at Cantonments, Accra,”
Ghana's chief justice goes into 14-day isolation over COVID-19 fears

Ghana's chief justice goes into 14-day isolation over COVID-19 fears Source: UGC
Source: Original

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In other news, the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, has been confirmed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an airborne disease.

On 7 July, the WHO acknowledged “evidence emerging” of the airborne spread of COVID-19.

According to the health organisation, the virus can linger in the air for up to eight hours after being released by an infected person.

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