- Nana Akufo-Addo has completed his 14 days self-isolation
- He went on a 14-day precautionary self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 protocols
- Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah announced the President's return to work on Sunday, July 19
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President Nana Akufo-Addo is set to resume work on Monday, July 20, 2020, after self-isolating for 14 days.
Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said on Sunday, July 19 that the President is doing well and happy to get back to work.
“The president is expected to resume home engagement from tomorrow [Monday] after a 14-day precautionary self-isolation period,” Mr Oppong Nkrumah said announcing his resumption to duty from Monday.
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The president worked from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House while in isolation.
Mr. Akufo-Addo went into a 14-day self-isolation after persons within his close circles tested positive for the pandemic.
He is returning to work on the advice of his doctors. The President took the 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols.
Meanwhile, top officials within his government who had tested positive for the deadly virus include Senior Minister Yaw Osafo-Marfo, Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister for Regional Integration Dan Botwe and Carlos Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Forestry Commission and former General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly referred to as Sir John died on July 1, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital as a result of COVID-19 complications.
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The New Patriotic Party’s campaign manager for the 2020 general elections, Peter Mac Manu who also tested positive for COVID-19 is also currently receiving treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NHIA, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, also tested positive for Coronavirus within the same period.
Mayor of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, K.K. Sam, who also tested positive for the disease, however, passed on.
The MCE died on Friday, June 12, 2020, while receiving treatment at the University of Ghana Medical Centre where he was rushed to after falling sick.
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The Education Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, was also detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre on June 24, 2020, over fears of COVID-19 infection.
He has since been discharged after testing negative for the virus.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a presidential staffer, Charles Nii Teiko Tagoe, has recovered from the novel COVID-19, calling on all to stop the stigmatisation.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, July 18, 2020, Tagoe, popularly called ‘Cyber’ within his close circles, said: “A couple of weeks ago, I tested positive for the COVID 19 virus. By God’s will and grace, I have survived and have fully recovered. It is unimaginable what one has to go through for the 14 days living with COVID.”
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Source: Yen News