President Akufo-Addo completes 14-day self-isolation; set to resume work on Monday, July 20

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President Akufo-Addo is set to resume work on Monday, July 20, after self-isolating for weeks.

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this to journalists at a press briefing Sunday, said he is doing well and raring to get back to work.

Two weeks ago, the president elected to go into self-isolation after “at least one person within his close circle tested positive for Covid-19.”

In a statement, Mr Oppong Nkrumah said this was on the advice of his doctors so, from July 4, 2020, the president took “a 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with Covid-19 protocols.”

The Minister did not name the member of the president’s inner circle who has tested positive.

He, however, pointed out that the president himself has tested negative as of July 4.

That negative test notwithstanding, the Minister said, the president “elected to take this measure out of the abundance of caution,” he said.

Last Sunday, the presidency released a Facebook Livestream of the president interacting with some members of the New Patriotic Party via Zoom.

During his weekly update, Mr Oppong Nkrumah announced that “president Akufo-Addo is ‘hale and hearty as he continues to work from the Presidential Villa.”

Cabinet met for the 80th time via Zoom on Tuesday with the president in isolation.

“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.

“The president has during the period been working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House.

“He is expected to from Monday, attend to business from his office at the Jubilee House. Additionally, he will attend to some engagement outside Accra during the week,” he said.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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