An announcement Saturday evening, indicating that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is going into a 14-day self-isolation period has sparked conversation on Twitter.
A statement from the Presidency, dated July 4, 2020, noted that the president was, on the advice of doctors, “taking the precautionary measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols” after getting exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.
“The President has elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for COVID-19 today,” parts of the statement read.
It, however, stated that test results as at Saturday were negative.
Ghanaians have since poured out on Twitter, wishing the President well, and asking for prayers for him in these trying times.
Meanwhile, some government appointees have tested positive for the coronavirus and are receiving treatment in various facilities in Accra.
Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, CEO of NHIA, and Korle Bu CEO, Dr. Daniel Asare are among officials that have unfortunately contracted the virus and are currently receiving treatment.
Below are some of the tweets: