President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has tested negative for coronavirus (Covid-19).
The test, according to the president’s personal physician, Dr. Takyi Ankrah, was conducted immediately Mr. Akufo-Addo returned from his trip to Oslo, Norway.
“I am glad to say that the test results for the president came out negative,” she said.
The President’s physician further noted that the first family has also been tested for the virus with the results again being negative.
“We tested the family again after the President’s birthday and they are all negative,” she added.
About 90 other government appointees have also tested negative following a series of tests.
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, and the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, were among those tested.
Ghana as at April 1, 2020, has
confirmed 195 cases of coronavirus (Covid-19) .
Out of the total confirmed cases, 106 were recorded from the general surveillance system, both in Accra and Kumasi, 79 from those on mandatory quarantine in Accra and 10 from those in mandatory quarantine in Tamale.
So far, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern, Northern and Upper West Regions have recorded cases of covid-19.
By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri