Health

Akufo-Addo goes into self quarantine after exposure to person with coronavirus

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is going into a 14-day self-quarantine after getting exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

“On the advice of doctors, the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is from today, July 4, 2020, taking a 14-day precautionary self-isolation measure in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the Information Minister has said in a statement today.

“The President has elected to do so after at least one person within his close circle tested positive for COVID-19 today.”

He added that President Akufo-Addo as of today has tested negative for Coronavirus.

“The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa in the Jubilee House.”

Read the full statement below.

Difference between isolation and quarantine:Isolation and quarantine are public health practices used to protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These people may have been exposed to a disease and do not know it, or they may have the disease but do not show symptoms.

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