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:
I wish president Akufo Addo well as he isolates himself.Let us join hands and pray for him.Covid19 is real let us all adhere to precautions.Together we shall defeat COVID 19— Fiaka Bless (@bless_fiaka) July 5, 2020
As you prepare for worship today.— Bismark Danso (@BismarkDanso20) July 5, 2020
Say a prayer for President Akufo-Addo.
This too Shall pass. pic.twitter.com/8aqj5dyoOx
Before you sleep today do well to pray for your one and Only President Akufo-Addo ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/qA6ZyrZvY0— Mepeasem President (@MepeasemPrezo) July 4, 2020
My prayer is with you President Akufo Addo. @NAkufoAddo. Surely nothing will come your way. You'll beat the 14 day isolation without any problem. It'll remain negative through out. God bless you Mr President. pic.twitter.com/9Bi0CllnxB— Daniel Kojo Amoah???????? (@mrdan_am) July 4, 2020
I'm now beginning to fear and believe the corona virus since the President Akufo - Addo is on self isolation. God please heal our land and President Akufo Addo ????????— AgendaMills (@AgendaMills) July 4, 2020
Our President will be fine.. we wish the rest speedy recovery— Eden Charles (@EdenCharles8) July 4, 2020
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Noted, we wish him well and pray the results comes out to be negative... Long life and strength to @NAkufoAddo— Kweku Emma (@Kweku_emma1) July 4, 2020