Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah has revealed that President Akufo-Addo will resume work on Monday, July 20, 2020 after spending 14 days in isolation, following COVID-19 scare at the Presidency.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah who disclosed this to journalists Sunday, July 19, 2020, claims the President is bustling with health and is eager to resume duty.
President Akufo Addo will be resuming to a Jubilee House that has been turned into a ghost town by rampant COVID-19 infections. Whatsup News has gathered that over 65 % of presidential staffers have been sent home into isolation to ascertain their COVID-19 status.
“The president is expected to resume home engagement from tomorrow [Monday] after a 14-day precautionary self-isolation period…The the president has during the period been working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House,” the Information Minister stated.
“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.
Approximately two weeks ago, the President was forced into isolation by his doctors when it turned out that “at least one person within his [the President’s] close circle tested positive for Covid-19.”
The name of these mysterious persons within the president’s close circle have not been named as speculations have hit the ceiling. One thing is for sure though: the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo, who works in an office close to the President’s in the Jubilee House has been confirmed COVID-19 positive and is also undergoing isolation and treatment.
The COVID-19 status of others who work closely with the President have been kept secret, including that of the President’s cousin and the de-facto “Prime Minister” Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, the President’s brother Edward “Bumpty” Akufo Addo who reportedly represents the President’s interest in the energy sector, among others.
While in isolation, critics have speculated that the President may have caught the coronavirus, despite an earlier statement from the Presidency denying this. The President was therefore forced to release videos and pictures of himself undertaking cabinet meeting virtually and in real-time to prove critics wrong.