Communication Director at the Presidency has reacted to the Herald Newspaper publication going viral that the President Nana Akufo Addo has been flown to London for COVID-19 treatment.
He said the general public should kindly disregard these claims because it’s a false story.
According to Eugene Arhin, Nana Akufo-Addo is not flown out of the country to London as published by The Herald Newspaper adding that, “It is clearly a figment of the author’s imagination.”
Eugene Arhin stressed that the President is in the country, and he’s currently at the Presidential Villa in Jubilee House, observing the 14-day self-isolation.
He further explained that it is in line with precautionary measures, in compliance with COVID-19 protocols as advised by doctors.
Meanwhile, according to The Herald Newspaper, sources inside the Jubilee House, reveal that there has been a series of COVID-19 tests at the Presidency, and a couple of President Akufo-Addo’s close aides and himself, tested positive.
The Newspaper further revealed that sources have also acclaimed that preparations are now underway to have the President, who has been at the forefront with weekly national broadcasts in the fight against COVID-19, flown out of the country.
But ahead of President’s status, his junior brother, Edward “Bumpty” Akufo-Addo, according to The Herald’s information had about five weeks ago, been flown out from Ghana, on a chartered Air Ambulance service to the UK for the same COVID-19 health condition.
Persons familiar with the subject, have said that Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah’s statement announcing that President Akufo-Addo was going into a 14-day self-isolation after getting exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, was carefully crafted not to raise suspicion and anxiety in the country, The newspaper claimed.
By Iddrisu Muftaw | Political Desk | Talksafrica.com