Akufo Addo In Quarantine Not Isolation – Confusion Over President’s Status Deepens As Okoe Boye Contradicts Oppong Nkrumah
The Deputy Minister for Health and MP for Ledzokuku, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has explained that President Akufo-Addo is in quarantine and not isolation as was contained in the press release issued by Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.
Dr Okoe-Boye clarified the terms isolation and quarantine with respect to COVID-19, saying, President Nana Akufo-Addo is rather in quarantine and not isolation.
Explaining the terms isolation and quarantine on Citi FM’s Point Blank show, Dr. Okoe-Boye said “if you are positive you are in isolation; the terms are different. If someone is positive and if you come into contact, until your sample comes you are only in quarantine, but once you are confirmed then we don’t call it quarantine…we call it isolation.”
Dr. Okoe Boye further disclosed that the President is in good condition and is carrying out his duties from the Presidential villa.