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Rawlings tests negative for Covid-19, closes office temporarily

By Mutala Yakubu
Jerry John Rawlings
Jerry John Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has tested negative for Covid-19 and also closed his office temporarily to the public.

A press statement issued by his office said the closure was due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease.

“The closure of the office is due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and aimed at protecting both staff and visitors alike.”

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Former President Rawlings in confirming the closure also indicated that “isolation is key to protecting ourselves from the COVID-19 virus and it is in support of measures taken by the government to mitigate the spread of the virus.”

He urged all Ghanaians to seriously observe the safety measures put in place by the government to stem the spread of the virus.

The former President also disclosed that he has voluntarily tested for the disease and received a negative result.

Below is the press release