Ghana’s Chief Justice goes into 14-day isolation over Covid-19 fears

Ghana’s Chief Justice, Kwasi Anin-Yeboah has gone into a 14-day self-isolation “in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” the Judicial Secretary Cynthia Pamela Addo has announced.

In a circular available to the media, the Chief Justice is said to have began his isolation from July 6, 2020.

While the memo did not state emphatically whether or not Justice Anin-Yeboah had tested positive for COVID-19, it said the decision was based on the advice of his doctors.

“Respectfully, His Lordship the Chief Justice has from 6th July, 2020, on the advice of his doctors, embarked on a fourteen (14) day self-isolation in compliance with COVID-19 protocols,” the Judicial Secretary noted.

“During this period, His Lordship will be working from the Chief Justice’s Official Residence at Cantonments, Accra.”

Sources say that some judges of the apex court have tested positive for Covid-19 and have subsequently gone into self-isolation.

According to the sources, hearing for all 16 cases which were expected to have started last week have all been postponed.

It is gathered that all nine cases expected to be heard from Tuesday to Thursday have been suspended.

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