Communications Minister Ursula Owusu

Communications Minister, Ursula Owusu has disclosed that her husband is in self-isolation after he arrived from the UK two days ago.

She says he is in a room in their house and is not having contact with anyone.

“We leave his food at the door. If we want to talk to him, we stand at a safe distance away and talk to him, we wave him, he’s okay”, Madam Owusu told Joy News.

According to the Ablekuma West MP, although it is difficult, “it is necessary if we want the COVID-19 pandemic to end. He can’t chat with the kids or sit in the living room you can’t sit in our living room. It is like a self-imposed house arrest.

“But he is fine, and he understands why he has to do that and it took some getting used to initially.”

She further entreated citizens, particularly those who have returned from COVID-19 hit countries and people who have come in contact with them, to undergo self-quarantine.

She was of the view that it is the only way the infectious virus could be stopped.

“Protect your family, your community by going into self-isolation. If within a reasonable period of time you are not showing symptoms you can go out there and just be normal.

“But right now like the President said, ‘these are not ordinary times’ that is why we need to take these drastic measures to protect ourselves.”

The Ghana Health Service on Thursday afternoon confirmed two more of the novel coronavirus in Ghana, bringing the total number of recorded cases to 11.