After leaving his seat for the United Kingdom, Joy Prime TV presenter Kpekpo Maxwell Justice (KMJ) is back to Ghana and has announced he will not be on air for the next 14 days as he follows a directive that citizens who return from their foreign travels should quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days as part of measures to try curb the spread of coronavirus.
“I will be staying off all major activities including hosting my TV show; Showbiz Now which airs on Joy Prime, Multi TV and also on DSTV channel 281,” a statement issued on Tuesday read.
“While others may be scared of the stigmatization that comes with this decision, I believe this is the right thing to do as a responsible public figure to ensure that people around me are safe. This will also help me thoroughly access my health as I may have come into contact with persons who may have the virus or not during my stay in the UK, filming my documentary.”
Declared pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO), coronavirus has killed more than 7,000 people, sickened over 115,000 and spread to 75 countries and regions worldwide.
Ghana is currently faced with six confirmed cases of the widespread virus, with over 150 people having had contact with the affected persons being observed.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addoon March 15, 2020, issued a directive that all outdoor events including funerals, church activities and naming ceremonies, be suspended. Schools have also been asked to close down temporarily for a period of 4 weeks.
These, according to Akufo-Addo, forms part of precautionary measures to fight the virus and prevent any more spread after the 6 confirmed cases in Ghana.