COVID-19: Government to arrest and jail persons who refuse to wear nose mask

COVID-19: Government to arrest and jail persons who refuse to wear nose mask

- Recalcitrant Ghanaians who fail to wear the nose mask may risk going to jail for three months

- Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu revealed this at a press conference in Accra

- Ghana's COVID-19 count is now at 5,530 as of May 14, 2020

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Government is considering arresting and jailing persons who fail to adhere to the protocols or measures put in place to prevent the spread of the novel COVID-19.

This was revealed by the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu during a press briefing in Accra on Thursday, May 14, 2020.

He opined that the government was considering legal options to enforce personal preventive etiquette as part of measures to halt the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

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“We have been thinking about what next to do to enforce strict compliance of these basic guidelines. We are working on that and very soon, we will see the police arresting some of us who are becoming too recalcitrant and when you are jailed three months for not wearing a mask in public, probably, you will take a cue from that,” he said.

Mr. Agyeman Manu, has in previous pressers, expressed dismay about the attitude of some recalcitrant Ghanaians who are refusing to abide by the safety measures put in place by government.

Meanwhile, Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have gone up to 5,530 according to update from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Briefing the press on Thursday, the Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie, said 674 patients have also recovered.

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The death toll still stands at 24 with five critically ill patients.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Member of Parliament on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Lydia Alhassan, has confidently said John Dumelo cannot beat her in the upcoming general elections.

According to her, John Dumelo of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is just campaigning on social media while she is focused on the grounds.

In an interview on Asempa FM, a Twi-speaking radio station in Accra, the incumbent MP said she is down to earth in her approach while John Dumelo relies heavily on social media.

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