Gov’t to arrest recalcitrant who refuses to wear face mask in public places – Agyeman Manu

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has expressed worry on how some Ghanaians are not wearing face mask when visiting public places such as markets, lorry stations and others in the fight against the spread of the virus.


He said such persons could face a three-month jail term for not adhering to safety protocols.


However, speaking at press briefing in Accra on Thursday, May 14, 2020, the Health Minister hinted that, government is now considering plans to arrest disobedient persons who refuse to adhere to basic advice of wearing the  face mask in public spaces.

“All of us should become ambassadors to preach wherever we are that we should observe the basic rules or guidelines that have come out. They are not very difficult to do. So I don’t understand why some of us do not do these things.”

“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.


Cases in Ghana

Ghana’s cases of COVID-19 increase to 5,530, with 674 recoveries as of Thursday 14th May 2020.The death count still stands at 24 with the death to positivity rate standing at 0.43 percent.

Source : | News Desk

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