Ghana’s Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has announced the government’s decision to use force to compel citizens to abide by the guidelines given out against the spread of COVID-19.

The Minister bemoaned the sheer lackadaisical attitude of most Ghanaians towards the adherence to COVID-19 preventive measures such as wearing a mask and social distancing.

Some of us behave as if we haven’t heard what is going on, we need to adhere to the rules and guidelines and ensure the virus spreads slowly, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu said at a press briefing in Accra on Thursday.

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At a press briefing at the Information Ministry today, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu said the police will be called upon to ensure that Ghanaians are forced to do the right thing.

Very soon we will see the police arresting recalcitrant Ghanaians and being jailed for three months and when that happens I believe, most Ghanaians will take a cue from it and begin to seriously observe the safety guidelines, he added.

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count currently stands at 5,530 with 674 recoveries and 24 deaths.