Gov’t making provisions for those who can’t self-quarantine – Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, had earlier hinted that the government was making arrangements to provide isolation centers for people suspected to have Coronavirus but may not be able to afford facilities to self-quarantine themselves for a mandatory 14-day period.
Speaking at a ceremony where officials of GCB bank donated GHS100,000 to the Ministry of Health to help combat the pandemic, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu said: “Let me advise that if you do not have some very essential things to do in town, stay at home. We are still getting some of our people coming from outside, they are our family people, they are Ghanaians, we can’t stop them from coming but when they come, please, we need to put them into quarantined places.”
“Even if it is your room let that person stay in one room, feed them for the 14 day period. The government is working so hard to bring in some other test kits to begin to see how we can manage these things. Let us get them checked up before they integrate with us. Some people who can afford are renting empty places for their relatives who are coming back so that they can be quarantined This is what we call self-mandatory quarantine but the state is making provision to quarantine those of us who cannot afford to put ourselves into quarantine places,” the Minister added.