COVID-19 is here to stay, learn to live with it – Health Minister.

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Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has advised Ghanaians to learn to live with the novel coronavirus since the disease has come to stay.

Speaking at a press briefing organized by the Health and Information Ministries on Thursday, the Minister stressed the need ‘‘to learn to live with it by managing ourselves against it’’.

“The last time I came here, I made some very good factual statements that the coronavirus has come to live with us and we have to live with it,” he said at a press briefing on Thursday morning.

“We should begin to accept the fact that the disease will be here for a while but we should try to reduce the rate at which we are spreading and getting affected… What we have to do now is to live with it and manage ourselves against it,” Mr. Agyemang-Manu remarked.

“There are several diseases we have to live with. Malaria has been with us. HIV/AIDS came and we have never been able to shake it off and we still live with it. H1N1 is still around. We still live with it. There are several other diseases we still live with.”

The Minister believes, strict adherence to laid down guidelines, will limit the spread of the disease.

“We will have to find a way to ensure the numbers don’t go up but begin to come down. So if we are adhering strictly to the guidelines and education… we won’t be seeing those hikes we are seeing parts of the country.”

At present count, Ghana has recorded 5,530 infections, while 674 have recovered from the virus. However, the virus has claimed 24 lives.

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