Coronavirus: Noguchi cautions Ghanaians of an increase in cases

Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang has warned of a possible increase in the active Covid-19 cases in the country.

According to him, the second wave is possible because the country was not able to fully contain the virus.

He noted that most of the preparedness against the virus has not been on the individual level.

“As a country now the new wave of Covid-19 coming up, it is possible because first of all, we have not been 100% successful in containing the first wave that is why the second wave is coming. This comes because our preparedness it’s not just national-level preparedness, not just policymaker preparedness or government level preparedness but it’s also the preparedness of the community and the preparedness of the individual.”

Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang said until the public begin to observe all prescribed protocols but health experts, the country’s active cases count will not see a decline. 

“So what it means is that many people in Ghana are not taking the prevention measures seriously and until we are able to stop that then it means we will still be in a kind of challenge.”

Ghana’s active Covid-19 cases sttod at 1,261 as of 7 January 2021, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reported.

A total 56,230 cases have been confirmed since March last year when the country recorded its first two cases. 

So far, 338 individuals have lost their lives to the virus with 54, 631  recoveries. 

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