Dr Emmanuel Kenu believes the country can say goodbye to COVID-19 if all persons adhere to the safety protocols outlined by health experts.
The Epidemiologist who was speaking on Accra based Starr FM said the continuous disregard for the safety protocols is why cases are going up.
“If we all decide that today is day one, everybody whether young or old, adult or whoever, when you are leaving your house, you put on your face mask, within 14 days anybody who has the virus will manifest, will show clear symptoms.
“If we continue that for another two weeks, what it means is that those that will fall sick, we will be able to get them and put them in the right places and start managing them. By the time we get to the third week, we can say goodbye to this virus,”
Dr. Kenu, who is also a senior lecturer at the School of Public Health, said failure to deal with the virus comprehensively would push the country into crisis.
“There are clear principles that are laid down, but believe me, if one person refuses to do it, this virus will be with us for a long time.”
“And I have said over and over again, in public health intervention, when we fail to implement things comprehensively, competently adhere to the principles, it will punish you in another way,” added.
Ghana’s case count for the novel coronavirus as at Thursday, June 18, 2020, stood at 12,929 with 4,468 recoveries.
66 persons have so far succumbed to the virus nationwide.