A virologist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research into Tropical Medicine (KCCR) says it does not look likely that Ghana will suffer a second wave of the coronavirus disease.
Dr Michael Owusu, however, cautioned that if Ghanaians do not strictly adhere to the safety protocols a different story would be told.
In his 18th update to the nation on Sunday, October 18, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said zero active cases is the goal of his government in spite of the inroads made in the fight against the virus.
So far, Ghanaâ€™s active cases are 398 after 47,372 cumulative cases were recorded since the outbreak of the disease in March.
President Akufo-Addo urged all Ghanaians to â€œcontinue to comply with the measures put in place to deal with the virus. This is the surest way by which we can defeat the virusâ€.
Adding his voice to this, Dr Owusu said the government has to be supported by the citizens by observing the protocols to keep the virus at bay.
â€œBut if we donâ€™t adhere to the measures,â€ he said on Midday Live on TV3 on Monday, October 19, â€œand then there is a possible second wave, then we have to enter into another acceleration phase, reach a peak phase and decline like we have seen in other countries.â€
He, however, stressed: â€œIt doesnâ€™t look as if we will have a second wave.â€
The country has been recording an average of 25 cases per day since September, 2020.
This has lifted hopes that the fight against the virus is being won.
â€œZero active cases must be the goal,â€ President Akufo-Addo said on Sunday.
Source: 3 News