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Noguchi warns of an increase in Covid-19 cases

By Justice Kofi Bimpeh
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Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang, Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has warned of a possible increase in the cases of Covid-19 in Ghana.

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."

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He explained that until individuals begin to take the preventive measures seriously we will not see a reduction in the active case count.

"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 as of January 5, 2020, has recorded 55,773 cumulative COVID-19 cases with 336 deaths and 54,438 discharges.

The number of active cases was 998.