The Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service has stated that some individuals vaccinated against the Covid-19 have a high tendency clearing any re-infection between 3 and six days.

“There is documented evidence that some viral clearances can occur as early as three days,” he said.

Speaking on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Dr Asiedu-Bekoe explained that this is possible because of the human genetic makeup and the ability of our antibodies to react to the vaccines in a manner that stimulates a fight against the virus.

Dr Asiedu-Bekoe further explained that individuals who have been vaccinated, have their antibodies reacting differently to the virus, thus a person can initially test negative and later test positive.

“There are individuals who have different idiosyncrasies and genetic makeups. When you have people who have been vaccinated and have high neutralizer antibodies, they have a high probability of clearing their virus.

“Someone could be at the early stage of a positive status but then a test conducted in his or her country of origin may turn out negative but then, another test conducted when he/she gets to Ghana can turn out positive. That person after two or three days move from antigen-positive to negative,” he said.

“So there’s no rigid science about when things can clear. That’s why we give a range,” he added.

The comment comes on the back of allegations of falsified antigen test results at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).

Though he acknowledged that there may be instances of false-positive test results for antigen tests at the airport, he said such cases are rare because of a robust testing regime instituted at the airport.

That notwithstanding he clarified that such situations may occur at the early stage of a person contracting the virus.

Two passengers, last week, who allegedly tested positive when they arrived in the country went online to express their displeasure about their results and the need for them to go into isolation for seven days.

The women who have been identified as Mavis Boateng and Ivy Ankrah claimed the mandatory antigen test for inbound passengers is fake.

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) subsequently dispelled the claims.