Research Scientist at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) Dr Michael Owusu says current data available shows the transmissibility of the coronavirus is low.

He said out of 100 people, only one or two people stand the risk of infection.

Dr Owusu believes if the situation is properly managed, zero cases can be recorded soon.

Although some countries in recent times have been recording new higher cases daily, the research scientist said Ghana is fortunate not to have experienced a second wave of the virus.

“If you look at the data we have now, with a reproductive number of 0.84, it is below 1. If you have things like these, it means that the transmissibility of the virus is quite low.

“Once you have the rate of transmissibility down to 0.84, if you manage things properly, you may not record even one infection occurring among people,” he said.

However, Pharmacist and Democracy and Development Fellow with CDD, Kwame Sarpong Asiedu is worried about what he describes as the expected hangover effect of Covid-19.

Dr Sarpong fears the country does not have a robust health system to deal with the fallout of Covid-19 for even 25 years.

“This virus is not gone completely, and that is a worry. We’ve been very fortunate, we have not a lot of mortalities. But a report that came out today indicates all people who contracted COVID-19 have a hangover effect.

“That could be the public health crisis than the pandemic itself. The point about education is, we are living in a pandemic but we cannot cut down the development of the youth.

“I would rather we have our schools reopened, and our political players and our parents show leadership.

“This will let children emulate our example. My greatest fear is the hangover. We do not have a robust health system that can deal with the fallout from Covid-19, moving forward for even 25 years,” he pointed out