Research Fellow at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) has urged government to go back to the drawing table to find feasible solutions to curb the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Dr Augustina Sylverken speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile Saturday said she is concerned about the alarming rate at which people have abandoned their face masks and going about their daily activities as if the virus doesn’t exist.

“I mean you step outside there and you may really be the only one in nose mask. It’s quite even surprising when you go into shopping malls and they may have actually displayed signages indicating adhering to physical distancing, wearing of nose mask.

“But you want to check out…you get to the checkout tellers, and you realise that they themselves are not in nose mask,” she noted.

The KNUST Senior Lecturer Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology said that people not wearing nose masks is a big issue which she associated with the fact that people are relaxed and assume that “the virus has vamoosed someway somehow.”

Dr Sylverken iterated that with the emergence of new variants all over, there’s the need to “go back to the drawing table as soon as possible.”

Confirming whether there are new variants in the country, she said she doesn’t know whether there are any of such variants of the novel coronavirus in the country.

She told host Samson Lardy Anyenini that considering that government hasn’t looked into it, it can be assumed that it is not in the country.

Dr Sylverken advised citizens to wear their nose masks properly to avoid contracting the virus and also observe the protocols.

The Research Fellow commended the efforts of government in bringing the virus under control.