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Covid-19: The New strain spreads faster and deadlier-GMA

Chairman of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in the Ashanti region, Dr. Paa Kwesi Baidoo has stated that, the new strain of the virus spreads faster and deadlier too.
According to him, scientist are now studying whether the vaccines wil be able to control the new strain.
He added that, it has become a challenge for them because as they are trying to eliminate it, they are also probagate themselves.
He noted that, this is probalbly danderous compared to the first one.
He disclosed that, it is not surprising to see both the young and the older contracting the virus.
Ghana has recorded a new variant of the coronavirus, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced.
The new strain, according to President Akufo-Addo, was recorded at the Kotoka International Airport following tests conducted on some travellers.
Delivering his 22nd address on the coronavirus pandemic on Sunday, January 17, 2021, President Akufo-Addo said as a result of the new discovery, safety measures have been enhanced at the airport to ensure that the spread is controlled.
“Recent genomic sequencing undertaken by our scientists have established that some arriving passengers tested positive for new variants of COVID-19. These passengers have all been isolated.”
President Akufo-Addo disclosed that contract tracing is being done to know the extent to which the new strain has permeated the Ghanaian populace.
“Furthermore, work is ongoing to determine the presence and extent of spread of the new variants in the general population.”
In his 21st address, Nana Akufo-Addo announced enhanced measures at the airport to ensure that a new strain does not spread rapidly in the country.

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