“We may see more Coronavirus deaths in the coming days” Dr. Sylverken agonises


A lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a Researcher at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR), Dr Augustina Sylverken has agonises about the impending effect of the second wave of COVID -19 in Ghana.

According to her, it is quite scary observing the behaviour of the virus and disheartening on the part of Ghanaians disregarding the safety protocols especially the use of face mask. 

From her observation and analysis, there will be more deaths due to pure negligence.

“It’s quite scary and look, chances are that if we don’t take care in the next few days we may see more deaths. Sometimes we have to be blunt as possible, chances are that we see an increase in more positive cases and I think this would be the best of time for every single of us to adhere strictly to all the safety protocols,” Dr. Sylverken who was speaking on the 3FM’s Sunrise Morning Show, Wednesday.

She raised more emphasis on the dangers of the general involvement of Ghanaians in curbing and managing the virus.

“ I am super scared and if I am saying am super scared then I honestly don’t know what and how the other people in the lab are feeling… it’s scary, it looks quite scary,” she emphasized. 

The Doctor who is one of the few Scientists in Ghana studying the behaviour of the virus said: “This is a smart virus and obviously most viruses are smart but I call this virus super smart so that you don’t have any case in your country but you start seeing them in clusters and then later they move into the communities and have decided to mutate itself and have variants of itself.”