The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) of the University of Ghana wants the government to take a second look at the state of adherence to COVID-19 preventive protocols and appropriate restrictions, following new observations it has made about the new delta variant of COVID-19.
The institute says people who have tested positive of the delta variant of the COVID-19 have very high viral loads and it takes a longer period to clear the virus from their system.
A statement issued by the Institute dated July 24, 2021, said "The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), University of Ghana, Legon has observed with concern some characteristics of the new delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 detected at the institute's testing centre since April 2021."
It warned that if preventive measures are not taken seriously and the virus is transmitted to the unvaccinated population, “We may have a more serious outbreak to deal with as a nation."
Below is the statement