Now, renowned doctors have been in the laboratory in search of a vaccine against the virus.
However, news coming in indicates that a Ghanaian-German physician, Prof. Dr. Marylyn Martina Addo is leaving no stone unturned against COVID-19 fight.
Dr. Marylyn, who is the Head of Infectious Diseases at the University Center Hamburg is leading her team to search for a vaccine against COVID-19.
Dr. Marylyn is noted for developing vaccinations that protected people from Ebola virus disease and the MERS coronavirus EMC/2012.
With her experience, the world is counting on her team to come up with a vaccine that will protect people against COVID-19.
Who is Dr. Marylyn:
She is the daughter of a Ghanaian father and a German mother, and she was born in Troisdorf, Germany – she is 50 years old.
Her father is a physician. Dr. Marylyn studied medicine at the University of Bonn.
She earned her diploma at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, during which she researched Candida albicans transmission between HIV-positive people.
In 1999 she moved to Boston, where she specialised in infectious diseases at the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Marylyn is married and has two children.
She has won many awards including London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – 1999, Edward H. Kass Award for Clinical Excellence, Massachusetts ID Society – 2008, Honorary Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa – 2013 and Pettenkofer Prize -2019.
Meanwhile, a specialist doctor who works at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, also known as the Ridge Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus.
The doctor is said to have returned to Ghana from South Africa where he attended a medical conference.
This makes the case an imported one. He is now under self-quarantine.