The coronavirus pandemic caught the world unaware and has caused many ravaging effects in the lives of many people. Many people are in fear and panic due to the rate at which the second wave of the virus is spreading. As at today, February 28, 2021 data from the Ghana Health Service reports a total of 5,480 active cases with some 626 cases and 599 deaths so far.
Amidst the unexpected increase in the number of active cases, the President and his government has been consistent in updating the nation. Since the inception of the virus, he has issued several measures to help protect the fellow Ghanaians.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo once again addressed Ghanaians on some measures taken by his government in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic. This marked the 24th time he has updated Ghanaians since Ghana recorded its first index case of the virus.
Below is a summary of some major points in Akuffo-addo’s speech today;
1. Ghana will continue to receive more vaccines soon.
2. About 20 million Ghanaians will be vaccinated this year.
3. The World Health Organisation received Ghana’s vaccine roll out plan.
4. Vaccination will commence on March 2, 2021 beginning with the people in Group 1 and Group
5. The people in Group 2 are the essential service providers, security agencies, teachers, students, suppliers, farmers, control services, Public transport workers, Police, Immigration services, Prisons Services, Workers of the Ghana Revenue Authority and other members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary.
6. The next batch will be the rest of the general public and people below 18 years.
7. Ghanaians will be vaccinated with the appropriate vaccine.
8. The Ghana Health Service will begin deployment of the vaccines on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
9. Vaccination will take place in 43 districts which are COVID-19 epicenter districts.
10. The Food And Drug Authority has certified the safe use of the vaccines and no vaccines will be deployed without the certification of the FDA.
11. As your President, I want to assure you that the vaccine is safe.
12. I and my wife Rebecca, Vice President and his wife will publicly take the vaccine on March 1, 2021.
13. I want to reiterate my hope thag vaccines should be manufactured here in Ghana.
14. Let us continue to adhere to the safety protocols; wash our hands, maintain social adistancing and continue wearing our masks.
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