January 23, 2022

Akufo-Addo to address nation tonight on measures taken against coronavirus

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will tonight address the nation on the measures government has put in place to intensify the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 27th address, to be delivered at 8:00pm, comes at a time when the country has recorded some 41 cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The last time the president gave such an address was on July 25, 2021, at a time when the country was experiencing its third wave of COVID-19.

Currently, all immigrants who have not been inoculated upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport will be vaccinated before they can be permitted to enter the country.

All adults entering Ghana from December 12 must also provide proof of full vaccination.

Justifying this move, the Ghana Health Service indicated that 75 percent of the Omicron COVID-19 cases at the airport were from people not vaccinated.

Further vaccine mandates are also expected to take effect in January, like inspection of COVID-19 vaccination cards of specific groups of persons in the country, including commercial drivers.

So far, Ghana has detected 131,840 cases of the coronavirus with 1,253 deaths.

There are currently 927 active cases in the country.

Health workers have given at least one COVID-19 vaccine jab to 6,420,973 persons.

The number of fully vaccinated persons in Ghana currently stands at 1,758,868.

The government’ target was to vaccinate 20 million persons by the end of the year.

As part of efforts to get more Ghanaians to vaccinate against COVID-19, the government had announced plans to prevent the unvaccinated population from accessing certain public spaces such as stadia and entertainment event centres during the yuletide.

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