Second Batch Of The COVID-19 Vaccines To Arrive Soon, Akuffo-Addo Hints
The President of Ghana indicated the coronavirus vaccines are expected to arrive in the country by Saturday, May 15, 2021.
Nana Addo made this disclosure during the May Day celebration in Accra.
He said the country will be receiving 350,000 more AstraZeneca vaccines from the COVAX Facility on Tuesday, in addition to the first consignment of 600,000 that were imported into the country on 24 February, 2021.
The president stated that, on 15th May, the government would have procured some 1.3 million Sputnik vaccines.
Explaining why the vaccines are coming late, Nana Akufo-Addo indicated the International vaccine politics and the unpredictable nature of the supply chain, is one reason why they haven’t been able to procure the vaccines, according to the schedule they had envisaged.
However, he assured citizens that the government was doing all it could to secure the vaccines, so that hopes of the country returning to normalcy can be realized.
The current president of Ghana stated that, though he is aware citizens of Ghana are tired of wearing the nose masks, it has proven to be the most appropriate form of protection against COVID-19 virus.
He urged Ghanaians to continue wearing them.
“Probably, the most difficult thing for most of us to adjust to in the past years has been the wearing of face masks” he said.