President Akufo-Addo is expected to address the nation on Sunday evening of February 28. The import of the president’s statement will be on the national vaccine program for the Covid-19 spread.
His address will also see him give an update on the state of recent restrictions he introduced – regarding the ban on public gatherings (parties, weddings).
Ghana has experienced a second wave of the virus amid the discovery of a variant. Meanwhile, the country was the first in the world to take stock of 600,000 Covid-19 vaccines under the Covax facility of the European Union.
FDA on vaccine development
The Chief Executive Officer of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), Delese Mimi Darko said Ghana is on the verge of manufacturing her own COVID-19 vaccine.
The country has so far recorded over 80,000 cases of the deadly coronavirus with over 500 deaths.
Speaking on Accra-based Asaase FM on Thursday, February 25, 2021, Darko said a committee had been engaged to look at “researching into our own vaccine.”
“And we are looking to fully establish a vaccine manufacturing plant in Ghana,” she added.
Ghana receives vaccine:
Ghana on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, as part of the UN-led COVAX Facility took delivery of some 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine licensed to the Serum Institute of India (AZ/SII) arrived at the Kotoka International Airport on an Emirates Airlines cargo, EK787.
President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo is likely to give an education on the 600,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Ghanaians need thorough education on the benefits of vaccination, as there is fear that it may lead to the development of other illnesses, and there has recently been news that men who receive this vaccine become impotent.
Schools Closure And Lockdown:
In the 21nd nation’s address, the president reopened all schools across the country, after reopening of schools, there have been several health professionals advising the the government to close down schools again especially those in kindergarten and lower primary. The government could consider closing schools for students in kindergarten and lower primary to avoid the spread of the virus among the kids.
The number of confirmed cases of covid-19 is continuously increasing every day and due to the extremely Increase in the number of confirmed cases on covid-19 across the country especially in some regions, there could be another lockdown. The government may impose another Lockdown to ensure contact tracing of people infected with the virus and provide them special treatment.
President Nana Akufo-addo in his 21st nation’s address made it clear to Ghanaians that, government will have no option but to impose restrictions of which includes partial Lockdown, if the cases of covid-19 continues increasing.
As of time of this article, the number of active cases are 5,419 which shows there have been a decreased hence, possibility of school of school closure and lockdown is very low.
As of time of this article, the number of active cases are 5,419, suggesting that the number of active cases have decreased, indicating that the possibility of school closure and lockdown is very low.
The opinions expressed above are those of a writer for Thedistin.com; however, stay tuned to your television and radio sets at 8:00 p.m. tonight for an update from Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo, which may vary significantly from those expressed above.