A former minister of communications in the erstwhile Mahama administration, Dr. Omane Boamah, has shared some insights into the vaccines for the global pandemic which will soon be administered in Ghana.
In this opinion piece, the former communications minister talked about the looming perception and rejection against the vaccine.
" Did you know an infected person who recovers is only immune for about 8 months as the neutralizing antibodies reduce and will require vaccination subsequently? As you well know, it has been confirmed reinfections occur," he stated.
This is why government of Ghana needs to outdoor its Vaccine Plan alongside an intense advocacy to ensure adherence to safety protocols.
And this is why I say our best vaccine is washing our hands regularly with soap under running water, wearing face masks , using sanitizers and social distancing.
Let me also urge you to ignore those who seek to diminish confidence in vaccines in general.
Airport charges of Covid-19 test
Government of Ghana has resorted to reduce the cost involved in Covid-19 testing from $150 to $50. The over hundred percent reduction follows pressure on the administration to reduce the cost as many travelers raise issues over the matter.
The ministry of health has revealed that the decision, among other things, was based on a decision by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to charge a price less than $100 for the Covid-19 PCR test.
The Kotoka International Airport, on September 1, 2020, opened to receiving the first batch of international travels since the closure of the country's air borders in March 2020.
At the arrival terminal of KIA, some passengers who got there revealed that they did not undergo mandatory COVID-19 testing.
In a news report monitored by YEN.com.gh on TV3'S News360, some of the passengers said their reason for not undergoing the test was because they did not fall within the category of those who needed to be tested.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in his 16th COVID-19 address confirmed that the Kotoka International Airport would begin operation on Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
According to him all passengers who would be reporting to the Kotoka International Airport are to have a negative COVID-19 test result.
He made it clear that all passengers who would be disembarking at the KIA aside possessing a negative COVID-19 test result, need to undertake another test, with that individual bearing his or her own cost.
In view of this, during a tour of the airport and a subsequent press conference at the same venue, President Akufo-Addo announced that passengers would be required to pay an amount of $150 for testing.
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