COVID-19 update: 5 major highlights from Akufo-Addo's 24th address

COVID-19 update: 5 major highlights from Akufo-Addo's 24th address

President Akufo-Addo addressed the nation with regards to measures put in place to ensure Ghanaians are duly informed on decisions taken on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The news that had been trending over the last week had been the delivery of the vaccine to the country and its subsequent administration to Ghanaians.

Most people prior to the country receiving the vaccines had their own preconceived ideas about the vaccine.

COVID-19 update: 5 major highlights from Akufo-Addo's 24th address
COVID-19 update: 5 major highlights from Akufo-Addo's 24th address Photo credit: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
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President Akufo-Addo in his 24th address to the nation took the opportunity to clarify issues related to the vaccine and also to encourage people to take the jab.

In case you missed it, YEN.com.gh has listed 5 major highlights from his latest address.

1. Vaccination in 43 epicentres

Akufo-Addo stated that the vaccination is to be conducted in 43 districts which have been identified as the districts with the most COVID-19 cases.

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2. Cleared doubts

He mentioned that unlike what other people thought, the virus is not meant to wipe out the African race.

3. FDA approved

President Akufo-Addo mentioned that the Food and Drugs Authority has approved and vouched for the safety of the drug to be administered to Ghanaians.

4. Akufo-Addo also stated that the vaccine would not alter the DNA or cause infertility.

5. Akufo Addo and Bawumia to take the vaccine

President Akufo-Addo announced that he would be taking the vaccine together with his wife. He stated that Dr. Bawumia would also be taking the jab with his wife.

6. All restrictions remain the same.

In other news, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that he together with his wife, Rebecca Akufo-Addo would be taking the COVID-19 vaccines on Monday, March 1, 2021.

In a televised address to the nation, he added that the vice-president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, and his wife, Samira Bawumia would also take the COVID-19 vaccine jab publicly.

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Akufo-Addo added that some important government officials would also take the jab.

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