Don't destroy expired Covid-19 vaccines, use them - WHO appeals to African countries

Don't destroy expired Covid-19 vaccines, use them - WHO appeals to African countries

- The WHO has appealed to African countries not to destroy expired Covid-19 vaccines

- Malawi and South Sudan have so far destroyed over 70,000 vaccines

- Close to a million Ghanaians have been inoculated against Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging African countries including Ghana not to throw away expired Covid-19 vaccines. The Organization says the vaccines are safe for use despite their expiry.

The appeal comes after Malawi and South Sudan said they would destroy more than 70,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab because they expired in mid-April, the BBC reports.

"My appeal to member states is: if we are doing our part to mobilise these vaccines, you do your part and use the vaccines," John Nkengasong, director of the Africa CDC stated.
Don't destroy expired Covid-19 vaccines, use them - WHO appeals to African countries
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Recent figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have dropped to 25.

So far, 555,259 vaccine doses have been administered to the arms of over 250, 000 Ghanaians, the GHS has stated.

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Ghana’s nationwide inoculation program has been commended by many including the World Bank which believes the economy will grow by some 2 percent in 2021.

Despite the gains, government is leaving nothing to chance. So far, police officials have been deployed across all beaches in coastal areas. This is to ensure that revelers do not flout Covid protocol.

You can only get a visa to Germany if you are going to study, have relatives there or going for an emergency health procedure.

The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, in an interview with Charles Ayitey on Joy Business revealed that the Federal State has introduced new travel restrictions because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the country.

“We are only granting visas on the grounds of health, study and visiting a relative in Germany. Aside from these all other applications can’t be accepted, unfortunately,” he stated.

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