UK blacklists vaccinated Ghanaians, other Africans for "unrecognized vaccines"

UK blacklists vaccinated Ghanaians, other Africans for "unrecognized vaccines"

- The UK says it does not recognize Africans vaccinated as safe travelers to the UK

- Africans vaccinated will still be quarantined for ten days and take a PCR test

- UK is the single most significant contributor to the COVAX facility

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A tweet by an international aviation expert indicates that the UK government will not consider Africans vaccinated as vaccinated.

Alex Macheras revealed on Twitter that Ghanaians and other Africans have no choice but to quarantine for ten days and take a Covid-19 test before getting into the UK society.

The irony of this development is that the UK government is one of the main contributors to vaccines to these African countries through the COVAX initiative.

The UK has donated £548 million to the COVAX facility - making it the most significant contributor to the COVAX-AMC in the world.

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UK blacklists vaccinated Ghanaians, other Africans for "unrecognized vaccines"
UK blacklists vaccinated Ghanaians, other Africans for "unrecognized vaccines"
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Protecting Pedestrian lives:

The Ghana Police Service uses trained horses as a street-crossing guide for school children and other pedestrians.

The Mounted Squadron Unit mans these trained horses, a component of the Community Engagement Policing Initiative by the current Police Administration to achieve its intended goals.

It follows the increase in road crashes in the country. Even though zebra-crossings are effective in Ghana, faulty traffic lights and guards have left the security of pedestrians highly risky.

"The patrols have provided the Police with a lot of crime-related intelligence. They have also deepened Police visibility and facilitated Police-public interactions," the Ghana Police Service has revealed.

Fighting crime

The Inspector-General of Police believes the horse-patrols will provide security in a friendly and interactive manner.

Speaking on behalf of the IGP, the Director-General National Patrols Department (NPD), COP Mr.Yaagy Akuribah, advised troopers detailed for such duties to demonstrate professionalism in all aspects of their work for excellent services.

He also stated that troopers should assist in building trust and public confidence within the communities since they are among the first point of call when it comes to security.


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Nii Ayi Ayitey Nii Ayi Ayitey, aka Charles Ayitey, is an experienced journalist who covered Current Affairs news for from 2015-2021. He also worked for such companies as Multimedia Group Limited, Scooper, and Face2Face Africa. Nii Ayi Ayitey holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (2015). Currently, he's studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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