President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who doubles as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) chair assures Ghanaians of government’s preparedness to deploy the Novel Coronavirus vaccines to the country.
The president said, he is aware of the anxieties relating to the safety and efficacy of newly-developed vaccines. According to him, government will ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines to be deployed in the country are effective and are safe.
Addressing the nation on Sunday evening, 20th December, 2020, President Nana Addo said he has put together a team of experts, from the relevant institutions and agencies, who are working assiduously towards the procurement and deployment of the vaccines in Ghana. The briefings held by the Ministry of Information will keep the nation updated on this matter.
“Fellow Ghanaians, the recent news of emergency approvals of COVID-19 vaccines, by the Food and Drugs Administration of the United States of America, and the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency of the United Kingdom, provide considerable optimism and hope for the world in our battle to defeat the pandemic.” He said.
According to the President, the country’s case count stands at fifty-two thousand, six hundred and seventy-five (52,675) recoveries, for which the country is extremely grateful. Unfortunately, thirteen (13) more deaths from COVID-19 and its complications have been recorded, bringing the total number of fatalities to three hundred and thirty-three (333) out of the fifty-three thousand, nine hundred and fifty-four (53,954) confirmed cases.