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Ghana begins mass vaccination against Covid-19

After nearly a year of recording the first coronavirus index cases, Ghana will begin vaccinating its citizens against the virus.

The exercise will take off on Tuesday, March 2 in the Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Metropolitan areas, where a lockdown was imposed last year in the peak of the infections.

The Awutu Senya East and Awutu Senya West in the Central Region as well as Obuasi in the Ashanti Region will also be covered.

In all, 43 districts considered the epicentres of the pandemic will be covered.

The exercise is scheduled to end on Monday, March 15.

Prior to the mass vaccination, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and their spouses took the jabs of the vaccines on Monday, March 1.

President Nana Akufo-Addo was vaccinated at the 37 Military Hospital

Ghana received 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines from the Serum Institute of India last Wednesday.

The West African country became the first country to take delivery of the COVAX vaccines when it received the consignment at the Kotoko International Airport.

Source: 3news

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