The Director General of the Ghana Health Service has advised Ghanaians who are unvaccinated against the Covid-19 virus to take appropriate steps to get vaccinated.
Speaking on Newsnight on Joy FM, Monday, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye explained that the best protection anyone could have against the virus is getting the needed doses.
He told the host Blessed Sogah, that the threat of Covid-19 in Ghana remains because there are many people who are not fully vaccinated.
“We have people in some rural areas where the community is quite naive, either they have not been infected or vaccinated and that is the reason why we need to be more cautious than other countries. That is why we are encouraging people to get their vaccines, second dose and booster,” he stated.
Dr Kuma-Aboagye added that there are more vaccines in store for Ghanaians in Accra and across the regions.
This comes after China recorded an increase in Covid-19 cases after it ended its strict Covid restrictions in December.
Many countries including the United States, United Kingdom, Morocco, Italy, France, Australia, Canada and others have imposed restrictions on China.
On Monday, the Ghana Airports Company also imposed restrictions on passengers coming from China and other countries with high records.
Meanwhile, speaking on the restrictions, Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that the Ghana Health Service will continue to monitor the situation in China and raise or downgrade the guidelines base on the data they receive.
He however added that the current Covid-19 situation in the country is good but Ghana needs to be on its toes.
“We have not had anybody on admission, no critical case, we have not had a death for weeks now and our last active case was nine. So the current situation is okay but that is the more reason why we need to ensure that we keep it that way,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye said.
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