Nana Akufo-Addo Ghana’s no. 1 citizen became the 1st person to receive the Covax coronavirus vaccine in the world. Covax which is the coronavirus vaccine for developing countries is free.
Developed countries have easily acquired the vaccine and have gone ahead with vaccinating its citizens at the expense of the developing countries who are making due with playing the waiting game.
Nana Akufo-Addo who said that he was proud about being first to receive the vaccine made it clear that wants to be an example to others who may be skeptical about the safety of the vaccine.
His wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo was also became the first female in the world to receive the vaccine afterwards it was distributed to other citizens of country.
The authorization for the vaccine was given to the Indian company and Russian Sputnik V with the aim of vaccinating 20-20 million citizens in the country by 2021 ending.
The African country was the first to receive the Covax vaccine in the world.
Additional 145 countries are set to receive the 337.2 millon doses of the vaccine my mid-2021 and would cover 3% of the 145 countries population.
The Covax company has aired it aim which is to increase that percentage to 27% by 2021 ending.
Covid-19 cases in Ghana is now 84,023 with 607 fatalities though proper testing is yet to be carried out to determined the exact number due to insufficient testing equipments.
Academic activities have since then resume in the country after the 10 month mandatory closure enforced due to the coronavirus increased cases.
Notwithstanding, sea and land borders of the country is still shutdown dating back to March last year.
The government of Ghana insists it’s doing its best to enforce covid-19 lockdown in the country.