Covid-19: Gov’t to receive new vaccines
Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has revealed government’s effort to receive new vaccines to contain Covid-19.
Monitoring the Mid-Year- Budget-Review on Thursday 29 July 2021, Ofori-Atta said,
” Mr. Speaker, our diplomatic efforts are yielding results and we are expecting to receive, through the COVAX facility, 1.2 million Pfizer
vaccines from the United States of America and 249,600 AstraZeneca
vaccines from the United Kingdom.
In addition, Government has committed itself to purchase, through the African Medicine Supply Platform, 17 million Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccines.
Furthermore, the President has set up a committee dedicated to
facilitating our domestic capacity to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines,
beginning with the process of fill and finish”.
Meanwhile, cases of Covid-19 keep rising with active cases at 4,983, confirmed cases still at 103,019, death cases at 823 and recovery cases at 97,213.
Source: africaneditors.com/ Agyekum Boateng
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