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Decline in COVID-19 cases due to adherence to protocols and vaccination in hotpots – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has attributed the recent decline in COVID-19 active cases to the strict adherence to the safety protocols by the populace.

Ghana currently has a little over 5,000 Covid-19 with one thousand and eighty-nine deaths.

Speaking to Citi News, Director General of GHS Dr. Patrick Kumah- Aboagye cautioned against complacency on the part of citizens to erode the gains made thus far.

“We have moved from recording 600 cases a day to about 300 to sometimes below 300. The public got serious about social distancing and the wearing of nose masks and that has contributed significantly to this, but most importantly the fact we are vaccinating more people in the hotspot areas.”

Dr. Patrick Kumah- Aboagye further stated that the Service is currently training its personnel on the use of the 1.2 million Moderna vaccines it received from the US government on September 4, 2021.

He however said priority will be given to high-risk areas in the country.

“Every vaccine has its training requirement and because we haven’t received Moderna before, we have currently started training our personnel and the FDA has also done its proper certification. The deployment plan will focus on where the risk is high.”

Meanwhile, the country is expecting an additional 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines by the end of September.

Ghana has already made use of 177,600 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

So far, the country has received a little over 3.2 million vaccines.

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