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Ghana records 31 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Pulse.com.gh

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has reported 31 new cases of COVID-19 within the country.

Dr. Kwame Amponsah-Achiano, the Programmes Manager of the Expanded Programme on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service, clarified that the cases were not severe.

Speaking to the media in Accra, Dr. Amponsah-Achiano stated that the Ghana Health Service would initiate a vaccination campaign aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

“In the past week or so, we were recording some significant numbers up to about 30 or 31 or so. But this is not unexpected. As we have already been saying, COVID has come to stay with us”.

“So we are doing the national COVID-19 vaccination exercise as part of our strategies to reduce COVID to the barest minimum.”

Scheduled to run from May 4 to May 10, 2024, the vaccination drive aims to mitigate the surge in cases, particularly in Greater Accra, where the highest numbers have been reported.

Highlighting the virus’ rapid transmission, the Ghana Health Service emphasized strict adherence to safety protocols.

Dr. Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, stated the importance of widespread vaccination to curb the virus’ spread and encouraged all Ghanaians to actively participate in the campaign during a media briefing.

He said “We are getting a few cases reported in parts of Accra and a few other regions. And it brings to bear the fact that Ghanaians need to be vaccinated and so on the 4th to the 10th of May, we are going to do a nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign and we want to urge all Ghanaians to be part of the exercise”.

 

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