Germany gifts Ghana 1.5m doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines

FILE PHOTO: Vials of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen in a general practice of a doctor, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria April 30, 2021. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has dispatched a flight to Germany to take delivery of 1,500,000 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines donated to the country by the German government.

Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, disclosed this to the Presidential Press Corps at this week’s edition of the Jubilee House press briefing.

According to him, following President Akufo-Addo’s meeting with the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during his just-ended visit to Germany, the German government donated 1,500,000.00 doses of AstraZeneca to the country.

“The German Chancellor, I am happy to inform the Ghanaian people made it known to the President that a total of 1,200,000 vaccines were to be given to Ghana, basically, the Astra Zeneca Vaccines.”

“A few hours ago, I got confirmation from the President that this has increased from 1,200,000 to 1,500,000 and steps have already been taken, in fact, according to the President, he is dispatching a plane immediately to go to Germany to take delivery on the 1,500,000 doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccines,” he said.

Mr Arhin also disclosed that President Akufo-Addo will embark on a tour of the Western North and Western Regions of the country from Friday the 3rd to Monday the 6th of September 2021.

The President will subsequently tour the Oti and Volta Regions as well.


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