Ghana approves Russian vaccine for use against Covid-19

Ghana has granted emergency authorisation for the use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19.

Russia’s RDIF sovereign wealth fund made the confirmation on Saturday about Ghana’s approval.

The Russian vaccine was approved by Ghana’s health ministry, the Russian Direct Investment Fund said in a statement.

Ghana thus becomes the 31st country to approve the Russian vaccine for use and would be the fifth African country to do so.

Stagnant Cases

COVID-19 records at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) since February 1, 2021 indicates that active cases are not increasing but high at a stagnant position.

According to the Director-General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, although the number, compared to a fortnight ago was declining, “we are still at a very high point.”

He said this at the a public engagement on the COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out Plan in Accra on Friday [February 19, 2021].

“There has been a decline compared to what we had a week or two ago. The active cases are not increasing but high at a stagnant position.”

“Active cases rose to the highest point we’ve never seen before… over 8000. In the last week or two that adherence to protocol, the use of mask increased, we have seen a plateauing and now a decline. If we continue, we can see further decline.

“Today we are reporting a decline in our active cases…but as it is, we are still at a very high point. We have never reached 7000 before,” he said.

“There has been a decline compared to what we had a week or two ago. The active cases are not increasing but high at a stagnant position.”

“Active cases rose to the highest point we’ve never seen before… over 8000. In the last week or two that adherence to protocol, the use of mask increased, we have seen a plateauing and now a decline. If we continue, we can see further decline.

“Today we are reporting a decline in our active cases…but as it is, we are still at a very high point. We have never reached 7000 before,” he said.

“Today we are reporting a decline in our active cases…but as it is, we are still at a very high point. We have never reached 7000 before,” he said.

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