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Covid-19 vaccine: WHO Director-General lauds Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo demonstrated leadership by taking the first dose of the consignment of COVID-19 vaccines, World Health Organization, Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has commended.

Dr Tedros said the President set a good example for the Ghanaian people by being the first to take the COVID-19 vaccine which arrived in the country on Wednesday, February 24.

According to him, President Nana Akufo-Addo has built confidence in people and it is a key in fighting the deadly contagion.

“I salute the example set by President Akufo-Addo in receiving the first COVID-19 vaccination through the COVAX Facility. Your leadership is key to promoting confidence in this life-saving tool in Ghana and across Africa,” the WHO Director-General said in a tweet sighted by Original News.

President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia together with their spouses became the world’s first recipients of the COVID-19 vaccine from COVAX on Monday, March 1, 2021.

In a televised broadcast after taking the vaccine, the President said, “It is important that I set the example that this vaccine is safe by being the first to have it so that everybody in Ghana can feel comfortable about taking this vaccine”.

By; Bernard Ralph Adams

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