The GHS plans to announce specific measures to address the COVID-19 situation in Ghana in the near future
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has expressed concern over the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in China and other countries. Given the sustained low levels of COVID-19 cases in Ghana over the past three months, the GHS believes that the current situation is precarious.
In a press release dated January 1, 2023, the GHS stated that Ghana’s relatively low vaccine coverage poses a significant risk of importing the virus and experiencing a new wave of infections. Therefore, the GHS is taking steps to prevent the situation from getting worse.
“This situation calls for tightening and reviewing of existing measures to avert further outbreaks. Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health are critically monitoring the situation in consultation with key stakeholders. We will shortly come out with our country specific measures to address the current threat of COVID-19, especially with respect to importation,” the Director-General of GHS, Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye assured in the release.
The GHS is encouraging all Ghanaians who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccination to get vaccinated.
“Those who have taken their first dose are to go for the second dose and those who have taken their second dose are also entreated to go for the booster. Vaccination remains the best protection against COVID-19 infection” the GHS urged.
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