The Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye has revealed that 23 million Ghanaians have not taken the covid-19 jab.
According to him, the numbers are very disturbing.
Addressing Journalists in Accra on Thursday, the Director-General said "As it stands now, 23 million Ghanaians have not taken their Covid-19 jabs"
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye also revealed that only 6.6 million Ghanaians have taken their jabs.
The Director-General, however, pleaded with students, health workers, drivers, security personnel and government workers who have not taken their jabs to kindly do so.
"Currently Ghana's case count stands at 1,301 with recoveries sitting 129,000"
He noted that deaths recorded are 1,259 as against 132, 288 cases recorded.
He also hinted that Greater Accra still leads the chart as a hotspot zone in the country.
He mentioned that the country’s isolation centres are being stretched following the increase in covid-19 cases.
"I am encouraging all Ghanaians to take the vaccines, because the vaccines are safe"
"You cannot go to the stadium and other public places if you have not vaccinated" he added.
Dr Kuma Aboagye also outlined measures taken at Kotoka International Airport to curb the spread of the Covid-19 before, during and after the yuletide.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith