President Akufo-Addo has hinted that the country is in the process of establishing a National Vaccine Institute which will in turn work towards the manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines locally.
According to him, a committee set up by government, chaired by Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, came up with the recommendation.
President Akufo-Addo, who gave the hint in his address to the nation on Covid-19 after a 10-week break, said government will provide seed money of $25 million to the Institute.
He pledged government’s commitment to vaccinating the entire adult population of the country saying over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will soon arrive in the country.
President Akufo-Addo cautioned members of the public to observe the Covid-19 safety protocols as the virus spikes.
He noted that the wearing of nose mask is mandatory stressing that authorities are going to be strict on this as it is the main contributory factor to the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking on measures taken to fight the virus, President Akufo-Addo stated that wedding and funeral receptions have been banned.