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Ghana detects Omicron variant – GHS Director

Ghana has detected the Omicron variant at its borders, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, has disclosed.

He revealed that the virus was detected in persons travelling from Nigeria and South Africa into the country.

He made the revelation at the launch of December as Covid-19 month.

At the event, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Health Minister said his Ministry has activated its mandatory protocols.

He explained this is to ensure more people are vaccinated against Covid-19 before early January 2022.

They include all health workers, security personnel, staff and students above 15 years, civil servants, commercial drivers, and Okada drivers.

The Minister was emphatic that the vaccine certificates would be inspected to ensure compliance.

A person cannot enter some places without a vaccine certificate. They include nightclubs, beaches, stadiums and restaurants.

According to the Minister, the country has enough vaccines for everyone; therefore, there is no excuse not to get vaccinated.



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