Ghana orders vaccinations for beach, restaurant, nightclub access

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A woman receives an Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana on March 2, 2021. (Photo by Nipah Dennis via CFP)
A woman receives an Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ridge Hospital in Accra, Ghana on March 2, 2021. /CFP

Ghana is ordering access to beaches, restaurants, night clubs and stadiums be prohibited unless one has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

The new mandate is part of the country’s efforts to fight the spread of the virus.

While the Omicron variant has not yet been identified in Ghana, the government health service is “taking steps to protect the country towards the Christmas season,” Ghana’s health service director-general Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said.

At least 5.45 million Ghanaians have received at least one vaccine dose.

Ghana’s land borders are closed and air travelers are required to have a PCR test within 72 hours of arrival and antigen tests upon arrival.

Ghana aims to administer 20 million doses of vaccines by the end of 2021, Kuma-Aboagye said in a statement issued Sunday.

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