The Ghana Health Service (GHS), ahead of the yuletide, has warned a new variant of COVID-19 could be recorded if the necessary protocols are not adhered to.
The service has also predicted an increase in active cases due to weather changes in some countries.
The Director-General, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, made the disclosure at a press conference as he assures of their readiness to contain it.
“There is also a potential for a new variant just like we had during the last Christmas -the Omicron variant.
“So, we also have to look at that as a risk factor, and so we need to be alert and make sure that we maintain the gains made so far, so we don’t revert to where we were many months ago,” he said.
In light of this, he has urged citizens to take advantage of the ongoing mass vaccination campaign, in which he claims a little more than one million people have participated so far, out of a total of 1.4 million.
Dr. Kuma-Aboagye urged opinion leaders to persuade their constituents to get the vaccines.
GHS from Wednesday, December 14, re-launched the vaccination for citizens who are yet to be vaccinated against Covid-19 ahead of the Christmas festivities.
The most recent vaccination campaign, Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family, Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19, will conclude today, December 19, 2022.