Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has decried moves by some countries in Europe not recognise Covishield, the Indian version of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The President said this on Wednesday when he took his turn to speak at the 76th United Nations General Assembly, currently ongoing in New York, in the United States of America.
His comments come on the heels of the simplified travel measures announcement recently, by the UK Government, and, indeed, by some countries in Europe, which comes into effect from 4th October, 2021.
The measures specify that persons who have received double-dose vaccines such as Oxford-AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna or the single shot Janssen vaccine “under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, US or UK vaccine programme overseas” will be considered fully vaccinated.
President Akufo-Addo noted that the use of vaccines as a tool for immigration control will be a truly retrogressive step.