President, first lady get Ghana’s first COVID shots
By Guardian Exclusive
02 March 2021 | 9:10 am
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo became the first people in Ghana to receive their coronavirus vaccines on Monday.
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