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Ghana’s ‘inflated’ Covid-19 vaccine price sparks calls for probe

– – Ghana’s minority lawmakers and anti-corruption campaigners are demanding a probe into the award of a contract for the supply of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines. It follows a publication by a Norwegian newspaper that the government of Ghana bought the vaccines at a price which is 90 percent more than the factory price. The report revealed that the government purchased the Sputnik V vaccine from an Emirati official and a Norwegian citizen charged with money laundering. Although Ghana’s parliament gave approval for the purchase of a dose of the…

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Tanzania says it has ‘no plans to receive’ Covid-19 vaccines

– – Tanzania has said that it doesn’t have plans of importing Covid-19 vaccines to protect citizens. The country’s Health Minister Dorothy Gwajima is reported as saying that Tanzania is yet to decide whether or not it wants to import the Covid-19 vaccines. Tanzania is already reeling under surge in infections and the virus related deaths. “For now the government has no plans to receive the Covid vaccine being distributed in other countries,” Dr Gwajima said. President John Magufuli has already warned health officials in his country against acquiring coronavirus…

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