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The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use.

British regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for rollout next week.

Immunisations could start within days for those who need it the most, such as elderly people in care homes.

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The UK has already ordered 40m doses – enough to vaccinate 20m people.

Around 10m doses should be available soon, with the first 800,000 arriving in the UK in the coming days.

It is the fastest ever vaccine to go from concept to reality, taking only 10 months to follow the same developmental steps that normally span a decade.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tweeted “It’s the protection of vaccines that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told BBC Breakfast that people will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn for the jab.

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He said: “I’m confident now with the news today that from spring, from Easter onwards, things are going to be better and we’re going to have a summer next year that everybody can enjoy.”

NHS Chief Executive, Sir Simon Stevens, said the health service was preparing for “the largest-scale vaccination campaign in our country’s history”.

Around 50 hospitals are on standby and vaccination centres in venues such as conference centres are being set up now.

Although vaccination can start, people still need to remain vigilant and follow coronavirus rules to stop the spread, say experts.

That means sticking with the social distancing and face masks, and testing people who may have the virus and asking them to isolate.

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England’s Chief Medical Officer Prof Chris Whitty said: “We can’t lower our guard yet.”

Prof Danny Altman, Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London, said news of the approval was “momentous”.

“We have the first emergency approval for use of a really effective vaccine. Truly heroic.”

Pfizer said it was a win for science.

Source: Ghanaarticles.com/BBC.com

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Ghana Drunkards Association To Observe National Drinking Day

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Ghana Drunkards Association To Observe National Drinking Day

Ghana Drunkards Association has indicated its readiness to observe this year’s National Drinking Day.

Addressing the press, Moses Onyah the president of the Association stated that their involvement in this year’s celebration is to deal with life’s complexities.

According to him, observing National Drinking Day will go a long way to control the high number of mental-health-related cases in the country including hardship, depression, and frustration.

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Dry Bone’s Message to all Ghanaians Mr. Onyah called on all members to drink responsibly to achieve the Association’s purpose of promoting mental wellness.

Source: GhanaArticles.com

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Ghana Football Awards 2021: Checkout The Full Nominees List

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Ghana Football Awards 2021: Checkout The Full Nominees List

Three Black Stars players – Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, and Gladson Awako – will headline this year’s edition of the Ghana Football Awards which comes off on Saturday, July 3, 2021, at the Grand Arena, Accra.

The trio has been shortlisted for the prestigious Ghana Footballer of the Year Award which is the flagship category of the awards scheme.

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One of the three will take over from Arsenal star Thomas Partey who emerged as the winner in the two previous editions of the awards.

This was made known during the Nominees Announcement on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 on Joy Prime, Asempa FM and Adom TV.

Andre Ayew, Kudus Mohammed, and Gladson Awako will lead several Ghanaian players, both home and abroad as well as foreigners playing in the Ghana League who have performed well under the year in review to be celebrated for the exploits.

While the Ghana Footballer of the Year remains the flagship award, other categories such as the Homebased Football of the Year, Goal of the Year, Most Vibrant Club on Social Media and Club CEO of the Year are all likely to generate more excitement.

The Nominees Announcement, which was graced by former Blacks Star international John Paintsil, and the Head of Communications of the Ghana Football Association, Henry Asante Twum as well as Felix Romark and Cleopatra Nketiah who are all members of the Awards Board were also on the show.

The Board Members expressed satisfaction at the work they have done and implored the public to support their favourite nominees in the various categories by voting massively for them to win the awards.

The Ghana Football Awards is an award show that sees a marriage of soccer, entertainment and sometimes politics as all those who matter in those fields gather under one roof to celebrate the works of Ghanaian footballers in the year under review.

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It has also become a night where Ghanaian footballers scattered all over the world converge to unwind and escape from the pressures of the just-ended season.

It has been a great journey of recognizing the sacrifices of football who break their sweat not only for their respective football clubs but also for their beloved motherland, Ghana.

Find all the nominees for the various categories below:

FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Andre Ayew
  • 2. Kudus Mohammed
  • 3. Gladson Awako

WOMEN’S FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Milot Pokua
  • 2. Ophelia Amponsah
  • 3. Sherifatu Sumaila

MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Annor Walker
  • 2. Karim Zito
  • 3. Samuel Boadu

WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Mercy Tagoe
  • 2. Edna Quagraine

ODARTEY LAMPTEY FUTURE STAR AWARD

  • 1. Kudus Mohammed
  • 2. Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
  • 3. Kamaldeen Sulemana

GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Razak Abalora
  • 2. Richard Ofori
  • 3. Danlad Ibrahim

HOME-BASED FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Augustine Boakye
  • 2. Samuel Ashie Quaye
  • 3. Diawisie Taylor
  • 4. Ismail Ganiyu
  • 5. Gladson Awako
  • 6. Ibrahim Salifu
  • 7. Fabio Gama

GOAL OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities v Ashanti Gold)
  • 2. Richmond Lamptey (Inter Allies v Hearts of Oak)
  • 3. Fatawu Issahaku (Ghana v Tanzania)
  • 4. Andre Ayew (Ghana v Sudan)
  • 5. Gladson Awako (Great Olympics v Hearts of Oak)
  • 6. Sandra Owusu Ansah ( Supreme Ladies v Kumasi Sports Academy)
  • 7. Janet Ayieyam (Thunder Queens v Police ladies)

BEST GHANAIAN CLUB CEO

  • 1. Nana Yaw Amponsah (Asante Kotoko )
  • 2. Elloeny Amande (Karela United)
  • 3. Dr Gifty Oware-Aboagye (Berry Ladies)

MALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Great Olympics
  • 2. Asante Kotoko
  • 3. Hearts of Oak
  • 4. Black Satellite

FEMALE TEAM OF THE YEAR

  • 1. Hassacas Ladies
  • 2. Berry Ladies
  • 3. Ampem Dakoa Ladies

BEST AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL

  • 1. Rayid Mahrez (Manchester City)
  • 2. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea)
  • 3. Franck Kessie (AC Milan)

MOST VIBRANT CLUB ON SOCIAL MEDIA

  • Dreams FC
  • Inter Allies
  • Asante Kotoko
  • Hearts Of Oak
  • Great Olympics
  • Legon Cities
  • Berry Ladies
  • Ridge City

Other honorary awards that will be awarded on the awards night include:

  • PLAYER OF THE DECADE AWARD
  • LIVING LEGEND AWARD
  • THUMPS UP AWARD

 

Source: GhanaArticles.com

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Ghanaian Teacher Raises GH4,500 To Help 40 Needy Students

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Ghanaian Teacher Raises GH4,500 To Help 40 Needy Students

Teacher Ewuraama, a popular Ghanaian professional tutor has helped 40 students with the payment of their school expenses after soliciting funds on social media.

Ewuraama has been able to raise GHc 4,500 which is meant to assist the needy but brilliant students immensely via her Instagram account @teacher_ewuraama.

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Her students were seen beaming with smiles as they held signs with inscriptions that portrayed their gratitude to everyone who donated on an Instagram post.

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/CQGgNz0hwJu/?utm_medium=copy_link

 

A lot of people also expressed their admiration and goodwill for the kind-hearted teacher in the comment section.

 

 

Source: GhanaArticles.com

 

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