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National Chief Imam, Islamic leaders take COVID-19 vaccine

BY: Graphic.com.gh
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu taking his jab
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu taking his jab

The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu on Wednesday took the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sheikh Sharubutu was joined by his two wives, as well as other Islamic leaders at his residence Fadama in Accra for the injection.

After taking the injection, Sheikh Sharubutu urged the Muslim community and the general public to cooperate with health officials and take the vaccine in the interest of everyone.

"This vaccine is God's mercy to mankind and a solutiom to this pandemic which has affected humanity," the Chief Imam said.

"Let us all cooperate and take this vaccine so that together, we can help eradicate this disease by the grace of Allah."

The government has announced it is aiming to immunise about 20 million Ghanaians by the end of the year in an elaborate vaccination programme to eradicate the deadly Coronavirus.