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Rarely seen footage shows joyous scenes across Britain on the day Hitler

It was Britain’s biggest street party: when the Nazis surrendered to the Allies on May 8, 1945, people laid out trestle tables, danced in the streets, paddled in fountains and took part in tug of war races. Now, as the 75th anniversary approaches during lockdown Britain, Channel 4 producers have discovered rare footage of people […]

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PIERS MORGAN: Boris can boast all he wants, but the death toll tells the real story

Boris is back! And everything’s going to be great! That was the emphatic message sent to the country today as the Prime Minister returned to the daily UK government coronavirus press briefing after weeks of absence while he battled the deadly disease himself. He was breathless, I assume from residual side-effects of the virus. But […]

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Britain comes together for sixth week of clap for NHS and clap for carers

Boris Johnson led Britain’s sixth weekly ‘clap for carers’ to thank the thousands of NHS staff and healthcare workers putting their lives on the line to fight coronavirus after he overcame the deadly bug.  Clap for Carers is now in its sixth week, with millions of Britons up and down the country stepping onto their […]

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COVID-19: Uncertainty over 2020 polls may cause constitutional crisis – Majority Leader

The Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has expressed fears of a possible constitutional crisis if the country fails to combat the COVID-19 pandemic before the December elections. According to him, the 1992 constitution does not provide clarity on who should steer the affairs of the nation if the sitting President’s tenure expires in unforeseen […]

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Germany gives the green light for museums, churches and zoos to reopen

Germany announced further plans to ease coronavirus curbs on public life Thursday, with religious institutions, playgrounds, museums and zoos given the green light to reopen.  Angela Merkel said that the relaxation of measures was just a ‘step’, and a more far-reaching plan would be agreed next week, when Germany will review its coronavirus lockdown measures to see […]

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‘EC’s workshop an attack on rule of law’ – NDC

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of engaging in illegalities. The Deputy General Secretary of the party, Peter Boamah Otukonnor, alleged that the Commission held meetings at the City Escape Hotel in Accra yesterday [Wednesday], despite an injunction preventing the Commission from holding a similar meeting in the Ningo […]

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Russia’s PM tests positive. UK is ‘past its peak’, Johnson says. WHO issues warning on Europe.

A large-scale new pre-print study has found that a third of coronavirus patients admitted to UK hospitals die, and fewer than half of those put on ventilators survive. The study, called ISARIC4C and led by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, University of Liverpool, and Imperial College London, analyzed data from 16,749 Covid-19 patients in […]

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Amazon worker activists vandalize the road outside Jeff Bezos’s $23m home in DC

A group of activists vandalized the road outside Jeff Bezos’s $23m home in Washington DC, demanding better coronavirus protections for Amazon workers. Protesters scrawled ‘Protect Amazon Workers’ in giant red, yellow and white paint in the middle of a street, with the hashtag ‘#ForUsNotAmazon’ alongside. Amazon is expected to report profits of more than $8,000 a second in the […]

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GCNet’s operations restored after UNIPASS’ poor takeoff

Ghana’s Single Window portal that houses the manifest, declaration and logistics module in the goods clearance chain at the ports, GCNet, says it has been able to process over 1,500 declarations just an hour after the company was directed to restart operations. GCNet was ordered by the Office of the Senior Minister to handover the […]

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GCNet’s operations restored after UNI-PASS’ poor takeoff

Ghana’s Single Window portal that houses the manifest, declaration and logistics module in the goods clearance chain at the ports, GCNet, says it has been able to process over 1,500 declarations just an hour after the company was directed to restart operations. GCNet was ordered by the Office of the Senior Minister to handover the […]

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Grace Nana Adwoa Essel writes: CSM: The annual killer of residents of Northern Ghana

While the country has been thrown into a state of unrest and anomaly as a result of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, some parts of the country are battling more than just the novel coronavirus. As Accra is the epicentre of the novel coronavirus with the highest cases recorded, other parts of the country […]

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Low cost airline Wizz Air will resume flights form Luton tomorrow

Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air said it will be resuming flights from London Luton tomorrow. The flights will service Budapest, Burgas, Lisbon, Sofia, Tenerife, Tel Aviv and Varna. The airline had planned to resume flights to Romania but authorities in Bucharest have extended their lockdown restrictions.  The airline is promising low fares to stimulate demand, however, […]

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GCB Bank’s profit increases by 40% to reach GH¢92m in 2020 1st quarter

GCB Bank recorded profit after tax of 92.4 million cedis for the first quarter of 2020; representing a growth of 40%. This was contained in the bank’s published financial results for the period. For the period spanning January to March 2020, GCB Bank’s profit before tax increased by about 34% to record 122.4 million cedis. […]

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Coronavirus UK: Boris Johnson set to extend lockdown to June

Boris Johnson is set to signal lockdown will stay until June today as he fronts his first Downing Street briefing since falling ill – with Nicola Sturgeon jumping the gun by saying it is not yet ‘safe’ to ease curbs. Having chaired Cabinet this morning, the Prime Minister is expected to dash hopes of an imminent […]

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Coronavirus: Children just as likely to catch infection, study says

Children are just as likely as adults to get infected with the coronavirus and spread it to other people, a study has found. In research that will come as a blow to Britain’s hopes of reopening schools any time soon, scientists in China found children are just as at risk of infection. How COVID-19 affects […]

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W/R: Rehabilitation works on Asasetre-Gyampre feeder road begin

Rehabilitation works on the 35-kilometre Asasetre-Gyampre junction feeder road, which is a major food basket for the Ellembelle District, have begun. The rehabilitation works, which are in three phases, will cost about GHS 12 million and are expected to be completed within 12 months. The Western Regional Feeder Roads Manager, Felix Bakobie, explaining the project […]

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Police close down family string quartet playing classical music for their neighbours

An impromptu classical orchestra was shut down after police feared it would cause quarantined neighbours to flout lockdown measures amid the coronavirus outbreak. Violinist Rafael Todes, 53, a member of the Allegri String Quartet, his wife Helena Newman, and children Isabella and Max, who have been entertaining residents with their music for six weeks, had […]

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Dr. Grace Ayensu-Danquah writes: Coronavirus not a partisan issue

Coronavirus arrived late in Africa but Ghana is now one of the worst-affected countries on the continent. Lives are at stake: this is not the time for name-calling or acrimonious partisanship. In order to successfully suppress this pandemic, we need to unite as a nation. We need to eschew partisanship that breeds division and work […]

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Boris Johnson calls Captain Tom a ‘point of light in all our lives’

Colonel Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday today with a personalised telegram from the Queen and a poignant flypast in his honour.  The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis, the Queen’s representative in the county, delivered Captain Tom a birthday card from the monarch, telling him, ‘It was a pleasure to present it to you […]

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US CDC adds six new coronavirus symptoms to its list

The number of official symptoms in the US is now up to nine, including muscle pain and a sore throat. Researchers worldwide are looking for a way to control the coronavirus pandemic. One key factor we’ll need in stopping the spread of the disease is reliably identifying who has (or previously had) COVID-19. This data will help us reopen […]

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South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg dies

South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg has died at his home near Cape Town, aged 87. Goldberg was a prominent member of the ruling African National Congress and stood trial alongside Nelson Mandela. He spent 22 years in prison for his involvement with the ANC’s fight against apartheid, the racist system of oppression imposed by […]

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Now coronavirus could hit World Cup: UEFA chief admits football faces ‘three years’ of disruption

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic could wreak havoc with the footballing schedule as far down the line as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to one UEFA chief. Football is currently in a complete shutdown due to the impact of the virus worldwide, with no resumption on the horizon and some top European leagues already […]

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Boris Johnson is set to dash hopes of an early end to coronavirus curbs

Boris Johnson is set to signal lockdown will stay until June today as he gathers Cabinet to thrash out an ‘exit strategy’ – and then fronts a daily coronavirus briefing for the first time since falling ill. The Prime Minister is expected to dash hopes of an imminent end to the draconian curbs crippling the economy, […]

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Milestone in South Korea, but bad day for Pakistan. Germany steps up testing while UK falls short.

A 30-year-old federal prison inmate who tested positive for coronavirus and gave birth while on a ventilator has died, the US Bureau of Prisons says. The woman had been in federal custody since March 20, when she was transported from a South Dakota jail to a federal prison medical center in Forth Worth, Texas. On March 28, the […]

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Use of electronic payment channels sees 81% growth in 2020 1st quarter – GhIPSS

The volume of transactions done electronically through the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) platform has increased by 81 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year. This is according to latest figures from the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS). The latest figure shows that […]

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Promasidor Ghana donates products, cash to support COVID-19 fight

Promasidor Ghana has donated ¢300,000 worth of products and cash to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund and other major institutions at the centre of Ghana’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Making the presentation at a short ceremony held at the office of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund, HR Manager for Promasidor Ghana, […]

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Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor dies in Mumbai at 67 after two-year battle with leukemia

Bollywood star Rishi Kapoor has died in Mumbai after a two-year battle with leukemia. He was 67.  His death, confirmed by is brother Randhir, comes just hours after the passing of another Indian star Irrfan Khan at age 54, dealing a double blow to the Bollywood film industry. Rishi had been diagnosed with cancer in […]

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