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Trump: There will be ‘a lot of death’ to come in the US

A panel of experts have been answering your questions about life in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the most common questions: Q: Should I worry about contracting the virus from mail and newspapers? A: Dr. Darria Long, emergency room physician: “There is not evidence you may contract the coronavirus from mail and newspapers […]

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Minority unhappy as Oquaye suspends instead of adjourning Parliament on last sitting day

The Minority side in Parliament is unhappy with a decision by the Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye to suspend the House instead of adjourning sittings. Parliamentarians were supposed to go on a recess beginning today, Saturday, April 4, 2020. Instead of adjourning sittings sine die [indefinitely], the Speaker of Parliament suspended sittings sine […]

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Millions stay indoors to watch the VIRTUAL Grand National amid the coronavirus outbreak 

Millions of people watched the virtual Grand National from the comfort of their own homes after the year’s biggest race was cancelled amid the coronavirus outbreak. This year’s meeting was run by a computer simulation with bookmakers donating all profits to NHS charities.  The real event had to be scrapped under the government guidelines on […]

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Queen’s rousing message: Monarch to deliver a rallying cry to the nation on Sunday

The Queen will on Sunday night deliver a rallying cry to the nation in which she expresses hope that the ‘quiet, good-humoured resolve’ of the British people will help to overcome the coronavirus crisis. Invoking the spirit of the Second World War, the 93-year-old monarch will tell tens of millions of TV viewers: ‘I hope […]

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17 Burkinabes arrested for trying to sneak into Ghana

17 Burkinabes have been arrested by security personnel at the Babile inland checkpoint in the Upper West Region for attempting to sneak into Ghana. Their arrest was effected around 1830GMT on Saturday [April 4, 2020]. The 17 persons were on board a bus with registration number AAS 5603-C en route to Wa when the security […]

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Group wants Kayayei who returned up north before lockdown tested for COVID-19

A group calling itself the Northern Development Forum (NDF) has among other things, asked the government to conduct a test for the novel coronavirus on all persons who returned from Accra to the regions up north prior to the partial lockdown of the capital city. President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the commencement of a partial lockdown […]

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Journalist faces calls to be sacked for racism after saying ‘They are burying their Pokemons’

AN under-fire French journalist is facing calls to be fired after being slammed as racist for whispering ‘they are burying the Pokemons’ during coverage of China‘s day of mourning for coronavirus victims. BFMTV and its business journalist Emmanuel Lechypre were blasted as ‘shockingly insensitive’ on social media as he made the remark over the three-minute silence, […]

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GAAS commends Akufo-Addo’s policies against COVID-19

The Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences has described as “helpful and resolute” the show of leadership by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the fight against the growing threat of the COVID-19 in the country. The commendation was done when a delegation from the Academy paid a courtesy call on the President on Friday, […]

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Ellembelle NPP constituency executives deny taking GHS10,000 bribe from illegal miners

Executives of the New Patriotic Party in the Ellembelle Constituency have denied receiving bribes from illegal small scale miners in the area. A group of illegal small scale miners who were destroying three water bodies including River Ankobra from their activities in and around Teleku-Bokazo and Anwia in the Ellembelle District accused executives of the […]

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Pay attention to Meningitis outbreak in Upper West Region – Parliament directs Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has been asked to pay attention to the growing number of cases of Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) in the Upper West Region. The disease which has claimed some 33 lives in the last few months in the region has not grabbed national attention due to the COVID-19 scare. About 214 cases of […]

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South London park shuts indefinitely after 3,000 people visit today

South London park has shut indefinitely after 3,000 people visited earlier today ‘despite clear advice’ as green spaces and beaches fill up across the UK in defiance of Boris Johnson’s plea for Brits to stay indoors. Lambeth Council tweeted a post earlier today that read: ‘Despite clear advice, over 3000 people spent today in Brockwell […]

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Surgeon General makes face mask with T-shirt and rubber bands

The Surgeon General has instructed Americans on how to make their own ‘cloth face covering’ by using an old T-shirt and rubber bands, as the country is in the midst of a face mask shortage.  Dr. Jerome Adams says in ‘a few easy steps’ people can make their own personal protective equipment with items from around […]

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Carrie Symonds has got coronavirus: Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancee reveals she has tested positive

Carrie Symons has announced she has coronavirus after fiancee Boris Johnson went into isolation with the deadly pathogen. Ms Symonds, 31, posted on Twitter earlier today and said: ‘I’ve spent the past week in bed with the main symptoms of Coronavirus. I haven’t needed to be tested and, after seven days of rest, I feel […]

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COVID-19 patient who escaped from Tamale reportedly arrested in Accra

The Guinean who tested positive for COVID-19 but subsequently escaped from a quarantine facility at Tamale in the Northern Region has been arrested. The patient was arrested in Accra. Deputy Health Minister, Alexander Abban on The Big Issue on Saturday said while the patient was spotted and arrested before Saturday morning, it was surprising how […]

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UK death rate of coronavirus patients in intensive care tops 50 per cent, study finds

The death rate of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care has topped 50 per cent, the latest figures show. A study found that more than half of the sample of intensive care patients died due to the killer bug while the other 50 per cent were discharged. In comparison, just 22.4 per cent of patients admitted […]

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Coronavirus US: Influencers are slammed for turning medical masks into bikinis

Instagram influencers are facing a bitter backlash after using face masks as bikinis, known as ‘quarankinis’, as part of a shocking new trend that is sweeping social media amid the coronavirus outbreak. Many people have been stocking up on face masks to keep germs at bay as millions of people across the world are now […]

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Minority wants other regions with COVID-19 cases locked-down

The Minority Caucus on the Health Committee is asking government to extend the partial lockdown currently in force to three other regions in the country where cases of COVID-19 have been recorded. President Nana Akufo-Addo imposed a partial lockdown on Accra, Tema, and Kumasi effective Monday, March 30, 2020, when he addressed the nation on Friday, […]

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Mahama donates PPEs to hospitals to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Former President John Dramani Mahama has today, Saturday, April 4, 2020, made donations to some regional and districts hospitals in the country to aid the COVID-19 fight. The former President said he has made a total of 650 sets of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE’s) available to some selected health facilities in the country. The PPEs […]

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Sergio Rossi, ‘master’ Italian shoe designer, dies of coronavirus complications at 84

Written by By Hada Messia, Duarte MendoncaAmy Woodyatt, CNNRome Revered women’s shoe designer Sergio Rossi has died of coronavirus complications at the age of 84, according to the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, in northern Italy. A source at the hospital, which is located in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, confirmed Rossi’s death to CNN on Saturday, […]

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Husband of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter Maeve, 40, pays tribute to missing wife

The husband of Robert F. Kennedy’s granddaughter, Maeve, has paid heartbreaking tribute to his wife and young son a day after they disappeared while kayaking on Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.  In a Facebook post penned late Friday, David McKean claimed it was all but certain his wife Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, 40, and their son […]

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Generosity Club donates GH¢10,000 to doctors to support COVID-19 fight

The Generosity Club, in support of national efforts to fight COVID-19 has donated a sum of GH¢10,000 to the Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency. According to the Club, this donation “is to enable you to effectively play your role in the right against the COVID-19 pandemic.” “We are inspired by the sacrifices health sector […]

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Britain suffers its worst day yet in coronavirus crisis as 708 die in one day taking total to 4,313 

A further 708 people have died with coronavirus in Britain, bringing the country’s fatalities to 4,313 in the deadliest day yet. The number of new infections also rose by 3,735 to 41,903, which is the smallest 24-hour increase in cases in four days.  But the amount of tests fell to 9,406, whereas the last two […]

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Calls for removal of Cylinder Recovery Margin unfortunate – NPA

The National Petroleum Authority (NPA), has described as unfortunate calls by the LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana for the withdrawal of the 13.5 pesewas cylinder recovery margin. The Authority has also condemned the assertion that the new charge will increase the price of LPG and other petroleum products at the pumps and thereby burden […]

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Crazed knifeman ‘shouts Allahu Akbar’ before stabbing two people to death in France

A crazed knifeman stabbed two people to death and injured seven others outside a bakery in France. The assailant is said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ before knifing ‘at least nine people’ who were queuing to go into the bakery in Romans-sur-Isère, southern France, local media reports. One of the wounded is in critical condition in hospital.  […]

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Keir Starmer vows to stamp out anti-Semitism ‘poison’ as he becomes new Labour leader

Sir Keir Starmer vowed to wipe out the ‘stain’ of anti-Semitism from the Labour Party today as he was unveiled as its new leader. The 57-year-old made a fulsome apology to British Jews as he was confirmed as Jeremy Corbyn’s replacement, vowing to rip out the ‘poison’ that has dogged the party under his predecessor.  […]

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‘An act of modern day piracy’: Germany and France accuse US of seizing shipments of medical masks

The United States has angered Germany and France after allegedly seizing millions of masks set to be shipped to the European nations amid the coronavirus crisis.  On Friday, German officials hit out at America for ‘intercepting’ 200,000 masks they had ordered from a 3M factory in China.  As 3M is an American-owned company, the US […]

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Sydney beaches packed despite warnings to stay home during coronavirus pandemic

A popular Sydney beach continues to be busy despite desperate pleas for people to stay home and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Manly, on Sydney’s picturesque Northern Beaches, was packed on Saturday as locals adopted a ‘business-as-usual’ attitude despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Couples, families and friends were seen breaking social-distancing rules – with one family telling […]

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Timelapse video shows incredible transformation of London’s ExCel centre

A timelapse video shows how London‘s ExCel centre transformed into the new NHS Nightingale Hospital in just nine days. The footage shows how quickly the 100-acre site temporary facility was converted into individual examination rooms for up to 4,000 patients. The coronavirus death toll in the UK hit 3,605 and more than 38,000 cases have been […]

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Reduce electricity tariffs to reflect current production cost – CUTS Ghana to PURC

A Research and Public Policy Think Tank is calling on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to review electricity tariffs for all classes of electricity consumers to reflect the current cost of generation in the electricity power mix. “In the light of the falling prices of the key input fuel for power generation on the […]

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