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Nana Addo announces three months tax holiday for health workers

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a tax holiday for health workers in the country for the next three months beginning April 2020. The President made this known during his fifth national address today, Sunday, April 5, 2020, where he updated Ghanaians on the fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease in the country. […]

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Akufo-Addo’s fifth address on COVID-19 [Full speech]

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday addressed the nation where he announced additional measures put in place to fight the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana. This is his fifth address to Ghanaians since the outbreak of the disease in the country in March 2020. The President had earlier locked down parts of the country […]

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Fans of Yaa Pono and Strongman call for a rap battle between the two

– Advertisement – The fans of two of Ghana’s finest rappers Tema-based Yaa Pono aka Ponobiom and Kumasi’ own Strongman are calling for a rap battle between the two. According to netizens, Sarkcess music boss Sarkodie as part of organizing his #behindthehitz challenge should try and facilitate a rap battle between the two. Also Read: […]

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COVID-19 Trust Fund accrues GH¢8.75m from donations – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the COVID-19 National Trust Fund has so far received a total sum of GH¢8.75 million in the form of donations from the general public. While speaking in a televised address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the President noted that the stated amount also includes US$600,000. He commended Ghanaians and […]

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Coronavirus: Government avails GHS600m soft loan scheme for small businesses

The government has put in place a GHS 600 million soft loan scheme with a two-year repayment plan for micro, small and medium scale businesses. Persons who access these loans will have a one year grace period before beginning repayment. “Government, in collaboration with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), Business & Trade […]

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Armed Forces investigates death of civilian ‘accidentally’ shot by soldier

The Ghana Armed Forces has commenced investigations into the case in which a soldier is said to have accidentally shot a civilian at Ashaiman in Accra today, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The said incident according to the GAF occurred when a civilian tried to disarm a soldier who was conducting an arrest as part of […]

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NHS set to be the big winner as almost FIVE MILLION watch Virtual Grand National and raise £2.6m

Almost five million people tuned in to Saturday’s Virtual Grand National won by 18-1 shot Potters Corner as over £2.6million was raised for NHS Charities Together from people betting on the race. The Betting & Gaming Council, who co-ordinated the process of bookmakers donating their profits on the race, hope that sum could rise even […]

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Duffy reveals harrowing details of four week rape ordeal

Singer Duffy has written about her horrific rape and kidnap ordeal, sharing details for the first time. The Welsh singer-songwriter, 35, previously spoke about the incident in February, and said she would not give a face-to-face interview about the ordeal, and has instead now chosen to write in detail on her website. She details how […]

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COVID-19: Gov’t to decide on Lockdown extension this week

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that government will this week decide whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on Accra and Kumasi to slow the spread of the COVID-19. He said the decision will be based mainly on the results of the over 19,000 tests being conducted due to the enhanced contact […]

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Akufo-Addo announces free water for Ghanaians as government intensifies COVID-19 fight

Government will take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June following the increase of the novel coronavirus in the country and a partial lockdown of the epicentres of the disease. President Nana Akufo-Addo said this today, Sunday in his fifth national address as government intensifies the fight against COVID-19 […]

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UK Prime Minister admitted to hospital for precautionary tests

Prescott Police via AP An employee at a Prescott, Arizona, hospital was arrested after being accused of stealing $1,700 worth of protective equipment and cleaning supplies, Prescott Police said in a statement on Saturday. Keith Brown, 49, was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of felony theft and one count […]

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We’ll decide on extension of lockdown this week – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo says the government will make a determination on whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country later this week. He said the decision will be based on the results of the over 19,000 tests being conducted on samples taken from contacts of COVID-19 patients. The president […]

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Princess Shyngle suffers miscarriage months after pregnancy

Ghana-based Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle was in the news recently after she told the whole world that she was pregnant for her Fiance who is currently serving a jail term. We were all hoping that the ‘Coca Cola’ shaped actress would complete her 9 months period of carrying the seed within her and finally give […]

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Even Sarkodie is afraid of Yaa Pono, not to talk of Strongman Burner – Kwadwo Sheldon

An argument has started today on Twitter that sees netizens arguing about the rap prowess of Strongman Burner and Yaa Pono. Fans of Strongman were of the view that should their rapper face Yaa Pono in a rap battle, the latter would not find it easy at all. Yaa Pono fans in defense of their […]

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Wanlov, Efia Odo, Abeiku Santana, etc. reacts to Sister Derby’s birthday wish to Medikal

Sister Derby has completely shutdown the internet with her birthday message to Medikal. Many people least expected it from her. Her wish goes to a ‘boy’ who broke her heart and made her feel so disgraced in the eyes of the Ghanaian masses. Medikal after their break-up was even louder in subtly mocking Sister Derby […]

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Tennessee boy, six, with cystic fibrosis beats coronavirus

‘I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior, and I beat COVID-19.’   That’s what one six-year-old Tennessee boy said after beating the odds and making a full recovery from the novel coronavirus that has plagued the world.  Joseph Bostrain suffers from cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes the body to produce thick and sticky mucus that can clog […]

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NY’s daily death toll falls to 594 prompting Cuomo to suggest the state is already at it’s apex

The daily death toll in New York dipped Sunday, a sign that the state may have hit the apex of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said.  There were 4,159 fatalities as of Sunday morning – up 594 from the day before.  A record 630 deaths were reported Saturday. The numbers Sunday reflect the first time fatalities have […]

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Boris Johnson admitted to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus 

Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital ten days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street announced tonight.  The Prime Minister, who is still suffering from the symptoms of the disease, will undergo tests at an unknown London hospital as a precaution.  A Downing Street spokesperson said: ‘On the advice of his doctor, the Prime Minister […]

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Bill Gates calls coronavirus pandemic a ‘nightmare’ but says 240,000 Americans do not have to die

Bill Gates has called the COVID-19 pandemic a ‘nightmare scenario’ but said not as many as 240,000 Americans will die like modelling projects, if the government is smarter about who and how they test. Gates – the founder of Microsoft – predicted in a TED talk five years ago that ‘microbes not missiles’ would be […]

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital over coronavirus symptoms

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman said – including a high temperature. It was described as a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. The prime minister […]

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Huge brawl breaks out in the middle of an Asda cereal aisle in front of horrified shoppers

Four people had a fight in the middle of an Asda cereal aisle as horrified shoppers who were trying to keep their distance amid the coronavirus lockdown watched on.  The commotion kicked off at around 2pm in an Asda store in Dudley, near Birmingham, on Thursday.    The footage, which was shared online, shows two women […]

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Queen Elizabeth calls for unity during crisis in rare speech

Prescott Police via AP An employee at a Prescott, Arizona, hospital was arrested after being accused of stealing $1,700 worth of protective equipment and cleaning supplies, Prescott Police said in a statement on Saturday. Keith Brown, 49, was arrested and booked into the Yavapai County Jail on one count of felony theft and one count […]

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The Queen urges Britons to pull together to get through coronavirus crisis 

The Queen delivered a historic rallying cry to the British public tonight, urging them to come together in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak in a poignant television address. Speaking from Windsor Castle, where the 93-year-old monarch is isolating with Prince Philip, she told millions of Brits watching from home: ‘If we remain united and resolute, […]

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Pope sends message to young people during crisis

Pedro Sanchez in Spain’s parliament this week. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has taken to newspapers across Europe to throw down a gauntlet to the European Union: “Either we rise to this challenge or we will fail as a union.” Writing in 10 major newspapers, including the Guardian, El País, Le Monde, La Repubblica and […]

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Scientists reveal planet’s ‘seismic noise’ reduced after world goes on coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home has not only reduced the risk of spreading coronavirus – it has also ‘calmed’ the earth, with a notable reduction in ‘seismic noise’ – according to leading scientists.  Around one-third of the world’s population, or more than 2 billion people, are currently in lockdown, staying at home or observing social distancing measures, […]

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India told to ‘prepare for onslaught’ as one of Asia’s biggest slums suffers first coronavirus death

Indian doctors have warned that the country must prepare to face an ‘onslaught’ of cases that could cripple the health system after it suffered its first death.   A 56-year-old man died due to Covid-19-related illness in Dharavi slum, in Mumbai on Wednesday. The Dharavi slum is home to roughly one million people and its population […]

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Citi TV cancels free bus service for health workers

Citi TV has cancelled the planned free bus service for health workers in the Greater Accra Region, which was scheduled to commence on Monday, April 6, 2020. The management of the station decided to cancel the initiative after the operators of the Ayalolo Bus Service – the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) communicated to […]

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COVID-19: ‘Slip’ led to patient being discharged ahead of positive diagnosis – U/E Health Directorate

The Upper East Regional Health Directorate has disclosed that the patient who tested positive of COVID-19 at the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital was discharged on Thursday, April 3, 2020, upon a request by the husband before her diagnosis. Even though samples were sent to Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research for investigations, the patient left the hospital […]

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Naagyei FM CEO donates to Health Directorates in Bono East and Ashanti Regions

The CEO of Nick Broadcasting Limited, Nick Danso Abiam has presented several items that will help in the prevention of Coronavirus disease to Health Directorates in Bono East and Ashanti Regions. The CEO of Nick Broadcasting Limited, Nick Danso Abiam has presented several items that will help in the prevention of Coronavirus disease to Health […]

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