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COVID-19: Government to absorb electricity bills for the poor, others to enjoy 50% slash

President Nana Akufo-Addo says that the government will fully cover the bills of low-income consumers of electricity in the country for April, May and June 2020. The remaining consumers who fall outside of this category will enjoy a 50 percent reduction in the cost of electricity for the same period. The President disclosed this in […]

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Government extends Coronavirus-induced partial lockdown by one week

Government has extended the lockdown imposed on some parts of the country by one more week. The extension which takes effect from Monday, April 13, 2020 will be subject to review. “The decision has been taken through the issuance of another executive instrument to extend the restriction of movements in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area […]

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Boris Johnson leaves intensive care unit after coronavirus battle

Boris Johnson was tonight taken out of intensive care in a sign he is winning his coronavirus battle. The Prime Minister, who has been in hospital since Sunday, has spent three nights in a high-dependency unit at St Thomas’ Hospital in central London after his condition deteriorated.  The announcement came just hours after Foreign Secretary Dominic […]

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Coronavirus UK: Cabinet minister Robert Jenrick defies lockdown

A cabinet minister has broken the lockdown rules twice, it emerged last night. Robert Jenrick, a key player in the Government’s response to coronavirus, travelled 150 miles from London to his £1.1million second home in Herefordshire, where he is now living with his family. He was also seen visiting his parents in Shropshire at the weekend, […]

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Britain takes to the streets to clap for the carers in latest weekly salute to the NHS

Millions of Brits all over the country took to their doorsteps to clap for NHS staff and key workers this evening, for the third Thursday in a row amid the coronavirus outbreak.   People all over the country showed their appreciation for key workers continuing to work during the outbreak and lockdown.  For the past two […]

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Ban on public gatherings affecting our blood bank – Tamale Teaching Hospital

The Acting Public Relations Officer, at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Misbao Mohammed has bemoaned the adverse impact of the ban on public gatherings on the hospital’s blood mobilisation exercises. Management of the facility says the blood bank relies on a family replacement to stock the bank as they are unable to organise mass exercises for […]

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Boris Johnson is out of intensive care

Shutterstock The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued an interim set of guidelines for emergency workers responding to cardiac arrest victims amid the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines, “Interim Guidance for Basic and Advanced Life Support in Adults, Children and Neonates with Suspected or Confirmed Covid-19,” were published Thursday in the AHA journal Circulation. “The goal […]

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13 contacts traced to Central Region COVID-19 patient – Health Directorate

13 Contacts have so far been traced to the first COVID-19 patient confirmed in the Central Region. This is according to the Regional Director of Health, Dr. Akosua Owusu Sarpong. She said the 13 contacts are being observed in isolation as the patient receives treatment. The Ghana Health Service announced the confirmation of a case […]

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Boris Johnson LEAVES intensive care  

Boris Johnson was tonight taken out of intensive care in a sign he is winning his coronavirus battle. The Prime Minister, who has been in hospital since Sunday, has spent three nights in a high-dependency unit at St Thomas’s Hospital in central London after his condition deteriorated.  The announcement came just hours after Foreign Secretary Dominic […]

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Prisoners in hazmat suits continue to dig mass graves on NYC’s Hart Island

Prisoners wearing hazmat suits and other protective gear have been spotted burying caskets in a mass grave on New York’s Hart Island amid speculation coronavirus victims are now being buried there.   About a dozen prisoners were seen digging and burying the caskets on Thursday as at least one refrigerated truck was brought onto the island.  […]

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Upper West Region records four more meningitis deaths

Four more persons have died after contracting Cerebrospinal Meningitis in the Upper West Region. The number is an increase over the 33 deaths that were announced last Sunday by the Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Osei Kuffuor Affreh. The total number of persons infected with the endemic has also increased from 214 […]

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Melania masks up: First lady puts on the protection her husband refuses to wear

First Lady Melania Trump held up a face mask in a new video encouraging people to wear protective gear – and the former model then tweeted out an image of herself wearing one. The first lady tweeted out the health guidance Thursday after national health officials revised their recommendations – a day after putting out another […]

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Ralph Baxter retired civil servant attacked and killed in dog walker confrontation in Roade

A retired civil servant collapsed and died after he got into a confrontation with another dog walker while out walking his pet Shih Tzu. Ralph Baxter was walking his beloved pet near his home in Roade, Northamptonshire on Wednesday afternoon when it was attacked by a larger husky, neighbours claim. As the 72-year-old tried to […]

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UK announces more coronavirus deaths

England, Scotland and Wales have recorded 887 more coronavirus deaths today, taking Britain’s total to 7,984 as its coronavirus crisis rumbles on. The grim tally is considerably smaller than the devastating 938 announced yesterday but still represents the second biggest surge since the epidemic began almost six weeks ago. NHS England announced 765 more fatalities […]

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Rushian Hepburn-Murphy hilariously smashes his OWN window while playing with a football

Rushian Hepburn-Murphy’s attempt to pass the time while in isolation has gone disastrously wrong after the Aston Villa forward smashed his own window while playing football out in the garden. It’s every child’s worst nightmare – you’re playing out in the back yard, enjoying a kick-about before you over-do it and hear that heart-sinking sound […]

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New US unemployment claims reach record 6.6 million in a week

At least 10 percent of American workers have lost their jobs in the past three weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic after a record 6.6 million new claims for unemployment benefits were filed last week.      Weekly new claims topped 6 million for the second straight time last week as tough measures to control the coronavirus […]

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COVID-19: Kumasi market reopens as traders run shift system

Trading activities have resumed at the Kumasi Central Market after the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly closed it on Monday over the disregard for the social distancing protocol by traders which was put in place to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. As part of arrangements made before reopening the market, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly […]

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Chinese experts arrive to help Nigeria in coronavirus fight, opposition kicks

A team of Chinese medical professionals on Wednesday arrived at Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Nigeria flying in medical equipment worth about 1.5 million US dollars. The Chinese ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, whiles welcoming the 15-man team said it is time to “reciprocate the friendship and kindness” offered by Nigeria. The value of the […]

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Two people are arrested after incident where men licked their hands and smeared them on produce 

Police have arrested two people after they were seen licking their hands in a supermarket before wiping them over meat, fresh produce and fridge handles. CCTV footage released by Lancashire Police showed two people entering the Sainsbury’s store in Morecambe on Saturday at around 1.45pm. They then shocked customers and staff after they made a […]

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One year after the ouster of Sudan’s Omar Al-Bashir [Morning Call]

It is now one year after the ouster of Sudan’s long time leader Omar Al Bashir. It was on April 11, 2019, four months after bloody mass protests sparked by a hike in bread prices – morphed into wider demands for freedom- that Sudan’s military authorities announced they had finally removed Bashir from power. He […]

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Cease indiscriminate watering of lawns, cars with treated water – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has issued some directives Ghanaians must follow to prevent wastage of water since no one will be paying for water bills for three months. The President, in his fifth national address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, said the government will take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians […]

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‘Undefined frontline healthworker could spell doom for COVID-19 fight’- GHOSPA

The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) is outraged over the uncertainties surrounding frontline health workers who are to benefit from the COVID-19 stimulus packages in the health sector. GHOSPA says although it acknowledges the great effort by President Nana Akufo-Addo, in showing good leadership to “inspire the nation in this difficult moment”, it is […]

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Kenya coronavirus: MPs infection report contradicted, DP Ruto speaks

April 9: MPs infection report disputed, Ruto urges obedience of COVID-19 rules The government today responded to claims that some 17 lawmakers had tested positive for COVID-19. The Chief Administrator of the Health Ministry, Mercy Mwangangi, had earlier on Wednesday dismissed the report carried by some top newspapers. “It is important to ensure that labs […]

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Sadiq Khan is blasted for ‘wasting time’ by not giving bus drivers PPE

Sadiq Khan was criticised again today for refusing to give London bus drivers protective masks despite nine dying from coronavirus, as he launched a two-week trial to test if passengers could use the middle door.  The approach is meant to reduce contact between drivers and their passengers, but critics – including the families of Transport […]

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