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NHS doctors warn their hospitals are running out of three vital drugs that help the sickest patients

NHS doctors have warned their hospitals are running out of three vital drugs that help coronavirus patients fighting for their lives on ventilators. Medical staff said their supplies of the sedative propofol as well as the painkiller fentanyl and circulation-boosting noradrenaline are getting low. The shocking revelations come as the death toll in Britain rocketed by […]

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Paul Hollywood moves second barmaid into his £1 million Grade II listed Kent farmhouse

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has moved a second barmaid into his £1 million home – eight months after splitting from the first. The 54-year-old is isolating with pub landlady Melissa Spalding at his Kent farmhouse. Friends say she immediately accepted his invitation to relocate from the nearby Chequers pub in the village […]

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Coronavirus: Amazon builds its own testing lab for staff

Retail giant Amazon says it will build its own coronavirus testing lab to monitor the health of its staff. Cases of COVID-19 have been reported at more than 50 Amazon facilities across the US. Some have involved multiple infected workers. The company said it had assembled a team to build its own “incremental testing capacity”. […]

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Esi Akyere Mensah writes: Rethinking and reinventing travel and tourism post COVID-19

For many years, the hospitality, travel, tourism and events industry (HTTTE) made the world go round. Aeroplanes dominated the air and airports were bustling cities until they became the vehicle of transfer of the n-COVID- 19 viruses, then they became ground zero. Borders have had to be closed to all categories of travellers,  social events […]

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HARRY COLE shares the dramatic inside story of Boris Johnson’s coronavirus battle 

Medics were expecting Boris Johnson to be rushed to hospital three days before he was finally admitted – and only realised that he wasn’t coming when they saw him clapping for the NHS that evening on their television screens.  The doctors at St Thomas’ Hospital in London were wearing full protective clothing on Thursday April […]

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Queen stresses the importance of maintaining the coronavirus lockdown in her first Easter address

The Queen has stressed the importance of maintaining the coronavirus lockdown during the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, saying ‘by keeping apart we keep others safe’. Her Majesty has delivered her first Easter audio address, which had the resolute message: ‘We know that coronavirus will not overcome us.’ The 93-year-old monarch’s pre-recorded speech offered support to […]

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Bright Simons writes: Ghana’s COVID-19 fight – “Data alignment” is the magic word

The Government of Ghana says its three-prong strategy for comprehensively responding to the COVID-19 crisis is: Testing, Tracing and Treatment. Of those three dimensions, many observers feel that the first two are the most critical in the current phase of the crisis as they are more visible and more closely linked with the prevention, which […]

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Samuel Sompa Okyere writes: Post COVID-19; Resurrection and the continent free to trade

The Akans in Ghana have a sacred story about sacrifice, a story which made it possible for the Asante Kingdom to be formed. This tale of sacrifice was inspired by a dream of unity Nana Obiri Yeboah had. A dream that all the Akan states will be one, advancing their common interest in harmony, but […]

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Sweden records 17 deaths from coronavirus – its lowest daily rise in a fortnight

Sweden has seen its lowest increase in the coronavirus death toll for almost a fortnight, with only 17 fatalities reported on Friday. The number of new cases also fell again to 466, following a two-day peak of 700+ cases per day. The low figures come despite the country not enforcing a lockdown, piling pressure on the […]

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What you need to know about Parkinson’s Disease [Article]

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month and an ideal time to learn more about Parkinson’s disease. So what is Parkinson’s Disease? It is a progressive disorder of the nervous system. Parkinson’s disease occurs when the brain stops producing dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates movement and emotions. The main signs are tremor, stiffness of the body, […]

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Beautiful lady leaks her conversations with DBlack, Pappy Kojo, Kelvynboy, Strongman, etc. – Most of them wanted to ‘Chop’ her

A Ghanaian beautiful YouTuber recognized as Ama Governor did the most by leaking her private conversation with some Ghanaian male and female stars. The leaked chat shows how cheap some of our stars could be although, they were tricked. Ama Governor tricked the likes of DBlack, Pappy Kojo, Kelvynboy, Strongman, Ahuofe Patricia etc. as if […]

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Home Secretary Priti Patel reveals more paedophiles are stalking children online

Priti Patel has said crime has fallen by 21 per cent during the lockdown, but warned that criminals are adapting to exploit the coronavirus crisis by defrauding the public and grooming children online. The Home Secretary’s first No10 coronavirus press briefing comes as the Government slapped down zealous police chiefs this week who threatened to […]

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No price drop expected yet for cocoa farmers due to COVID-19 – COCOBOD

The Ghana COCOBOD has downplayed suggestions that the producer price of cocoa may fall due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. COCOBOD in 2019 increased the producer price of the beans from GH¢7,640 to GH¢8,240 per tonne. With the global fight against COVID-19, most international trading commodities have seen plummeting prices with cocoa also being […]

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Government must release vaccines for CSM – Upper West residents to government

Some residents of the Upper West region are calling on the government to release vaccines for Cerebrospinal Meningitis following a surge in the number of confirmed cases and related deaths in the region. The residents believe that will be the surest way to halt the increasing spate of the endemic and its related deaths in […]

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COVID-19 won’t affect preparations for syndicated loan – COCOBOD assures

The Ghana COCOBOD says it is still going ahead with processes towards the signing of this year’s syndicated loan scheduled for August. According to the regulator of Ghana’s cocoa sub-sector, it is engaging all relevant stakeholders such as banks and traders through audiovisual conference calls to keep the process on track. COCOBOD normally starts the […]

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Ex-Home secretary David Blunkett blasts ‘Sermon on the Mount’ daily briefings

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett has blasted the daily coronavirus briefings, saying they have become like a ‘Sermon on the Mount’. The Labour life peer made the comments in an interview on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4, during a discussion on the reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.  When asked about the police and […]

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Pictured: Police intercept private jet full of billionaires trying to get to south of France villa

This is the sight that greeted a group of billionaires after they attempted to land in the south of France and travel to their £50,000 a night luxury villa during the coronavirus lockdown.  The party of ten, three businessmen, three young women and various staff, were planning to fly by helicopter to a stunning £60m villa […]

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Wuthering Heights star Hilary Heath dies aged 74 after battle with coronavirus

Hilary Heath has sadly died aged 74 after battling coronavirus.  The Wuthering Heights actress passed away last week after contracting COVID-19, her godson Alex Williams confirmed.  Alex wrote a touching tribute on Facebook: ‘We lost my wonderful Godmother Hilary Heath to Covid-19 last week. Huge loss: Hilary Heath has sadly died aged 74 after battling […]

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WHO warns about dangers of premature lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned countries on Friday to be cautious about lifting restrictions introduced to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and voiced alarm it was taking hold in Africa. The United Nations agency would like to see an easing, but at the same time “lifting restrictions could lead to a deadly […]

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Child, 11, dies with coronavirus as UK death toll rises 917 to 9,875 – 63 lower than day before

An 11-year-old is among a further 917 patients who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total fatalities to 9,875.   It is a drop from yesterday’s 980 deaths, which remains the highest recorded in a single day so far and even surpassed Italy and Spain’s worst days.  But it does […]

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Police threaten man with pepper spray and arrest him for running errands for his mother

Manchester police were forced to apologise today after a shocking video revealed an officer threatening a man with pepper spray and arresting him for running errands for his vulnerable mother during lockdown.   Footage shows an officer putting handcuffs on the man for ‘breaking covid rules’ before screaming ‘you’ll be next’ to a bystander in Fallowfield, Manchester. […]

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Ethiopia coronavirus cases reach 69; medics join Jack Ma’s virtual seminar

April 11: Cases hit 69, medics join virtual training, Abiy donates As of April 11, cases in Ethiopia had reached 69 according to Health Minister Lia Tadesse’s updates. The number of new cases were four, three of whom had travel history. 54 patients remain in treatment whiles recoveries have reached 10. three deaths and two […]

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COVID-19: Citi TV, Zoomlion fumigate UG and UPSA campuses [Photos]

Ghana’s fastest-growing television network, Citi TV in partnership with Zoomlion embarked on a fumigation exercise at the University of Ghana (UG) and University of Professional Studies (UPSA)  in Accra today [Saturday, April 11, 2020]. The exercise is a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that seeks to keep the campuses safe and clean for use when academic […]

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Coronavirus: AU demands China action on abuse of Africans, Nigeria chides Beijing

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All except three African countries have recorded cases as governments roll out measures to […]

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Boy, 11, with no underlying health issues is among latest 870

An 11-year-old boy with no underlying health issues is among a further 917 patients who have died in the UK after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total fatalities to 9,875.   Patients were aged between 11 and 102 years old and 33 of the 823 patients in England – aged between 29 and 94 years […]

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Africa’s prominent coronavirus deaths: Renowned Ghanaian physician joints list

The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa is heading towards 500 as of April 7, 2020. The casualties cut across age groups. From the death of a 6 year-old in Kenya, older patients in most instances and persons in the youth bracket. Whiles each death is reported with a sombre mood and with […]

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Why Chad quit all external military operations

Chadian soldiers deployed outside the country are packing their bags. President Idriss Déby on Friday announced the end of the presence of Chadian soldiers around Lake Chad. They were not only fighting against the jihadists, but also in the Sahel, where they supported the Barkhane force. The announcement comes after N’djamena said it had killed […]

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Throwback: Bush, Obama pandemic warning, Gadaffi’s vaccine caution

The outbreak of the new coronavirus , COVID-19, at its current pace of movement and impact exposes the fact that the world was not ready for a pandemic. Almost the same measures are being applied across the world – be it in the developed, developing or underdeveloped nations. A typical example is the widely propagated […]

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Dozens of shoppers queue across Clapham Common for the butcher

Police on horseback cracked down on sunbathers in parks who continue to disregard Government pleas for Britons to stay indoors this Easter weekend.  Coronavirus claimed 980 lives yesterday bringing the UK’s spiralling victim count to 8,958. The stark figure marks the worst day on record for hospitals in any country in Europe, including in Italy. But […]

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Jean-Jacques Muyembe: DRC’s star virologist leading Ebola, coronavirus fight

Few generals would choose to fight a war on two fronts, against a foe that is nearly invisible and at times seems to have the terrifying ability to surface anywhere. Yet this is exactly the mission that Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe has taken upon himself, and at the age of 78. One of the world’s most […]

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