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COVID-19: Stay off beaches or be arrested – Police warn beachgoers

The Ghana Police Service has warned citizens to stay away from all beaches in the country or be arrested. The police gave the warning following reports that hundreds of revellers had a field day at some beaches in Accra on Easter Sunday despite the ban on public gatherings as well as the coronavirus induced partial […]

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Marie Kondo reveals how to spark joy even if you’re working from home

For most of us, the past few weeks have represented nothing short of an earthquake in our lives, not least in the way we work. From ministers dialling into Cabinet meetings by video link, and TV presenters hosting shows from their living rooms, to the rest of us trying to run a company from the […]

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COVID-19: Three suspected cases in Yendi test negative

All three suspected Coronavirus cases in Yendi in the Northern Region, for which samples were taken for testing have proven negative. There was great anxiety amongst residents following news of the suspected COVID-19 cases. The medical superintendent of the Yendi Municipal hospital, Dr. Ayuba Seidu Abdulai who confirmed the development to Citi News urged the […]

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Trump congratulates Vladimir Putin and Mohammad Bin Salman for reaching a deal to stop oil war

Donald Trump touted Sunday that a deal had been reached to stop the oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia – and he thanked Vladimir Putin and Mohammad Bin Salman for working toward the agreement. ‘The big Oil Deal with OPEC Plus is done,’ Trump posted to Twitter Easter Sunday. ‘This will save hundreds […]

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Well-wishes pour in for Papa Owusu Ankomah as he battles COVID-19

Several well-wishes are pouring in for Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Papa Owusu Ankomah. The diplomat was reportedly infected with COVID-19 last week. Although Ghanaian authorities are yet to comment on the situation, some diplomats have sent out well wishes to the High Commissioner. After it was reported that Papa Owusu […]

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Easter Sunday sunbathers ignore coronavirus lockdown measures

Parks and beaches are once again filling up with people flouting lockdown rules by sunbathing – as councils have been forced to shut cemeteries to stop Easter mourners gathering to lay flowers. Shocking pictures have shown sunbathers lounging on the grass around London including at Battersea Park.  Councils closed cemeteries ahead of Easter to stop […]

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COVID-19: Government begins mass production of PPE locally [Photos]

Some local companies have commenced the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Ghana to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, April 11, 2020, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, paid a working visit to some four Ghanaian garment manufacturing companies in Accra producing the PPE. Earlier this week, […]

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Andrea Bocelli streams stunning Music For Hope concert live from Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday

Andrea Bocelli streamed a stunning live concert at Duomo di Milano on Easter Sunday in a bid to send ‘love, healing and hope’ to Italy amid the COVID-19 crisis. The Italian opera singer, 61, was been granted exclusive access to the currently closed Milan cathedral by the Archpriest, Monsignor Gianantonio Borgonovo, and Mayor, Giuseppe Sala, for […]

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Ashaiman, Mandela markets closed down to curb spread of COVID-19

Two markets within the Ashaiman Municipality of the Greater Accra Region have been closed down. The Ashaiman Central market and the Mandela Markets will remain closed for the next two weeks as a means to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus which has infected 408 persons in the country. The Ashaiman Municipal Assembly (ASHMA), […]

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Bawumia commends UG scientists for research on COVID-19 virus

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commended the scientists at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research and the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens both at the University of Ghana for their research on COVID-19 in Ghana. The scientists through their research have been able to obtain information about the virus […]

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‘There was a lot of push back about shutting down.’ Fauci said Trump could have saved more US lives

Anthony Fauci suggested Sunday morning that more lives could have been saved if Donald Trump had initiated a coronavirus shut down earlier than mid-March. The government’s top immunologist said more could have been done that would have potentially slowed the spread and lessened the ramifications of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. ‘Obviously you could […]

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Hackers posing as London art dealer convince Dutch museum to pay them £2.4m

Hackers have stolen £2.4million paid by a museum for a John Constable painting after they posed as an art dealer. Cyber-criminals intercepted emails sent between Rijksmuseum Twenthe, in the Netherlands, and London art dealer Dickinson, arranging the sale of Constable’s 1824 ‘A View of Hampstead Heath: Child’s Hill, Harrow in the Distance’. They contacted the […]

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W/R: Zeal donates disinfectants, sensitizes Nyankrom against COVID-19

Nyankrom, a vulnerable community in the Shama District of the Western Region with little information about the COVID-19 pandemic has received Veronica buckets, disinfectants and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Zeal Environmental Technologies, an oil waste treatment firm. Zeal, which is situated close to the community also arranged for health personnel to sensitize the community […]

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Cancer nurse, 54, becomes latest medic to die from coronavirus

A 54-year-old nurse has become the latest victim of coronavirus on the frontlines amid arguments over the availability of personal protective equipment. Donna Campbell, who was known for singing and dancing with terminally ill cancer patients, tested positive for coronavirus after working in intensive care at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. It comes as three […]

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Boris Johnson is DISCHARGED from after a week fighting coronavirus  in hospital

Boris Johnson’s pregnant fiancée Carrie Symonds told of her agony as the Prime Minister battled coronavirus in intensive care. Ms Symonds said she will ‘never stop thanking’ the NHS after the Prime Minister was discharged from St Thomas’s Hospital in central London today. After he was admitted last Sunday, the PM spent three nail-biting nights in intensive care […]

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Kenya coronavirus: Siaya infected as tally hits 197, MP nabbed over curfew breach

Kenya’s confirmed cases is nearing 200 mark with six new cases bringing the tally as at April 12 to 197. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced. According to the statement, out of the six, five were patients in mandatory quarantine centres while one was picked by the ministry’s surveillance team. In the last 24 hours, […]

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Future proofing Ghana’s economy post COVID-19 [Article]

In years past, diseases engendered by microscopic organisms have taken their toll on this perpetually mutant human species. Like the event of 9/11 and its subsequent effect on policies and heightened security around the world, history is littered with many such adversities that have woken up the genius in mankind in no small measure, shaping […]

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Africa’s prominent coronavirus deaths: Somali regional minister succumbs

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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Mamils face backlash as they stretch bike rides to 200 miles

Cyclists are embarking on rides of up to 200 miles as they take part in long-distance challenges amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Around 30,000 British fitness fanatics have joined a month-long challenge organised by social-fitness app Strava, which tracks cycling and running exercises. The distance challenge, which takes place from April 1 to April 30, asks participants […]

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COVID-19 pandemic: A trigger for serious human right actions in Ghana [Article]

The declaration of COVID-19 as a global pandemic by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), sent shivers through the spine of many countries around the world. This follows the fast spread of the virus affecting people of all shades of social stratum−old, young, rich, poor and so on. As […]

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Sir Stirling Moss tragically dies aged 90 as his wife pays touching tribute

Sir Stirling Moss has died at the age of 90. The great motor-racing driver and one of the most lionised figures in the history of British sport, ‘closed his eyes’ in the early hours of Easter morning. Lady Moss was at his bedside as he died, having nursed him through a long illness, at their […]

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Nigeria coronavirus: Popular pastor backtracks on 5G; Lagos, Osun record crime

April 12: Pastor Chris backtracks on 5G Popular preacher Chris Oyakhilome, leader LoveWorld Inc. better known as Christ Embassy, taken back his recent claims that the introduction of 5G networks caused the coronavirus pandemic. Chris’ claims included that 5G — the fifth generation of wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks — was initiated to […]

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Police, military enforce social distancing at Okaishie market

A team of military and police officers on Saturday embarked on a decongestion exercise at the Okaishie market in Accra. The exercise was aimed at ensuring compliance with the social distancing directive as one of the measures towards fighting COVID-19. While retail shops were ordered to shut down, vendors of perishable and other food items […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ‘buy Mel Gibson’s £12million mansion’ in Malibu

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly bought Mel Gibson’s £12million ($15million) mansion in Malibu. The royal couple moved to California from Vancouver at the end of last month and were said to be interested in the five-bedroom home. In a now deleted Instagram post, estate agent Andrea Pilot last week posted ‘Big news Prince […]

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