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IMF approves debt relief for 25 countries to address COVID-19 pandemic challenges

The International Monetary Fund has (IMF) has approved an amount of US$500 million in grant-based debt service relief to 25 countries to help them deal with the negative impact of the COVID-19 on their various economies. The fund’s managing director, Ms. Kristalina Georgieva in a statement on Monday, April 13 said the grant falls under […]

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Report into anti-Semitism in the Labour party says some members were borderline neo-Nazis

Anti-Semitism was so rife within Labour that some members’ views were like those of neo-Nazis, a damning internal report found. Investigators said prejudice against Jews became common within the party. And they revealed former leader Jeremy Corbyn did little to help discipline offenders until two years ago. The report highlighted ‘a litany of mistakes and […]

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Health economist calls for more details on coronavirus cases with no travel history

A health economist, Nana Kofi Quakyi, is calling for more streamlined data on the section of Ghanaians infected with the novel coronavirus who have no travel history. As community transfer of the virus increases in Ghana, the Ghana Health Service is indicating that 66.6 percent of the infected persons in Ghana have no travel history. […]

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Coronavirus France: Emmanuel Macron extends lockdown to 11 May

French President Emmanuel Macron tonight apologised for his government ‘not being prepared enough’ for the coronavirus crisis as he extended lockdown until May 11.  The head of state said that restrictions that started on March 17 would be enforced as strictly as possible until the middle of next month, and that ‘joyous days were ahead’. […]

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Put politics aside, support the President’s fight against Coronavirus – Bawumia urges Ghanaians

Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has asked all Ghanaians to come together irrespective of their political affiliations, to help win the battle against the novel coronavirus. Ghana’s current case count is 566, with the death toll at eight. Four people have, however, fully recovered from the disease. Dr. Bawumia, after launching the GH COVID-19 Tracker […]

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Coronavirus 10 times deadlier than 2009 swine flu pandemic

Coronavirus is ten times deadlier than the 2009 swine flu pandemic and a vaccine will be needed to halt it, the World Health Organisation has said. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from Geneva the organisation was constantly learning about the bug sweeping the globe. The incredibly contagious infection has now killed […]

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Cuomo: ‘The worst is over if we continue to be smart’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday gathered the Democratic governors of five neighboring states to form a coronavirus ‘council’ to tackle how to reopen the country in a direct insult to President Trump who earlier tweeted that it was his decision and his alone.  Cuomo was joined on a televised conference call by the governors of […]

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None of our field staff has tested positive for COVID-19 in Eastern Region – NIA

The National Identification Authority (NIA) has denied claims of a field staff member testing positive for COVID-19 in the Eastern Region. According to the Authority, information circulating on social media which indicates that three NIA officials in the Eastern Region have tested positive for the disease is false. “NIA checks with JoyNews (Multimedia Group) indicate […]

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Andrea Bocelli’s poignant Music For Hope live concert is watched by almost 28million people

Opera singer Andrea Bocelli’s poignant Music For Hope live concert has so far been by 28,463,398 people following its streaming on Easter Sunday.   Bocelli’s concert aimed to send ‘love, healing and hope’ to Italy amid the coronavirus crisis. The 61-year-old left viewers around the world in tears as they watched him perform from the deserted Duomo di […]

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COVID-19 fight: Give us information on illegal migrants – GIS to border residents

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) is urging residents in communities along the country’s land borders to volunteer relevant information on persons who illegally enter the country. The GIS said Ghana will be able to combat the novel coronavirus disease with local people cooperating with them in that regard. “All borders remain closed to human traffic […]

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Coronavirus Italy: Deaths hit 20,465 but daily rate slows to 566

Italy’s death toll from the coronavirus has topped 20,000 but its number of critically ill patients dropped for the tenth successive day. The 566 new deaths reported by the civil protection service take the country’s fatalities total to 20,465 – officially second in the world behind the US. The drop in patients receiving intensive care […]

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Coronavirus Spain: ‘Non-essential’ workers resume their jobs

Spain is starting to return to work today as non-essential workers such as factory and construction personnel were allowed to resume their jobs after a two-week ban.    Police were handing out millions of masks at Spanish metro stations today as some people returned to work, although the wider coronavirus lockdown remains in force.  The people […]

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Foreign Ministry urges China to ‘speedily’ address concerns of discrimination against Africans

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has urged the Chinese government to “speedily and comprehensively” address reports of discrimination against Africans over novel coronavirus fears. In a statement, the Ministery said the Chinese government has met with African ambassadors on the matter. “At that meeting, it was announced that the government of the […]

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TWELVE pensioners die in single care home

Daily death tolls are ‘airbrushing out’ hundreds of elderly people who are dying from coronavirus at care homes, furious bosses have warned today. Care England, the industry body, says around 1,000 residents could already have died from covid-19 – with even more ‘unrecorded’ deaths ‘swept under the carpet’. Matthew Reed, chief executive of charity Marie Curie, […]

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Spike in COVID-19 cases in Ghana due to enhanced tracing, testing – Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has attributed the increase in confirmed cases of the novel Coronavirus in Ghana to enhanced tracing and testing efforts by the government. Mr. Nkrumah pointed out that other measures such as the mandatory quarantine systems have led to hidden COVID-19 cases in the country being detected. The Minister […]

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‘J.K Rowling slept here circa 1982’: Harry Potter author buys back Grade II listed home

J.K Rowling has purchased the Grade II listed cottage where she spent almost a decade of her childhood. The property has unique features and is even home to a cheeky note the Harry Potter author scrawled into the wall when she was 17-years-old that read: ‘Joanne Rowling slept here, circa 1982’. Rowling, 54, along with […]

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‘Postpone demolition exercise’ – Agbogbloshie residents beg AMA

Some residents of Agbogbloshie in Accra are pleading with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) to postpone a planned demolition exercise in the area. According to them, they received an evacuation notice from the AMA two days ago to make room for dredging works in the Korle Lagoon which will affect some of their structures. But […]

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Domino’s kitchen and delivery staff are pictured without gloves or masks

Domino’s Pizza staff have been pictured at city centre branches preparing food, raising fears about the safety of takeaways.  Kitchen staff and delivery drivers at the stores in Southampton, Hampshire, were seen working in close proximity to one another, without any face masks or gloves.  The fast food giant has remained open in the face […]

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French COVID-19 evacuation halted after gunshot incident in Congo Republic

Air France confirms that it had to postpone a flight from the Republic of Congo after the jet was damaged on Sunday by a bullet fired by a gendarme. The incident happened at the airport in Pointe Noire, the country’s second largest city, said Air France in a statement. An Airbus A330 was damaged and […]

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Lord Mervyn King gives stark warning over coronavirus business loans

Former Bank of England governor Lord Mervyn King has warned ‘something has gone wrong’ with the Government’s emergency bailout loans system. The 72-year-old admitted he is ‘worried’ about the workings of the scheme which has seen just 4,200 firms in Britain get the payment out of 300,000 applicants. The worrying figures have emerged despite the system already […]

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Drogba offers his Abidjan clinic as coronavirus screening center

Former Ivorian international Didier Drogba has availed his private hospital for use as a government coronavirus facility, according to reports. The news was also posted on a Facebook page called Fans de Didier Drogba. The hospital in question, located in the city of Abidjan, is named after Ivory Coast footballer Laurent Pokou, who died in […]

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In Liberia capital Monrovia, residents down play coronavirus lockdown

People in the Liberian capital, Monrovia are downplaying the country’s three-week State of Emergency declaration and lockdown imposed by the government to help fight COVID-19. While the government is keen to beat down the spread, misinformation is taking the better side of it according to reports from the West African country. A Reuters report said […]

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Volta Region: Six out of the nine COVID-19 patients entered Ghana illegally

Six of the nine novel coronavirus cases recorded in the Volta Region were from foreigners who illegally entered Ghana at least two weeks ago. The six were travellers from Nigeria “who had entered Ghana through unapproved routes along the Ghana-Togo border near Aflao,” the Volta Regional Coordinating Council said in a statement. “They were apprehended […]

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DRC buries Ebola victim, WHO starts new vaccinations

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday buried the patient who died of Ebola in Beni Friday. The death reset counter of the haemorrhagic fever epidemic as the country was set to declare its official end Monday. But for the victim’s parents, the patient was asymptomatic. Alphonsine Kahindo, the victim’s mother said they had all […]

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COVID-19: Moroccan NGO delivers food aid to single mothers

Solidarity in Morocco in the midst of the confinement to curb the novel coronavirus. INSAF NGO zips through the streets of Casablanca to help single mothers. Every day, volunteers from the National Institute for Solidarity with Women in Distress package food for women hard hit by the crisis caused by the coronavirus. For the past […]

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Gary Neville: ‘Ban clubs from buying anyone if they have furloughed staff or cut players’ wages’

Gary Neville has claimed any Premier League clubs who have furloughed staff or cut players’ wages must be subject of a transfer ban this summer. Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are controversially among the high profile sides who have taken up the furlough scheme from the government which helps struggling businesses pay 80 per cent of […]

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Morphology of Coronavirus response: Private basic school staff need help [Article]

Morphology deals with the structure and form of things. It is rooted in linguistics and biological studies. In both linguistics and biology, especially plant morphology relationships of forms, internal and external parts are common identifiers of how things do not work in isolation. Thus the response strategies to the Coronavirus pandemic should accommodate other interlinkages […]

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