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Trump doubles down on claim governors are ‘chomping at the bit’ to reopen the economy BEFORE May 1

President Trump said Wednesday that the U.S. has ‘passed the peak’ of coronavirus cases and claimed that the country’s governors are eager to relax social distancing measures and open back up the American economy.   ‘You already know we’ll be opening up some states, some states much sooner than others and we think that some states […]

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Don’t lace COVID-19 fight with wicked propaganda – Gender Ministry to Zanetor Rawlings

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has debunked claims by Member of Parliament for Klottey Korley, Zanetor Rawlings that food and other relief items are being distributed based on partisan lines to Kayayei. The Klottey Korley legislator in a post on social media accused the Ministry of being biased in the distribution of […]

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JANE FRYER meets Tom Moore, the war veteran who has raised £9million (and counting!) for the NHS

Some people climb Mount Everest to raise money for charity. Others run a ­marathon, jump out of a plane, swim the Channel, or do all four. They train for months, make a huge song and dance about it, buy heaps of expensive kit and stretchy Lycra clothing and, invariably, test the patience of their nearest […]

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Plastic straws, stirrers and cotton bud ban delayed six months

A ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds in England has been pushed back six months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The throwaway items were due to be banned from April to help fight pollution and protect the environment, after a consultation revealed ‘overwhelming’ public support for the move.  The ban has exemptions allowing […]

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Solomon Nortey writes: COVID-19: Where are the prophets and the healers?

The extent to which the COVID-19 has taken the world hostage is distinctively historic. Without regard to age, race, gender, nationality, religious affiliation, political or financial status, it has indiscriminately invaded human lives at all levels. What we know as the regular way of life has been drastically and dramatically altered globally in the wake […]

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Coronavirus France: Court limits Amazon to essential deliveries

A French court has ordered Amazon to restrict all its deliveries in the country to essential goods during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ruling gives Amazon 24 hours to comply with the new restrictions, which would limit the online retailer to delivering food items, hygiene products, and medical supplies. According to the Paris court, Amazon has […]

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PICTURED: Heavily pregnant NHS nurse, 28, who died with coronavirus after daughter born by C-section

A heavily pregnant nurse who died with coronavirus after her daughter was born by C-section has been named.  Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong, 28, died on Sunday after undergoing an emergency caesarean to deliver and save her baby daughter. The little girl is understood to be alive but it is not yet clear if she has tested […]

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TOR MD, Asante Berko resigns after bribery allegations in US

The Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Asante Berko has resigned. His resignation comes after he was dragged to court in the United States for allegedly making illegal payments to gain approval for a client’s power plant project from 2015 through to 2016 in Ghana. A press statement issued by the Director of […]

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First National Bank offers 6 months loan repayment deferment to customers

First National Bank is giving all its existing customers an opportunity to apply for repayment holidays, where a temporary moratorium will be placed on loan repayments for up to six months. According to the bank, the offer, which is part of its #RealHelp package is to bring relief to customers impacted by novel Coronavirus pandemic. […]

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Coronavirus UK: Death toll jumps by 761 to almost 13,000

Britain’s coronavirus crisis may have already peaked, England’s chief medical officer today claimed as the daily death toll today stayed below 800 for the fourth day in a row. Officials announced just 761 more COVID-19 victims in hospitals across the home nations, including a 20-year-old with no known underlying condition, taking the overall number of fatalities […]

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TOR MD Asante Berko resigns over ‘$2.5m bribe’

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has, on Wednesday, 15th April 2020, received the resignation from office of Mr. Asante Berko as Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). A statement by Communications Director at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, said this was after he submitted his resignation letter, dated 15th April 2020, to the President. […]

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Shops like Currys, H&M and Topshop have stacks of stock to flog so now is the time to bag a bargain

No one knows what Britain’s High Street will end up looking like once the coronavirus pandemic subsides. Oasis and Warehouse have fallen into the hands of administrators with 2,300 jobs on the line, while the likes of Debenhams and Cath Kidson remain on the brink. Many of Britain’s retailers, and particularly those with bricks-and-mortar based […]

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Deloitte appoints Daniel Kwadwo Owusu as new Country Managing Partner

Deloitte Ghana has appointed Daniel Kwadwo Owusu as its new Country Managing Partner. A press statement issued by the firm, stated that, Daniel Kwadwo Owusu’s leadership of one of Ghana’s leading provider of audit and assurance, tax and regulatory, consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory services, will commence, ‘effective 1st June, 2020.’ He takes over […]

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Bill Gates says Donald Trump is ‘dangerous’ for cutting $500million in funding to the WHO

Bill Gates slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold $500million in funding to the World Health Organization, saying it’s ‘as dangerous as it sounds’. The tech magnate, worth $104billion, tweeted Wednesday saying the US’ involvement with the WHO is more necessary than ever. ‘Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis […]

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BOST donates items to support fight against COVID-19

The Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited, BOST has donated assorted items to help with the fight to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Presenting the assorted items to the Office of the First Lady at Ridge in Accra, Mr. Moses Mensah Assem, the Deputy Managing Director of BOST said, […]

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Did Obour’s father really die of coronavirus? – Family asks Ridge Hospital

The family of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, the deceased father of Ghanaian musician, Bice ‘Obour’ Osei Kuffour, has raised concerns after reports came out that health workers who took care of their late father tested negative of COVID-19. A statement signed by the family pointed out their misgivings about the press statement released by the […]

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Ghanaians still smuggling persons infected with COVID-19 into Ghana – Oppong Nkrumah

Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has disclosed that despite the closure of the country’s borders, some Ghanaians continue to smuggle into the country, persons infected with the Coronavirus disease. “Our focus is limiting and containing the spread [of COVID-19] because we can’t say our real target is zero and we will have some occurrences so […]

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UK’s coronavirus death toll jumps by 761 to almost 13,000

Britain’s coronavirus daily death toll today stayed below 800 for the fourth day in a row, sparking hopes that the UK’s draconian lockdown is working. Health officials announced just 761 more COVID-19 victims across the home nations, taking the overall number of fatalities close to the 13,000-mark. It is slightly down from the 778 recorded yesterday.  […]

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COVID-19: I’m not guilty – Nigerian arrested for taking blood samples

The 34-year-old Nigerian national who has been remanded for allegedly defying the government’s restriction order by going round to take blood samples of pregnant women and other residents of Gbese, a suburb of James Town without legal authority has pleaded not guilty. Chukwuka James has been charged with the offence of “failure to comply with […]

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We won’t take ‘flimsy excuses’ from people loitering amidst lockdown – Police

Police in Accra have intensified checks on roads and vantage points to ensure the limited movement of persons amidst the partial lockdown imposed on Accra and Kumasi to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country. This comes on the back of persons flouting the ban on public gatherings and the restriction of […]

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Families with loved ones in care homes WILL be allowed to visit dying loved ones in major U-turn

Care homes have been ordered to allow grieving relatives a last chance to say goodbye to loved-ones before they die from coronavirus amid shocking reports of elderly victims dying alone. Matt Hancock will reportedly outline new measures to allow compassionate visits to care homes and outlaw the blanket use of ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) plans.  […]

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Kenya coronavirus cases hit 225, Sonko’s ‘alcohol for the poor’ plans

April 15: Sonko’s alcoholic leak, cases rise to 225 Kenya stats: As of April 15, COVID-19 cases rise to 225 as 9 more Kenyans test positive; five cases reported in Nairobi and 4 in Mombasa, Health Minister Muhati Kagwe confirms in daily briefing. Twelve more people have been discharged raising the number of recoveries to […]

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Nigeriens with COVID-19 attempted to ‘escape’ from hospital – Medical Director

It has emerged that the two COVID-19 positive Nigeriens who refused to undergo care at the Ga East Municipal Hospital on Monday, attempted to leave the facility without authorization. The two also threatened staff with a sharp object, stressing that they will not stay at the facility. According to the medical superintendent of the hospital, […]

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Coronavirus impacted events: Tanzania cancels 2020 Union Day celebration

National celebrations are elaborately planned events that all countries the world over have for one reason or the other. A key fixture on national calendars across Africa are independence day celebrations. Enter coronavirus, the global disruptor that has affected everyday actions from education to work, from sports to social gatherings, from travelling to even moving […]

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Incredible photo captures the moment the planets Mars, Saturn and Jupiter align above the Moon

An incredible photograph has captured the moment the planets Mars, Saturn and Jupiter aligned above a waning Pink Moon just before dawn this morning. The juxtaposition — the closest the three planets will appear to be until 2022 — was captured over the village of Cobham, in the borough of Gravesham, Kent, England.  While really millions […]

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Commodity Monitor, DDP Outdoor support COVID-19 fight with awareness billboards

As part of measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana, Commodity Monitor Limited and DDP Outdoor Limited have joined forces to raise awareness on the virus with free billboard advertisements across the country. The goal is to increase publicity on the best protocols on hygiene that will assist in curbing the spread of the […]

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Mother-of-five transforms her family garden for her daughter’s birthday in lockdown

A mother created a McDonald’s drive thru and outdoor cinema in her back garden as a treat for her daughter who celebrated her 17th birthday in lockdown.  Amy Lovell, 37, who lives in Weston-Super-Mare with her husband Chris, 39, and their five children, Taylor, 17, Finely, 12, Bean, eight, Molly, seven, and Isla, seven, transformed […]

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Account in Nigeria linked to European COVID-19 mask fraud – INTERPOL

INTERPOL on Tuesday unmasked an international COVID-19 fraud racket straddling three European countries – Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. Nigeria was mentioned, as home to an account that was to receive a fraudulent onward transfer sum. The elaborate plan that targeted German health authorities had to do with securing of face masks in the wake […]

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It’s time to try traditional medicine in COVID-19 fight – Mahama

Former President and flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has called for the use of traditional medicine in the fight against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana. “It is time to explore the role of alternative medicine and traditional remedies in the fight against the Coronavirus. Some traditional medicines are […]

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