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Coronavirus: Macron questions China’s handling of outbreak

French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned China’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, saying things “happened that we don’t know about”. Mr. Macron told the Financial Times it was “naive” to suggest that China had dealt better with the crisis. It follows a row sparked by an article on the Chinese embassy’s website that said Western […]

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Declan Donnelly claps for carers in weekly salute to the NHS amid COVID-19 crisis

Declan Donnelly and wife Ali Astall joined Christine and Frank Lampard, Holly Willoughby, Tess Daly and Vernon Kay as a slew of stars took part in a nationwide applause in honour of the NHS, police and key workers during the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday night.   Presenter Dec, 44, and Ali, 42, were seen outside their home as they joined […]

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COVID-19: UMaT commends Citi TV, Zoomlion for free disinfection

The Vice-Chancellor of University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Prof. Jerry Samuel Yaw Kuma, has commended Citi TV and Zoomlion for collaborating to disinfect UMaT at no cost to the University at the height of fears of COVID-19 infections in the country. Professor Kuma gave the praise when Citi TV and Zoomlion’s free disinfection team […]

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Donald Trump tells governors it is up to THEM when they open their states up

President Donald Trump has further backed away from his claim of having ‘total’ authority on when to reopen the country, telling governors on a conference call the decision rests with them.  The president made the statement as the White House released a three-phase plan for when people can return to work school and a semblance […]

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Coronavirus UK: NHS Birmingham Nightingale hospital opens

The Duke of Cambridge has praised the ‘herculean effort’ of NHS staff and thanked them for their ‘selfless commitment’ as he officially opened Birmingham‘s Nightingale Hospital today.    Prince William, 37, said the temporary field hospital – built inside the NEC exhibition centre in just eight days – was also a ‘wonderful example’ of the ‘pulling together’ going on […]

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32 arrested for attempting to travel from Accra to Dambai

Thirty-two passengers who were travelling from Accra to Dambai in the Oti Region have been arrested for flouting restrictions imposed on parts of the country. The 32 have also been charged, according to the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge. Narrating circumstances under which the 32 were arrested, DSP Afia Tenge said: […]

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Protesters swarm Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming to demonstrate lockdown orders

Protesters have continued to gather across the United States, ignoring social distancing rules, to demonstrate against lockdown orders they call ‘tyrannical’ and ‘worse than the virus’.  Crowds of people – many decked out in MAGA hats and with Donald Trump posters –  have met up in Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming this week with […]

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GSA certifies ‘solar Wash’ device in record time to allow commercial production

The Ghana Standards Authority, GSA, has certified an innovation by a 32-year old Ghanaian, Richard Kwarteng, known as ‘Solar Wash’, which facilitates the washing of hands as one of the precautionary measures against the coronavirus. The certification, which took a record time of four days instead of the usual twenty-one working days, allows the commercialization […]

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GN Savings License Revocation case: BoG and A-G fail to file defence

The Bank of Ghana and the Attorney-General have failed to file a defence in the case brought against them by. Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, Chairman of Groupe Nduom. In the suit, which is still pending in the High Court in Accra, Dr. Nduom accused the Bank of Ghana (BoG) and the Minister of Finance of […]

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Ross Kemp hits the coronavirus front line as he goes behind the scenes at a ‘warzone’ NHS hospital

Ross Kemp will meet frontline NHS staff treating patients with coronavirus in a hospital that is ‘on a war footing’ in his new two-part documentary which begins tonight. The former EastEnders star, 55, will enter the ‘warzone’ intensive care unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital Trust for his two-part show Ross Kemp: On the NHS Frontline on […]

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COVID-19: Six infected persons in Tamale test negative, await second test

Six out of the nine COVID-19 patients receiving treatment in Tamale in the Northern Region have tested negative after a first test conducted on them. The Regional Health Directorate says it is waiting for the second test results before the patients can be declared cured. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), eighty-three infected persons […]

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David Beckham leads celebrity tributes to ‘truly inspiring’ WWII hero Captain Tom Moore, 99

David Beckham, Lewis Hamilton and Geri Horner led the celebrity tributes to WWII hero Captain Moore on Thursday, as the veteran completed his charity walk, raising more than £14million for the NHS. Captain Tom, 99, completed his target of 100 around his garden at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, on Thursday- a fornight before his […]

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COVID-19: Dannex Ayrton Starwin PLC donates to Kaneshie Polyclinic

Pharmaceutical company, Dannex Ayrton Starwin PLC has donated medical supplies worth one hundred thousand Ghana Cedis to the Kaneshie Polyclinic. The items included face masks, Veronica buckets, alcohol-based hand sanitizers and examination gloves. The Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of the company, Kwasi Yirenkyi who presented the items to the Polyclinic said the donation is to […]

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NHS fundraiser Tom Moore, 99, completes 100th lap of garden

Second World War hero Captain Tom Moore will be rewarded with an honour by the Prime Minister after he completed the final 10 lengths of his garden on a zimmer frame and raised a staggering £14million for the NHS. The 99-year-old has captured the imagination of the public during the coronavirus lockdown with his heroics […]

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Facebook will send messages to users engaging with fake news

Facebook is sending myth-busting messages to users who have interacted with harmful misinformation about coronavirus. The social network said messages will start appearing in news feeds of any users who had interacted with a post that had since been removed by the company. This includes people who have liked, reacted, commented or clicked on the […]

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Ghanaians to start enjoying COVID-19 electricity reliefs in May – Amewu

The Minister for Energy, John Peter Amewu has explained that in order to ensure that people who paid for electricity before the announcement of governments intervention to absorb the cost of the utility, implementation of the initiative will start in May instead of the April as announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo. In his sixth national […]

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Fuel prices to remain stable in first pricing window in April – IES predicts

Prices of fuel are to remain stable in the first pricing window of April, 2020, according to the Institute of Energy Security, IES. In a statement issued by the Institute, they attribute the stability in fuel prices to the fairly modest reduction in prices of Gasoline and Gasoil on the international market, as well as […]

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Crime by Traveller sites is up to DOUBLE the UK average as police say they fear being called racist

Crime near Traveller sites is around 50 per cent higher than the national average while police are frustrated at not being able to tackle it effectively. An investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches has found that the crime rate in some Traveller sites was substantially higher than the UK average.  Channel 4 claims that the average […]

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85% of Ghanaians to enjoy Akufo-Addo’s COVID-19 electricity relief – Amewu

Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu has disclosed that 85% of Ghanaians will enjoy President Nana Akufo-Addo’s directive to absorb electricity bills for a period of three months. The Minister disclosed this today, Thursday, April 14, 2020, at a press briefing organised by the Ministry of Information. President Akufo-Addo announced that the government will fully […]

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Quiz fans are left reeling as finale hints that ‘coughing Major’ Charles Ingram is innocent

The third final episode of Quiz aired on Wednesday night, and left viewers stunned with hints that ‘coughing Major’ Charles Ingram could be innocent. Charles and Diana Ingram were found guilty of deception and given suspended prison sentences, but the drama’s final scene sees them break the fourth wall with Chris Tarrant asking viewers to […]

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Government to spend GHS1bn on Coronavirus electricity reliefs

The government will spend a little over GHS 1 billion over the next three months on relief for electricity consumers amid the economic slowdown from the novel coronavirus pandemic. About 87 percent of the Ghanaian population on 4.8 million metres who have access to the national grid are in line to benefit from these reliefs, […]

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Headteacher says social distancing in schools is simply impossible

Britain’s ‘strictest headteacher’ has today issued a stark warning that social distancing is ‘simply impossible’ in schools.  Katharine Birbalsingh, the formidable head of the Michaela Community School in Brent, north London, said it was a ‘lie’ that safe distancing within educational settings was possible.   Ms Birbalsingh’s riposte came in response to the suggestion that children could […]

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Dental nurse Linnette Cruz, 51, dies of coronavirus

Tributes have been paid to a dental nurse who died after testing positive for Covid-19, with colleagues describing how she brought ‘love, light and joy’ to everyone she met. Linnette Cruz, 51, died on April 14 after being treated for coronavirus in the intensive care unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. Mrs Cruz was senior […]

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Government should’ve probed bribery claims against Asante Berko – IES Director

The Executive Director of the Institute of Energy Securities (IES), Paa Kwasi Anamua Sakyi has expressed his dissatisfaction with the resignation of the Managing Director of the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR), Asante Berko. Mr. Berko resigned on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 after he was dragged to court for allegedly making illegal payments to gain approval […]

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Coffee shops, restaurants and estate agents will be ‘first to reopen’

Matt Hancock today insisted the public cannot be trusted with an coronavirus ‘exit strategy’ as they might stop obeying lockdown rules. In a bad-tempered interview as the government prepares to extend draconian curbs for another three weeks, the Health Secretary said he recognised that ‘everybody wants to know what the future looks like’.   But he […]

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Coffee shops, restaurants and estate agents will be ‘first to reopen’

Matt Hancock today insisted the public cannot be trusted with an coronavirus ‘exit strategy’ as they might stop obeying lockdown rules. In a bad-tempered interview as the government prepares to extend draconian curbs for another three weeks, the Health Secretary said he recognised that ‘everybody wants to know what the future looks like’.   But he […]

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Philip Ashon writes: The Ghana COVID-19 ‘Symptom’ Tracker App – Flawed at launch

“Our approach in combating COVID19 is going to be driven by science and data. Data is the most powerful weapon in our fight against COVID 19. You cannot fight what you cannot see. The data will point us in the right direction.” The words of Ghana’s Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia at the launch for […]

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WWII hero, 99, raises over £11MILLION for NHS on JustGiving

World War II hero Captain Tom Moore has raised more than £12million for the ‘brave nurses and doctors’ of the NHS by marching around his garden on a zimmer frame.  The 99-year-old had initially set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 lengths of his 27-yard garden in Bedfordshire – but he has now smashed […]

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