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Harry and Meghan Markle ‘look like they’re in a rom-com’ now they’ve quit Royal life

Harry and Meghan ‘look like they’re in a rom-com’ since they moved to Los Angeles, according to one body language expert. Judi James has spoken to MailOnline about the Sussexes first public outings since stepping down as senior royals earlier this year and forging new lives for themselves in America. In the past week, the […]

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Virus triggers unrest across Africa: Riots break out in Johannesburg over food shortages

Unrest has spread across Africa, with riots over food shortages and an army being deployed to ‘restore order’ as the coronavirus crisis rocks the continent. Protests have erupted in Cape Town, the military have been mobilised in Lesotho and the chief of staff to the Nigerian government died of the lethal bug. Africa now has more than […]

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France reports 642 more coronavirus deaths as country’s toll hits 19,323 up from 18,681

France has reported 642 more deaths from coronavirus bringing the country’s total to 19,323, the fourth-highest tally in the world. The country’s health ministry said 364 of the deaths were in hospitals and a further 278 were in nursing homes. The number of people in intensive care units fell for the 10th consecutive day, dropping by […]

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Tamale: 134 suspects arrested over assault on Police officer

The Northern Regional Crime Investigation Department in a dawn raid today [Saturday] arrested some 134 suspects in Changli a suburb of Tamale for allegedly attacking a police officer in the line of duty. The police officer in the company of two other officers was said to have gone to the neighbourhood to effect an arrest […]

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Sean Penn, 59, gets tested for coronavirus after working on the frontlines

Sean Penn was glimpsed getting tested for coronavirus with a nasal swab in Los Angeles this week. The 59-year-old movie star was at the free Malibu testing site set up by his organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort). He kept his backpack on as he leaned back in an outdoor chair to be tested by […]

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COVID-19: Lifting lockdown now will cause more harm than good – Health Economist warns

Health Economist, Dr. Gordon Abeka-Nkrumah is cautioning against calls for the government not to extend the lockdown in parts of the country. Dr. Gordon Abeka-Nkrumah says Ghana is at its critical stage in the fight against the novel coronavirus and any move to remove the current restriction of movements will affect the progress made so […]

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Armchair traveller: Books, TV and radio to keep wanderlust alive during coronavirus self-isolation

Here we pick a selection of the best travel-related programmes, books and radio shows that will provide some isolation inspiration for the week ahead.  ON THE PAGE… Beautiful Balkans  Let Kassabova’s charming travelogue take you round the glistening shores of Lake Ohrid  Follow Kapka Kassabova’s ancestral quest in To The Lake  Brown bears and wolves […]

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Tarkwa-Nsuaem COVID-19 prevention effort boosted by Gold Fields

The Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipal Health Directorate’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has received a boost of Personal Protective Equipment and assorted disinfectants. The COVID-19 prevention readiness supplies include 70 handheld infra-red thermometers, 50 Veronica Buckets, 35 thousand hand gloves, 80 thousand surgical masks, 20 thousand pocket size and thousand 200 large bottles of hand sanitizers, 180 […]

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We didn’t authorize demolition at Old Fadama – Sanitation Ministry

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources has denied reports about its involvement in the demolition of structures at Old Fadama to pave way for the dredging of the Korle Lagoon ahead of the rainy season. The demolition has rendered squatters homeless amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. In a statement, the Ministry said:  “The demolition of […]

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Jonathan Antwi writes: The gap between frontline workers in COVID-19 fight

The Safety Professional’s Role in the planning process for a COVID-19 Pandemic fight as a country. The whole world, nation-state have been subjected to a battlefield against the invisible enemy called COVID-19. And every country is trying its possible best to match up boot-to-boot with this enemy. Some countries have defined their battlefield marshals to […]

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Councils will get an extra £1.6billion in funding amid coronavirus pandemic

Councils across England will be given an extra £1.6billion in funding to deal with the coronavirus after complaints from local authorities that services could suffer. The Local Government Association has said the situation during the pandemic could cause some councils to ‘take extreme cost-cutting and rationing measures soon’. The crisis has raised pressure on council services […]

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Smart Sarpong writes: COVID-19 food distribution: The reality versus the politics

Like World War I (Jul 28, 1914 to Nov 11, 1918) and World War II (Sept 1, 1939 to Sept 2, 1945), the year 2020 will go down in history as the year in which nations of the world went on their knees at the complete mercy of an almost invincible enemy called Coronavirus (COVID […]

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Ghana’s coronavirus cases hit 834, recoveries at 99, IMF loan okayed

April 18: Ghana shoots to sub-Saharan Africa’s third most impacted After a day without release of figures, i.e. April 17; government released latest figures relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. The case count stands at 834 which indicates an increase of 193 patients. The cases were recorded across the country according to officials. There […]

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Africa’s coronavirus cases pass 20,000 mark after deaths hit 1,000

April 18: Cases across Africa pass 200,000 mark Confirmed cases of coronavirus passed the 20,000 mark barely 24-hours after the deaths topped 1,000. This is according to tallies from the John Hopkins University tracker. The figures as of 13:30 GMT stood at 100,075 with 4,600+ recoveries and 1,026 deaths leaving a little over 13,350 active […]

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Britain’s coronavirus toll climbs as the country suffers mroe deaths

Britain’s coronavirus daily death toll today rose by 5 per cent to 888 – dashing hopes that the country’s fatality curve may be flattening after days of uncertainty.  The total death toll is now 15,464 but it is feared there are thousands more due to a delay in recording hospital fatalities and the failure to include those […]

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46-year-old COVID-19 patient who escaped from treatment centre in Upper West Region arrested

Simon Okafor Chukwudi, the Nigerian national who has tested positive but absconded from Wapaani where he was expected to be isolated in his home has been apprehended yesterday, 17th April, 2020 at Kpongu, also a suburb of Wa in the Upper West Region, after a vigorous manhunt. Seven [7] others, believed to have had contacts […]

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16 more people recover from COVID-19 in Ghana, total now 99

16 more people have recovered from the novel Coronavirus infection in Ghana. The total recoveries now stand at 99. Meanwhile, the total COVID-19 cases in the country have shot up from 641 to 834. “The Ghana Health Service is supervising the completion of a backlog of laboratory samples which have been picked for testing as […]

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Spain’s coronavirus deaths pass 20,000

Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock is pictured in London on April 3. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images Many UK doctors are still without the equipment they need to keep themselves safe as they treat coronavirus patients, a major survey of British doctors has found. This is despite repeated promises from the UK government that problems with supply […]

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Bizarre moment air bubbles float around inside 20 MILLION-year-old amber fossil 

This video shows the bizarre moment air bubbles move through an incredible 20-million-year-old amber fossil.  The fossil was discovered in the Dominican Republic and is thought to be 20-30 million years old, experts say.  It is extremely rare to see fossils with air bubbles inside them, a phenomenon known as enhydro.  This video shows the […]

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Coronavirus may have started spreading as early as September and it may not have originated in Wuhan

A British geneticist investigating the origins of the coronavirus says that the pathogen may have started spreading as early as mid-September and that Wuhan may not be where the pandemic started. Peter Forster of the University of Cambridge has led a team of researchers who are trying to trace the source of the virus by […]

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Efo Korku Mawutor writes: Fellow students, please rethink your hostility for online exams

Online exams, is it that bad? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Having read through the documents sent round about the Online Exams in GIJ, UPSA and UCC and despite being privy to a lot of arguments against it, I have come to the understanding that students stand to gain more than lose, for which […]

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Captain Tom Moore’s charity single goes straight to top of iTunes chart

Captain Tom Moore’s charity single has gone straight to the top of the UK iTunes chart as the hero’s fundraising total passes a staggering £22million. The 99-year-old war veteran collaborated with singer Michael Ball for a heartwarming version of You’ll Never Walk Alone.  Capt Tom is raising millions for NHS Charities Together amid the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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Coronavirus: Japan doctors warn of health system ‘break down’ as cases surge

Doctors in Japan have warned that the country’s medical system could collapse amid a wave of new coronavirus cases. Emergency rooms have been unable to treat some patients with serious health conditions due to the extra burden caused by the virus, officials say. One ambulance carrying a patient with coronavirus symptoms was turned away by […]

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Eritrean president likens coronavirus to ‘sudden war’ of historic dimension

April 18, 2020: Eritrea president likens COVID-19 to sudden war Eritrean president Isaias Afwerki has delivered his first public address on the coronavirus pandemic since the country recorded index case on March 21. In a message broadcast via public broadcasters, Eri-TV and Radio Dimtsi Hafash, he likened the COVID-19 pandemic to a sudden war that […]

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Captain threw pair of stowaways overboard into shark-infested Indian Ocean

A captain and his crew pleaded guilty to attempted murder after throwing two terrified stowaways into a shark infested ocean to avoid catching coronavirus from them. Skipper Cui Rongli watched as his crew built a makeshift raft roping together sealed plastic drums and plywood then stopped his ship to dump the petrified pair overboard in […]

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Scientists develop glove that taps into the semi-conscious mind to harness creativity of our dreams

A glove-like device which taps into a user’s semi-conscious mind to record the creativity of their dreams has been developed by scientists. The glove, named the Dormio, records users as they begin dreaming before falling fully asleep – a state known as hypnagogia. This stage takes place in the moment between sleep and wakefulness, and […]

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The most reliable new cars, according to the motorists who own them

When you buy a new car, you don’t expect it to go wrong – not for a few years, anyway. However, that’s not always the case. And while almost all repairs will be covered under warranty for these showroom-fresh breakdowns, there’s still the headache of having to take your pricey new motor back to the […]

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Viral racist treatment on Africans in China sparks Twitter outrage

April 17: New outrage as new Chinese racist video trends As China continues diplomatic efforts to quell a recent surge in protests by African governments and the African Union, AU, there is a new round of outrage on social media after a new visibly racist video was posted on Twitter on Friday. The 38-second video […]

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Malawi court halts govt coronavirus lockdown plans

April 18: Lockdown halted by court A High Court in Malawi has ordered government to restrain from implementing a lockdown aimed to help curb the spread of coronavirus in the southern African country. President Peter Mutharika imposed the 21-day measure earlier this week but the announcement was met by protests in parts of the country. […]

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