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Sobering pictures show large stack of empty coffins at temporary morgue

Dozens of coffins stored inside a temporary mosque morgue have given a rare insight into the scale of the coronavirus crisis which has now claimed the lives of 16,060 people across the UK. The images, which show the coffins placed on top of each other inside the mortuary built on the car park of Central […]

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Nana Addo lifts partial lockdown on Accra, Kumasi [Full address]

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO,ON UPDATES TO GHANA’S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ON SUNDAY, 19TH APRIL, 2020. Today, Sunday, 19th April, 2020, is exactly three (3) weeks since I came to you and announced the imposition of restrictions to movement in the Greater Accra Metropolitan […]

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First two NHS Nightingale patients discharged

NHS staff erupted into applause as the first two successfully treated Covid-19 patients were discharged from the NHS Nightingale hospital in London today. Healthcare workers broke into tears of joy as the two men were wheeled out of the  field hospital at the ExCeL, east London, on Sunday afternoon. The patients are the first people to be successfully […]

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COVID-19: Drones to transport samples for testing – Akufo-Addo

The government is deploying drones for transportation of samples taken from persons suspected to be infected with Coronavirus, to the various centres for testing. This was disclosed by President Nana Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 19, 2020 when he addressed the nation on measures adopted in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana. “Government has also introduced […]

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Lockdown of Accra, Kumasi lifted; ban on gatherings still in force

President Nana Akufo-Addo has lifted the partial lockdown on some parts of the country which was necessitated by the spread of the novel coronavirus. This makes Ghana one of the first countries worldwide to ease restrictions on movement during the pandemic. Addressing the nation in a televised broadcast, the President said the lockdown will be […]

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COVID-19: Akufo-Addo extends border closure by two weeks

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the closure of Ghana’s borders for two more weeks. The President announced this during his seventh address to the nation on Sunday, April 19, 2020. He said the extension of the border closure order is to ensure that there is no risk of importation of COVID-19 into. “As […]

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Radiographer and nursing assistant are the latest NHS workers to die from coronavirus

An NHS worker who was a ‘great role model to all’ and a ‘much loved’ nursing assistant have become the latest health care workers to die after contracting Covid-19.   Radiographer Simon Guest, who worked on the frontline at Furness General Hospital in Barrow, Cumbria, died on Wednesday after testing positive for coronavirus. Described by his wife […]

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Ireland may keep pubs, bars and sports venues closed until there is a coronavirus vaccine

Ireland’s pubs, bars and sports venues may have to keep their shutters down until a coronavirus vaccine is developed. The country’s health minister, Simon Harris, has cautioned that while they aim to get pupils back to school as quickly as possible places where people ‘can’t safely social distance’ will likely have to stay closed for […]

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NHS staff give guard of honour to one of their own as radiographer, 42, walks out of hospital

A radiographer was given a guard of honour as he walked out of hospital today – after recovering from whole-body paralysis caused by coronavirus. Paul Skegg, 42, smiled and clapped as he left Darent Valley Hospital in Dartford, Kent, as a newly engaged man following a dramatic recovery described as ‘just short of a miracle’. […]

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Sweden could have ‘herd immunity’ by next month, claims its infectious diseases chief

Parts of Sweden could achieve ‘herd immunity’ as early as next month, the country’s leading epidemiologist has said as the death toll rises. The Government is holding out against a total lockdown despite growing calls for ‘rapid and radical measures’ to contain the coronavirus outbreak. It has cancelled football games and closed university buildings. Restaurants, […]

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Kwaku Asante writes: Coronavirus and the regrets of a final year student; the goodbyes & ‘for-the-lasts’ that won’t happen

The class is at 9:30 am and I’d be up by 8 am to prep. But, I was very tired the night before and even though I had alarms on, I woke up at 9:10am. The interesting thing was I had a group presentation that morning so I had to be early. I dashed into […]

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Meanwhile outside the bunker… Britain blooms with colour with sun-kissed week and 75F highs ahead 

Stunning purple wisteria is blooming in Britain’s parks and gardens today, thanks to the hot and sunny weather that will cover the UK for the next week. And perfect conditions expected later on in the week could send temperatures soaring to 75F (24C) in places.  An area of high pressure has settled over parts of […]

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Doctors threaten to stop treating patients over PPE as officials call for ‘adult conversation’

The NHS Confederation is backing doctors who refuse to treat coronavirus patients with inadequate PPE as the Deputy Chief Medical Officer held up crisis Britain as an ‘international exemplar in preparedness’. Dr Jenny Harries told an ITV reporter that ‘we could perhaps have a more adult, and more detailed conversation about PPE supplies’ as the […]

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Oyarifa: Landlady waives rent for three months to cushion tenants

A landlady, Joyce Terkper, at Oyarifa in the Greater Accra Region has granted a three-month rent waiver to her tenants to minimise any economic hardship brought on to them by the novel Coronavirus outbreak. The landlady in a letter dated April 18, 2020, said: “We are pleased to inform you that three-month rent payment has […]

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Tamara Ecclestone reveals how father Bernie, 89, told her and sister Petra they are having a brother

When billionaire heiress Tamara Ecclestone met her father Bernie at their favourite Japanese restaurant before the lockdown, she thought it would just be an ordinary family dinner. With husband Jay Rutland on her arm and their daughter clutching her colouring books, Tamara hugged and kissed her dad and his younger third wife before sitting down […]

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South Korea puts world to shame on coronavirus

South Korea today reported just eight new cases of coronavirus as the country’s daily increase dropped to single figures for the first time in two months. The East Asian nation has now confirmed 10,661 cases of the virus, which has killed 234 people in South Korea throughout the global pandemic.  A further 8,042 patients have recovered and […]

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Coronavirus deaths rise 596 in UK – almost a third down on yesterday

A further 596 coronavirus deaths have been announced in the UK, marking the lowest daily rise for two weeks. The increase, which brings the total number of fatalities to 16,060, suggests the lockdown is helping to stem the spread of infection.  But the drop in the death rate jarred with a climb in cases of […]

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COVID-19 fight: Where is Ghana’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy?

There has not been any time like this where Ghanaians have high expectations from companies and people of affluence to show they care. Ghana has not been spared the novel coronavirus pandemic. The virus is widely spreading globally at the fastest rate and causing death in large numbers. Ghana is bearing the brunt of the […]

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Matt Hancock appoints London Olympics boss Lord Deighton as ‘PPE tsar’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has appointed a ‘personal protective equipment tsar’ to take on the shortage of supplies across NHS trusts in the UK. Lord Deighton, 64, has been appointed to get a grip on the situation, as thousands of doctors and nurses across the country are being forced to work without the correct PPE.  […]

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Boris Johnson ‘missed five Cobra meetings on coronavirus’

Michael Gove has defended Boris Johnson for skipping five Cobra crisis meetings in the weeks leading up to Britain’s coronavirus outbreak, amid claims his lackluster response left the government flat-footed. The Prime Minister was accused of taking a backseat role in shoring up the nation’s pandemic defences, despite mounting concern from scientists over the accelerating […]

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Row as Prince Harry claims UK’s coronavirus crisis is ‘better than we are led to believe’

Prince Harry has sparked fury by claiming the UK’s Covid-19 crisis is not as bad as the public are being told.  In an interview with the Declassifed podcast, the 35-year-old said that things here are ‘better than we are led to believe through ­certain corners of the media’.  But his comments were branded ‘outrageous’ by […]

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UK PM Boris Johnson missed 5 key coronavirus meetings

A senior UK government figure has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic, following a wide-ranging critique in the Sunday Times newspaper. Cabinet minister Michael Gove described the Sunday Times piece — which reported that Johnson had missed five emergency meetings on the virus and accused the government of failing to order protective […]

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Insurance Industry supports Ghana’s COVID-19 Trust Fund

Ghana’s insurance industry has made a total donation of one million one hundred and five thousand Ghana cedis (GHC1,105,000) in support of the national COVID 19 Trust Fund. This is in response to President Akufo-Addo’s call for the support of the general Ghanaian populace, after he had established the COVID 19 Trust Fund to support […]

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Upfield Foods donates nutritious products to support Ghana’s COVID-19 fight

Upfield Foods, the largest plant-based foods company in the world, has donated some of its nutritious Blue Band products to government’s initiative providing for vulnerable communities staying at home to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This initiative is in line with Upfield’s purpose which is to make people healthier and happier with nutritious […]

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Gogglebox star Jonathan Tapper was left fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus

Gogglebox star Jonathan Tapper, 52, was left fighting for his life after contracting coronavirus, his family have revealed. His wife Nikki revealed she cared for him for two weeks after the deadly virus left him struggling to breathe, and still fears he may suffer a relapse. Jonathan – who is diabetic and lost three stone […]

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Coronavirus lockdown: Laptops offered to needy UK teens for online school lessons

Disadvantaged teenagers in England will be able to borrow laptops to help them study at home when schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. The Department for Education is also supporting free online lessons for primary and secondary pupils. Laptops or tablets will be provided for some deprived 15-year-olds who do not already have access […]

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The world will have to live with threat of coronavirus for the ‘foreseeable future’, WHO expert says

David Nabarro, an envoy for the WHO on Covid-19, said the world will have to adapt to the ongoing problem The world must live with the threat of coronavirus ‘for the foreseeable future’ as there is no guarantee of a successful vaccine, an expert on the disease has said. David Nabarro, professor of global health […]

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Lack of funds hindering fight against Meningitis – U/W Health Director

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in the Upper West Region has attributed the lack of financial support as a major hindrance to the fight against Meningitis in the area. 258 infections and 40 deaths have so far recorded in the region. GHS on Thursday, April 16, 2020, dispatched a team of experts to the region […]

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Labour Party could be ‘bankrupted’ by multi-million pound lawsuits

Labour faces multi-millionpound lawsuits over a leaked antisemitism report that could ‘bankrupt’ the party.  Sources close to whistleblowers and complainants whose identities were revealed by the leak say Labour could face a legal bill as high as £8million – effectively putting it out of business.  They say more than 30 individuals, including general secretary Jennie […]

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Victoria Beckham furloughs 30 workers at her fashion label – despite having a £335 million fortune

Victoria Beckham has furloughed 30 staff at her struggling fashion label – despite having a staggering family fortune of £335 million. The former Spice Girl, whose handbag collection alone is thought to be worth £1.5 million, is to claim what could amount to tens of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money to pay a quarter […]

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