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Nuclear submarine commander investigated after crew hold BBQ and disco to welcome sailors home

The commander of a Royal Navy nuclear submarine is under investigation for holding a BBQ and disco for his crew to welcome them home – before they had to self-isolate due to coronavirus.  Crew from the ‘hunter-killer’ sub HMS Trenchant held an impromptu party on the jetty alongside their boat at Devonport naval base after […]

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Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children lead Clap For Carers

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their children all wore NHS blue as they led the latest week of Clap for Carers this evening – as millions of Britons saluted key workers from their doorsteps.  The royal couple stood alongside Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis to put their hands together and praise everyone from NHS healthcare […]

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Kate Garraway says husband Derek is still ‘critically ill in intensive care’

Kate Garraway has shared an update on her husband Derek Draper’s condition as he continues to battle coronavirus. The Good Morning Britain presenter revealed in an emotional Instagram post that he is still fighting the deadly disease. She said: ‘He is still critically ill in intensive care, but where there is life there is hope.’ […]

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GHC250k donation demonstration of ‘good corporate citizenship’ – NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has justified its controversial donation to the COVID-19 fund saying the move is a way of demonstrating good corporate citizenship The GHC250,000 donation to the fund by the NHIA has sparked uproar on social media with Ghanaians questioning the motivation since the scheme is regularly indebted to service providers. However, […]

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COVID-19: Ghana’s economy set to suffer significant blow – EIU report

As Ghana continues with its strife to minimize any adverse impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, government faces a huge challenge of maintaining the country’s socio-economic gains  – the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has projected. It says the government led by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), might struggle to contain fiscal pressures caused by the pandemic […]

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A FIFTH of New York City residents tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in Cuomo’s study 

More than 20 percent of New York City residents tested positive for coronavirus antibodies in a study launched by Governor Cuomo which, if accurate, means as many as 1.7million people have been infected in the city – and that the mortality rate is between 0.6 and 0.8 percent, far greater than the 0.1 percent mortality rate […]

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Nana Addo calls for full debt reliefs for African countries over coronavirus pandemic

President Nana Akufo-Addo has called for a cancellation of public and private debt owed by African countries due to the hardships imposed by COVID-19. The President made this call during interaction with West African Heads of States during a virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on the Coronavirus pandemic held via Zoom on Thursday, April 23, 2020. […]

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Edna’s husband threatens to drag Kennedy Agyapong to court for defamation

– Advertisement – The husband of Edna one of the ladies Kennedy Agyapong claims is another girlfriend of Bishop Daniel Obinim has finally come out to speak. READ ALSO: Osebo confirms Kennedy Agyapong’s claims; says Obinim slept with his wife In a video of him, he said the situation Kennedy Agyapong has brought about his […]

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KCCR virologist calls for more investment in research institutions

Scientists at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) has urged government to take a cue from the global pandemic to adequately resource research institutions and build their capacities to adequately respond to similar situations in future. The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine is one of the main centres […]

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BBC’S Big Night In: Dawn French RETURNS as the Vicar of Dibley

She won hearts with her role as Geraldine Granger in the Vicar Of Dibley. And Dawn French reprised the beloved character for a good cause on Thursday evening, as she appeared on TV screens as Geraldine after a five year hiatus. The star, 62, was back with her classic quick wit as she offered tips on […]

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Two robbers gunned down at Tema in daylight robbery

Two robbers were gunned down after stealing over GHS100,000 from a Lebanese and his Ghanaian partner at Tema earlier in the day on Thursday. The two robbers trailed the victims who had gone to cash the said amount from the Tema Community One branch of the Zenith Bank. Narrating circumstances under which the robbery occurred, Assistant […]

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Only poor people show off on social media – Yvonne Nelson

– Advertisement – Actress and movie producer Yvonne Nelson has taken to social media (Twitter) to say that people who show off on social media have nothing whilst wealthy people usually have nothing to prove to anyone. READ ALSO: Tonto Dikeh clashes with her bestie Bobrisky on Instagram Her statement on social media has many […]

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COVID-19 and Jobs: IHRMP issues management guidelines for HR practitioners

The COVID-19 pandemic across the world has brought with it a lot of uncertainties resulting in fear, anxiety and insecurity among employers and employees.In effect, the situation is testing stress levels and the ability of people to stay stable and resilient in these trying and unusual times. It is against this background that IHRMP has […]

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Coronavirus UK: Essential workers and families can be tested

Essential workers and family members will be eligible for coronavirus tests from tomorrow as part of a step change in the Government’s COVID-19 battle plan.  Health Secretary Matt Hancock today announced that swab testing for people with symptoms of the disease will be expanded from just health workers into wider society as part of plans to […]

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COVID-19: Assembly converts Koforidua Jackson park into temporary market

The New Juaben South Municipal Assembly has converted half of the Koforidua Jackson park into a temporary market as part of measures to ensure social distancing. Traders who display their goods in front and around the central market and the Juaben Serwaa market have all been moved to the park. However, the situation at the […]

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Tonto Dikeh clashes with her bestie Bobrisky on Instagram

– Advertisement – Nigerian barbie and transgender Bobrisky who also happens to be the best friend of one of Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh clashed on Instagram over a birthday party. READ ALSO: Tonto Dikeh is a ‘lesbobo’ – Bobrisky confirms The actress has dished out a harsh message to her bestie Bobrisky ahead of her […]

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Omnibsic Bank gets GHS130m GAT support to meet capital requirement

The Ghana Amalgamated Trust (GAT), has completed processes required to enable OmniBSIC meet the Bank of Ghana’s 400 million cedis capital requirement. OmniBSIC bank has received 130 million cedis from government through the special purpose vehicle. Former Sahel Sahara Bank and OminBank merged to form OmniBISC in 2018 during the banking sector reforms exercise undertaken […]

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NHIA clairifies GHS250,000 donation to COVID-19 Fund

The National Health Insurance Authority has explained the basis for the donation of GHS250,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. The Authority has received backlash from Ghanaians after it took the step in supporting the fight against the novel coronavirus on Wednesday. Although its Manager of Communications and Media Relations of NHIA, Barimah Sarpong had […]

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Coronavirus UK: Hottest day of the year so far during lockdown

Britons all over the UK have ignored lockdown rules today to flock to parks, beaches and promenades as temperatures hit 75F (23C) on one of the hottest days of the year.  Despite government pleas and warnings of strong fines from police for breaching lockdown rules, beaches were packed up and down the country, with covidiots […]

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COVID-19 poses no major threat to Ghana’s food security – Agric Minister

The Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, says Ghana’s food security is assured, and that the country faces no shortage in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic in Ghana. According to him, the abundance in food is attributed to the success government’s flagship Planting for Food and Jobs Programme. Following the outbreak of the novel Coronavirus […]

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Coronavirus: Africa’s 43% jump in cases in a week worries CDC, WHO

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All except three African countries have recorded cases as governments roll out measures to […]

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Four suspects remanded over murder of Sogakope assemblyman

Four persons are in prison custody over the murder of the assemblyman for the Sogakope South electoral area in the Volta Region, Marcus Mawutor Adzahli. The four include Vincent Adjei, 34, whom the police believe is “the ring leader” in the murder. The others are Bright Awuya, 33; Franklin Tetteh, 22; Ansong Steven, 26; and […]

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Botswana coronavirus: quarantined prez, MPs released after testing negative

April 23: All MPs released from quarantine after tests Botswana’s president and vice president have been released from home quarantine after testing negative for COVID-19. The presidency in a statement today said: “Director of Health Services has released His Excellency, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, President of the Republic … and …Vice President Slumber Tsogwane […]

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Ethiopia coronavirus: Zero new cases in 900+ tests over 24 hours

April 23: Ethiopia records zero cases over 24-hour period Ethiopia recorded no new cases of COVID-19 for the first time since April 2, Health Minister Lia Tadesse said in a statement on Thursday. All 965 tests run over a 24-hour duration tested negative. The case count thus remains at 116. 21 recoveries have been recorded […]

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Coronavirus UK: Nicola Sturgeon may ease lockdown in Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon today signalled she is willing to ease coronavirus restrictions in Scotland independently of the UK government as Northern Ireland also suggested it could follow suit. The Scottish First Minister today published a blueprint setting out how the current state of lockdown could be lifted north of the border as she said there needed […]

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Kenya coronavirus cases hit 320, recoveries steadily rising

320 cases, recoveries climbing steadily The case count has reached 320 as of April 23 after 17 new cases were recorded over the last 24-hours. All 17 were Kenyan citizens. A dozen from Mombasa and the remaining from Nairobi. Meanwhile recoveries received a boost as six new discharges brought the tally to 89. Fatalities remain […]

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Ghana coronavirus: face masks made compulsory in capital Accra

April 23: Capital Accra to enforce wearing of masks Days after a three-week lockdown was lifted on the capital Accra and two other metropolis, the Greater Accra Regional minister has announced a compulsory use of face masks in public. An April 22 statement signed by minister Ishmael Ashitey said the regional coordinating council had met […]

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There’s a long way to go before things return to normal in Wuhan

A couple poses for a wedding photo in Wuhan, China, on April 19. Weddings in the city were postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. For more than two months, the city of Wuhan, China, was sealed off from the outside world. Flights in and out were canceled. Train and bus routes were suspended. Highway entrances […]

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Wearing of face masks made mandatory in Accra to stop COVID-19 spread

As part of measures to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country, wearing of face masks in public places has been made mandatory within the Greater Accra Region. This is according to a directive issued by the Greater Accra Regional Coordinating Council. A statement signed by the Greater Accra Regional Minister, […]

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