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ActionAid hands over facility for use as COVID-19 isolation centre

ActionAid Ghana has handed over its newly built centre for survivors’ of domestic violence to the Ghana Health Service for use as COVID-19 isolation centre in Wa. Handing over the keys to the new edifice, Mr George Dery, the Upper West Regional Programme Manager of ActionAid Ghana, noted that the gesture was as a result […]

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Australia considers opening up its borders to New Zealand

The Australian Government is considering opening its borders to New Zealand to effectively create a trans-Tasman bubble if the COVID-19 curve continues to flatten.   Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton says his department is looking at what Australia’s border system would look like in six to 12 months time as a result of the pandemic. ‘You […]

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Betway thrills players with “More Than Sports 100” promo

With the biggest leagues, tournaments and sports all around the world taking a step back. Leading online sports betting company, Betway continues to entertain its players with other existing games until the action returns. More Than Sports 100 promo rewards 100 daily winners with GHS 50 in cash as well as a chance to win […]

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Border closure: We’ll deal with illegal immigrants, Ghanaian accomplices – Nana Addo

Foreigners who enter into Ghana within this period when the country’s borders have been closed will be dealt with together with their Ghanaian accomplices. This was announced by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Sunday, April 26, 2020, when he addressed the nation on measures put in place to curb the spread of the Coronavirus […]

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COVID-19 fight in Ghana ‘will be a long war’ – Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is envisaging that the country’s fight against coronavirus will take a little more time before being declared as over. The fight “will be a long war,” President Akufo-Addo said in a televised address on Sunday, April 26, 2020. While admitting that the country was dealing with a situation never […]

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Paramedics ordered to take more coronavirus sufferers to hospital as ‘scorecard’ threshold lowered

Paramedics have been told to take more coronavirus patients to hospital, after a ‘scorecard’ threshold was lowered because of fears only seriously ill people were being taken to A&E.  The London Ambulance Service has changed how it uses the scorecard, which is called News2 and helps assess whether people who call 999 are at risk of […]

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COVID-19: Government to begin construction of 88 district hospitals this year – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced the construction of hospitals in some 88 districts across the country. The President disclosed this in his eighth address to the nation on Sunday. “There are 88) districts in our country without district hospitals; we have six (6) new regions without regional hospitals; we do not have five infectious disease control […]

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Akufo-Addo extends ban on public gatherings by two weeks

President Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the ban on public gatherings by an additional two weeks. The President made this known during his eighth address to the nation on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the country on Sunday, April 26, 2020. The extension comes into full force on Monday, April 27, 2020, at 1:00 […]

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Invasion of Fall Armyworm resurfaces in Ghana – Agric Ministry

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has announced the resurgence of Fall Armyworm (FAW) infestation in the country. A statement from the Ministry said its surveillance reports indicate pockets of FAW infestation on maize planted in low land and irrigated fields in some districts in the Ahafo, Ashanti, Bono, Bono East, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra […]

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British government is encouraging furloughed workers to help with June crop harvest

State of New York New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said when it comes to moving forward, and thinking of solutions to problems, everyone should question why we do things the way we do. “Everybody has to think outside the box. Right, because there is no box,” he said. He said implementing new ways to safely reopen the […]

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Carole Baskin’s missing ex-husband was ‘strangled and thrown out of an airplane’, his lawyer claims

The lawyer for Carole Baskin’s missing ex-husband Don Lewis (above) claims he was strangled and thrown out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico  The lawyer for Carole Baskin’s missing ex-husband claims he was strangled and mercilessly thrown out of a plane over the Gulf of Mexico. The wildly popular Netflix series Tiger King: […]

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GRIDCo and Sunon Asogli build $5.4m Auto Transformer to boost power supply

The Energy Minister, John Peter Amewu, has commissioned a 330/161 KV interconnecting Auto Transformer at Sunon Asogli Power Plant in Tema boost power transmission and supply in the country. The interconnecting transformer which was built by the Ghana Grid Company Limited Ghana Limited and Asogli cost 5.4 million dollars. The Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo) invested […]

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Nigeria Red Cross donates relief items to the vulnerable

In Nigeria, the Red Cross in Lagos has distributed relief items to vulnerable people reeling under pressure over lockdown. The Makoko community is one of the hardest hit as the city observes the lockdown to help curtail spread of the coronavirus. Adebola Kolawole is the Branch Chairperson of Nigeria Red Cross. She told the Associated […]

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Somalians protest over fatal police shooting to enforce lockdown

Tensions flared in Somalia over the weekend, causing angry protesters to burn tires and demand justice. Confinements and travel restrictions against the coronavirus are proving extremely difficult to enforce. Residents are giving security officers a hard time. And the reactions from security forces have infuriated the population who are opposed to preventive measures against the […]

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S. Africa receives Cuban medics to help treat COVID-19 patients

South Africa on Sunday received a medical team from Cuba to help health officials treat COVID-19 patients. The 217 health care professionals include doctors, nurses, epidemiologists and technical experts. “It’s really something great, the feeling for what is being done to help other countries with fewer resources deal with this pandemic is hard to describe, […]

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Kenya hopes to test 250,000 people for COVID-19 by June

Kenyan laboratories on the front line in the fight against coronavirus are stepping up their preparedness. At the Kemri Medical Research Institute in the capital Nairobi, researchers are tracking the virus with a range of newer equipment. They are preparing samples in machines capable of testing several thousand people in a day. We try our […]

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