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NHS nurse writes desperate letter pleading for PPE they need during coronavirus battle

An NHS nurse has made a desperate plea for companies to provide hospital staff with personal protective equipment.  In the latest warning from a frontline health worker, the unnamed nurse claimed staff were being expected to reuse contaminated gowns.  Posting on Facebook, she wrote: ‘Please, please, please if anybody knows of any companies that could […]

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Coronavirus: US report identifies most accurate antibody tests

A new study of coronavirus antibody tests that are currently on the market revealed that at least eight out of 14 had an accuracy rate of more than 95 percent and three were more than 99 percent accurate, but doctors remain concerned that more work needs to be done before they can be solely relied upon […]

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Dr Tedi Millward who gave Prince Charles Welsh lessons has died aged 89

The university lecturer who gave Prince Charles Welsh lessons has died aged 89. Dr Tedi Millward taught Charles how to say a few words before his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969. The retired Aberystwyth University lecturer was a proud Welsh nationalist, an academic and campaigner, his daughter said in a tribute. His death […]

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Killer coronavirus lingers in the air of crowded spaces and rooms that lack ventilation

The life-threatening coronavirus that has rapidly swept the world can linger in the air of crowded places, researchers today warned.  Experts in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the pandemic began, analysed air samples from different parts of two hospitals. Results showed the virus, called SARS-CoV-2, was undetectable everywhere except two areas ‘prone to crowding’.  Researchers […]

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Coronavirus: WHO chief berates world for not heeding warnings

The World Health Organisation‘s chief has berated the world for ‘not listening carefully’ the agency’s warnings about coronavirus as early as January 30. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the UN agency had sounded the highest level of alarm over Covid-19 early on, but lamented that not all countries heeded its advice. He added that coronavirus had constituted […]

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Boy, seven, jumps into river to save his toddler brother who slipped and fell in during family walk 

A quick-thinking seven-year-old boy has saved his toddler brother from a fast moving river by jumping in after him. Kate Palmer was out on her daily walk with her three sons when they ventured near the river to throw in some stones. While the family, from Pengam in Blackwood, enjoyed the adventure on Sunday afternoon, […]

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Coalition condemns alleged torturing of young Ugandan MP; calls for his release

A Ghana-led group calling itself the African Coalition in Solidarity with the People of Uganda has issued a statement on the arrest and torture of a Ugandan MP, Hon. Zaake Francis Butebi. Zaake, a lead Coordinator for Musician-turned-MP, Kyagulanyi ‘Bobi Wine’ Sentamu’s People Power movement, was arrested on Sunday 19th April 2020 and has reportedly […]

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Virgin Media broadband outage affects thousands

Virgin Media left thousands of customers with no internet during what they claimed was a ‘very short’ outage earlier this evening – but Twitter has erupted with angry users wondering why their connection keeps cutting off. The nationwide outage started just before 5pm BST, according to data from website Downdetector, which monitors online outages and […]

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Our merger with GIJ and GIL progressing steadily – NAFTI rector

The Rector of the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Dr. Samuel Nai has disclosed that the government is seriously engaging with stakeholders to establish the National Institute of Communication and Media Arts. The University of Media Arts and Communication Bill aiming to merge the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), Ghana Institute of Journalism(GIJ) and […]

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Uganda’s presidential hopeful Bobi Wine, laments torturing of opposition MP

Bobi Wine, a pop star whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, is seeking to oust aging leader Yoweri Museveni, 75, in presidential polls due early next year. One of Wine’s leading supporters, lawmaker Francis Zaake, was detained on April 19 by police who accused him of committing a “negligent act likely to spread an infection […]

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AGI, Oil Palm Development Company donate to E/R Coordinating Council

The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company have presented a cheque of GHS 20,000 to the Eastern Regional Coordinating Council to support the fight against COVID-19. The AGI also donated tissues, liquid soaps, hand sanitizers, nose masks, temperature guns, food items and other essentials to the Regional Coordinating Council […]

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Eastern Regional Hospital receives support from Ghana Bar Association

The Ghana Bar Association has presented Personal Protective Equipment worth GHS10,000 to the Eastern Regional Hospital to help the fight against COVID-19 in the region. The items include 500 face masks, 80 pieces of N95 masks and 40 coveralls. Presenting the items to the hospital, the Eastern Regional Branch President of the Ghana Bar Association, […]

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Coronavirus UK: Related ‘inflammatory syndrome’ hits children

NHS doctors have been issued an urgent alert about a sharp rise in the number of children being admitted to intensive care with a serious ‘inflammatory syndrome’ that may be linked to coronavirus.  In an alert sent to GPs, health chiefs at an NHS board in London said: ‘There is growing concern that a [COVID-19] related […]

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GMA decries poor distribution of PPE as about 13 doctors contract Coronavirus

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed worry over the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health facilities across the country in the fight against the novel Coronavirus. It follows the confirmation that about 13 members of the group who are medical doctors have tested positive for COVID-19. Ashanti Regional Divisional Chairman of the […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife slammed for strolling through Prospect Park

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife were heckled by locals as they walked through Prospect Park in Brooklyn over the weekend, despite living 11 miles away in Manhattan. De Blasio was filmed strolling with his wife Chirlane McCray as they both wore masks through the historic park on Saturday afternoon.  New […]

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Efficacy of UNIPASS questioned by Freight Forwarders ahead of official outdooring

As government prepares to officially outdoor the UNIPASS system at the country’s ports on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, the Ghana Institute of Freight Forwarders is questioning the efficacy of system. The system is to take over the implementation of the single window platform from GCNET and West Blue Consult. However, a report signed by the […]

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Coronavirus UK: Families of NHS, care staff who die to get £60k

Families of medics who tragically lost their own lives to coronavirus after bravely trying to save others will receive a £60,000 life assurance payout, Matt Hancock revealed tonight. The Health and Social Care Secretary made the announcement as he fronted the daily Downing Street press conference to reveal 82 NHS workers and 16 social care staff had died so far. […]

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COVID-19: Republic Bank donates 2 ventilators, ECG monitors to Ridge Hospital

Republic Bank Ghana, a subsidiary of Republic Financial Holdings Limited, has donated two Ventilator machines and ECG Monitors to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Ridge in Accra. The ventilators and other equipment valued at GHS 240,000.00 forms part of the Bank’s GHS1.1 million contribution towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. The Greater […]

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COVID-19: Techiman Assembly procures 2,000 face masks for residents

The Techiman Municipal Assembly in the Bono East Region has procured 2,000 face masks to be distributed to residents. The Assembly has also launched a programme dubbed “Operation Wear Your Mask” to encourage and enforce the use of nose masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the Municipality. , Speaking to Citi News the […]

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Pharmaceutical companies seeking to produce 70% of Ghana’s drug needs

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana (PMAG) has targeted to produce 70 percent of the country’s essential pharmaceutical products within the next three years. The move is meant to reduce the importation of pharmaceutical products into the country and create more job opportunities in line with the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda. Currently, the 15 local […]

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Hyperloop network connecting Amsterdam and Paris could be running by 2028 says Hardt Hyperloop

A hyperloop network that would whoosh passengers between Amsterdam and Paris in under 90 minutes may become a reality within the next eight years. Dutch company Hardt Hyperloop is developing the ultra-fast transport technology, which involves a train-style pod that floats using magnetic levitation being pushed via electric propulsion at over 620mph through a steel […]

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Coronavirus UK: Death toll hits 20,735 with 350 new fatalities

The UK today announced 360 more coronavirus deaths – the lowest daily count recorded since March 30 when just 180 fatalities were registered.   England declared 329 more COVID-19 deaths, Scotland 13, Northern Ireland 10 and Wales eight, taking the total number of COVID-19 victims past 21,000. Although the statistics are known to drop following the weekend, the […]

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Councils across England face £5billion black hole over next year with many on brink of bankruptcy

Councils are facing a £5billion cash shortfall caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic – but critics have said local authorities should look to make cuts to ‘sky-high’ council boss salaries before going to the government for more money. Data seen by The Guardian shows that public services are in a financial black hole and that a […]

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Ghana makes strides in PPE production and supply – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says government has enabled significant domestic production and supply of protective equipment to health workers as they wage war on COVID-19. They have received, in recent days, nine hundred and five thousand, and thirty-one (905,031) nose masks, thirty one thousand, six hundred and thirty (31,630) medical scrubs, thirty one thousand, […]

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Boris Johnson ‘presented a fighter’s stance’ as he addressed nation two weeks after leaving hospital

Boris Johnson came out fighting today and tried to show the nation he is fit to lead again ‘after taking a pasting’ from coronavirus – but cannot possibly be feeling 100 per cent so soon after leaving intensive care, experts told MailOnline today. The Prime Minister is back at work and addressed the nation from […]

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COVID-19: Private schools directed to engage PTAs over online learning concerns

Private schools in Ghana have been directed to engage their Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) on concerns raised over online teaching and learning platforms being used as a stop-gap measure following the closure of schools due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The directive was given by the National Inspectorate Board of the Ministry of Education. The […]

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Laurence Fox reveals he was DUMPED by his mixed-race girlfriend over Question Time race row

Laurence Fox has revealed his half-Kuwaiti girlfriend of five months, Sara McKinnon dumped him over his controversial race rant on Question Time in January.   The actor, 41, split from the dual-heritage photographer and fashion designer, 39, shortly after his TV appearance, but they are now thought to have reconciled and were pictured linking arms on […]

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