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RICHARD KAY: A surreal playground awaits for Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ first child

For an infant it is a princely playground, from the private walled garden to the giant nursery installed by a predecessor but one.  But while this child-friendly idyll may be the perfect place to raise a baby, it is also a surreal one.  Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds‘ new born son will be welcomed into […]

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Coronavirus: UK now has second highest number of COVID-19 deaths in Europe

More than 26,000 people have died with coronavirus in the UK, making it the second worst-hit country in Europe, new figures have shown. A total of 26,097 people have died after contracting COVID-19, according to government data which included deaths in care homes and the wider community for the first time. The total is up […]

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She’s safe… thanks to Mail’s £1million airlift

Standing delightedly in her new coveralls, nurse Vicky Burns voiced the sentiments of all her colleagues yesterday, declaring: ‘Can we just say a big thank you.’       Within 24 hours of touching down on UK soil, a 20-ton planeload of personal protective equipment was on its way to the NHS front line yesterday, courtesy of Mail […]

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Dinosaur with a parrot-like beak has been named after David Bowie 

An exuberant dinosaur with a parrot-like beak, bony frills, a huge horn on its nose and a ‘star-like’ skull has been named in honour of British rock musician David Bowie. US palaeontologists have given the dinosaur genus the name Stellasaurus, meaning ‘star lizard’, based on a fossilised skull found in Montana.  The creature roamed the […]

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Lilwin disappoints fans in his response to Funny Face

– Advertisement – In an earlier post published few moments, Kwadwo Nkansah Lilwin finally reacted to Funny Face after he said he was going to expose him, Kalybos and BismarkTheJoke. READ ALSO: Adebayor to take Funny Face to Togo to relax for some time In the video sighted, Lilwin was clad in beautiful Kente regalia with his […]

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Coronavirus: Vehicle use now at highest level since March 23

Drivers have queued round the block at the only Burger King drive-through open in the UK after health chiefs today warned that ‘worrying’ data showed vehicle use was at its highest since lockdown began. Staff at the fast food restaurant in Havant were seen wearing masks and gloves over their uniforms as they handed burgers […]

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Bill de Blasio under attack for singling out the Jewish community for breaking social distancing

  New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio has come under attack for singling out the Jewish community for breaking social distancing – when he travels 11 miles from his home to go for a walk in Prospect Park.  The lawmaker said Tuesday he has instructed police to arrest mourners at funerals and anyone gathering in […]

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COVID-19 impact: National Hospitality Assoc. calls on Gov’t for emegency support

The National Hospitality Association of Ghana (NHAG), is calling on government to negotiate with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to pay 50% salary of employees over a period of six-months as part of emergency assistance in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. This is to enable the industry protect jobs and ensure […]

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Tripartite Committee’s communiqué on COVID-19 fight misplaced – Federation of Labour

The Deputy Secretary-General of the Ghana Federation of Labour, Kenneth Koomson has condemned the Tripartite Committee for failing to consider the plight of industries while filing its communiqué. The Tripartite Committee comprising government, Labour Unions and employers signed a 10-point communiqué calling for the protection of employees yesterday [Tuesday] in the wake of COVID-19. However, […]

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Muslim Community donates GHS130,000 to COVID-19 Trust Fund

The Ghanaian Muslim Community has presented a cheque of GHS130,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund. The presentation was made by the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, who led a coalition of Muslim groups to the Jubilee House on Tuesday for the presentation ceremony, which had Vice President Dr.  Mahamudu Bawumia and Chief […]

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Coronavirus UK: Deaths hit 26,097 including care home figures

The UK’s coronavirus death toll has surged by 3,811 to 26,097 now that the Government has started counting people who died in care homes or their own houses – but its tally still falls thousands short of the reality. Today is the first time the Department of Health has included people dying outside of hospitals […]

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Supreme Court dismisses application challenging the merger of Dannex, Ayrton and Starwin  

The Supreme Court has unanimously dismissed an application to quash an order of the High Court, which confirmed the merger of Dannex Limited, Ayrton Drug Manufacturing Limited and Starwin Products Limited. In November 2019, the High Court in Accra granted an Order confirming the merger of Dannex Limited, Ayrton Drug Manufacturing Limited and Starwin Products […]

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A/R: Staff of Ankaase Methodist hospital threaten strike over robbery attacks

Management and the staff of the Ankaase Methodist hospital in the Afigya Kwabre South District of the Ashanti Region say they will lay down their tools if persistent robbery attacks on their facility and their staff continue. The incessant attacks on the hospital led to the death of one member of staff on April 10 […]

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Fauci: Mortality rate trended better with possible coronavirus treatment remdesivir

President Trump has been telling advisers he wants to get out of Washington soon, according to two sources familiar. White House planners have been instructed to look into potential travel for Trump in the near future, where he could showcase economic recovery and the White House’s pandemic response efforts.  According to a senior administration official, […]

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Spanish TV news anchor is caught out when fellow journalist is spotted naked in the background

A Spanish news anchor was caught out by eagle-eyed viewers when they spotted a semi-naked woman, believed not be his ‘Big Brother’ star girlfriend, walking behind him while he was live on air. Alfonso Merlos, 41, was hosting on the Estado de Alarma channel live on YouTube from his home, but was oblivious to what was […]

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N/R: Dakpam residents unhappy over return of COVID-19 person to community

Fear has gripped residents of Dakpam in the Nanumba North Municipality of the Northern Region following the decision by the Assembly to return a patient who tested positive for COVID-19 to the community. The residents are worried that more people in the community will be infected if the said person is not quarantined immediately. According […]

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Gordon Ramsay pictured jumping a red light during bike ride

Gordon Ramsay was caught jumping a red light during a recent bike ride close to his second home in Cornwall on Sunday. The celebrity chef, 53, was riding through the junction in dashcam footage from an annoyed local obtained by The Sun, with residents accusing him of ‘nearly causing an accident.’ Gordon has been plagued […]

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Coronavirus UK: London death rate 15 times higher than Berlin

London has been hit by the coronavirus far worse than Berlin – with a mortality rate 15 times higher, statistics show.  The capital of England has recorded 4,781 deaths in hospital since the crisis began, killing 0.053 per cent of its 9million population.  Berlin’s outbreak is just a fraction of the size, with 137 COVID-19 […]

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KFC and DIY store Wickes announces plans to reopen branches as roads get busier

Fast food giant KFC has announced it will reopen another 80 branches for delivery as Britain continues to edge out of lockdown. The fried chicken chain says 100 of its stores up and down the country will be able to bring orders to customers’ homes from next Monday. Meanwhile, DIY retailer Wickes has revealed it […]

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Freight forwarders at Tema Port face challenges on first roll out of UNIPASS

Freight forwarders who conduct their business at the Tema Port say that they are having challenges with the UNIPASS system when it was first rolled out. The UNIPASS system is expected to replace the single window platform being managed by GCNet and West Blue Consult at the ports. Citi News

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Retired chimney sweep, 90, died just hours after virus claimed life of his wife

A pensioner with coronavirus died on the same day as his wife of 63 years after refusing treatment when he learned of her passing.   Bill Dartnall, 90, removed his oxygen mask after being told about the death of his wife Mary, 81, who had also tested positive for the virus. Mr Dartnall worked as a chimney […]

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Steven Addea writes: All you need to know about Nduom vrs BoG case

“Illiquidity leads to insolvency” This was volunteered by the Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta during a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on government finances and why the administration had appealed to the IMF and the World Bank for financial support. This means that the Minister and the administration understand what happens when an organization […]

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Germany sees rate of infection increase after easing lockdown

Germany could have to re-impose tough lockdown measures after the infection rate increased when restrictions were eased.  The coronavirus reproduction rate (R) rose back to 1.0 on Monday, meaning that each patient is infecting one other person on average.  The rate, which had previously fallen as low as 0.7, is closely watched in Germany where […]

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Street beggars in South Africa struggle under lockdown

The homeless in Johannesburg South Africa are the most affected by containment measures that have been in place in the country for more than a month. With these restrictive measures, this very disadvantaged section of the population can no longer count on the generosity of motorists, shopkeepers or pedestrians. Without any social safety net, the […]

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Twitter celebrates birth of Boris Johnson’s new son with a flurry of comedy memes

If the news that Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds have welcomed a baby boy into the world this morning took a nation in lockdown by surprise, it wasn’t long before social media clicked into gear and conjured up a thousand memes on the happy news.   Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds, 32, today gave […]

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Ghana National Association of Private Schools supports COVID-19 fight with GHS50,000

The Ghana National Association of Private Schools (GNAPS) has donated an amount of GHC50,000 to the COVID-19 Trust Fund. The Association made the donation on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at the Information Ministry’s press briefing. The Association said the donation is in recognition and appreciation of the government’s commendable efforts in the fight against the […]

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Ghana celebrates World Dance Day 2020 with Azonto

As part of the World Dance Day celebration, Dancetera in partnership with Dancers and DanceSport Association of Ghana (DDASPAG), is asking dancers and lovers of dance to put some spotlight on Azonto. Unlike previous years, this year’s celebration, given the COVID 19 outbreak, will resign to the world wide web, albeit a wide celebration. The […]

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Lesotho senate limits PM’s powers

The Lesotho senate continues to pile pressure on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to resign. On Tuesday, the senate imposed limits on Thabane’s powers to dissolve parliament and call for fresh elections. The senate adopted a constitutional amendment which will among others, require the Prime Minister to obtain an agreement of a majority of legislators and […]

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Keir Starmer leads political congratulations for new parents Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds were showered in congratulations from across the political spectrum today after the birth of their son. The as-yet unnamed boy was born in a London hospital this morning, just days after the Prime Minister, 55, and his wife-to-be, 32, had returned to Downing Street from his Chequers recuperation from coronavirus. […]

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Malawi launches $40 cash transfer to cushion the poor

Malawi launches emergency cash transfer programme targeting about 1 million people and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic, President Arthur Peter Mutharika said on Tuesday. Eligible households will receive a 35,000 Malawi kwacha ($40) monthly payment, matching the country’s minimum wage, through mobile cash transfer starting in May, Mutharika said. “This will strengthen livelihoods,” […]

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