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COVID-19: Government Announces Food Request Hotlines For Needy Households

As part of measures to ensure that members of the public within the restriction of movement areas – Accra, Kumasi, Tema and Kasoa – live comfortably, Government has announced hotlines for needy communities and households to reach them for food items. They are 0800800800 and 0800900900. The distribution of food followed the restriction of movement within some areas and the suspension of social gatherings, which had made it impossible for some people to continue to earn a living through their petty businesses and trading activities. Mrs Cynthia Mamle Morrison, the...
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Coronavirus: Waakye, Kenkey, Koko Sellers To Feed Ghanaians For Free – Gender Minister

Cynthia Mamle Morrison- Gender Minister Government has revised method used in the distribution of free meals to over 400,000 Ghanaians in locked-down areas amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana. Per the new arrangement, local food sellers in designated localities are going to be resourced to enable them cook food and give them out freely to residents in the various communities. The President, in an address, admitted the hardship the situation has brought on the majority of Ghanaians so there was however the need for the provision of “food packages and...
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Covid-19: Ghana’s Case Count Now 313 As Nation Records 26 New Cases

Ghana’s total case count for COVID-19 has increased to 313. This follows the confirmation of 26 new positive cases. The confirmation comes as more contacts of COVID-19 patients were traced and their samples tested. Enhanced contact tracing and testing is ongoing in Ghana and has resulted in increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases,” the Ghana Health Service said. According to the Ghana Health Service’s updates, the new cases were confirmed in the Ashanti and Greater Accra regions. One more death An additional death was also recorded, increasing the number of COVID-related deaths in the...
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Contacts Of Upper West COVID-19 Patient Test Negative – Minister

Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih All contacts that were traced to the only COVID-19 case in the Upper West Region have tested negative for the disease. According to the Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, about 46 persons who were identified as close contacts of the patient have all tested negative for the disease. Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, Dr Bin Salih said the patient was responding to treatment. “According to my health authority, the patient is responding to treatment and so far, all the contact people...
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Bakpa Development Association (BDA) Donates Veronica Buckets & Soaps To Fight COVID-19 In Bakpa Communities

The Bakpa Development Association (BDA) this past weekend distributed two hundred (200) Veronica Buckets, more than 1300 cakes of Guardian Carbolic Soap, and delivered essential public education on COVID-19 to Bakpa citizens in all Bakpa communities within the Tongu area of the Volta Region Businessman Samuel Saga Avusu, who is the President of BDA and his Executive Committee reckoned it was appropriate for the BDA to support and intervene towards curtailing the raging coronavirus plague The distribution exercise was led by Togbe Kofi Tosu III, Maklalo of Bakpa Traditional Area...
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COVID-19 Impact Mitigation Measures: Tricks or Treats- P B Otokunor’s Open Letter To Nana Addo

Good Morning Mr. President yesterday, in your COVID 19 National Address, you outlined a series of interesting impact mitigation measures ostensibly in response to some of the key short term to medium term economic mitigation measures recommended by Former President Mahama in an address on Saturday 4th April. Not only does this response give meaning to the importance of collective involvement in the battle against this dreaded enemy, but also illuminates the supremacy and importance of the Social Democratic ideology of the NDC, a philosophy that drives shared common welfare...
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COVID-19: Bechem Markets Refused To Adhere To Social Distancing Measure

Bechem Market Government has been doing well to minimize the spread of COVID-19 since it outbreak in the country. Government by so doing appealed to the public to help stop the spread of the pandemic. The government recommended to the general public to practice social distancing alongside other safety measures. As the number of confirmed cases kept on going up everyday, the government made a bold decision to partially lockdown some areas of Greater Accra Region and Ashanti Region. If one must go out, only for essentials like food. Inspite...
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Covid-19: Akufo-Addo’s Message To Boris Johnson

President Akufo-Addo and UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo, has wished the Prime Minister of United Kingdom (UK) a speedy recovery from the Coronavirus disease. Mr Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care after his coronavirus symptoms “worsened”, Downing Street has said. A spokesman said he was moved on the advice of his medical team and is receiving “excellent care.” The Prime Minister, 55, was admitted to hospital in London with “persistent symptoms” on Sunday. A No 10 statement read: “Since Sunday evening, the Prime Minister...
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