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Coronavirus: Buhari To Address Nigerians Today

President Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will, at 7pm today March 29, address the nation. This was made known in a statement released by the Presidency. Read below: ”President Buhari will broadcast to the nation Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 7pm.Television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) respectively for the broadcast.” the statement read....
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Coronavirus: Finance Minister Commits Suicide Over Crisis

Mr Thomas Schaefer, 54, was Hesse state's finance chief for 10 years and had been working "day and night" to help companies and workers deal with the economic impact of the pandemic. The Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, Thomas Schaefer, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday (March 29). Mr Schaefer, 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday. The Wiesbaden prosecution’s office said they believe he died...
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Coronavirus: Everyone In Lockdown Areas To Be Tested

Government will from Monday March 20, 2020 test everyone in lockdown areas in Accra and Kumasi for coronavirus, Dr. Nsiah Asare, presidential adviser on health has revealed. The reason for this, he indicated is to know the number of positive cases in the country for effective treatment. Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare Dr. Nsiah Asare announced this press conference on Sunday ahead of the lockdown of some cities on the country. “We won’t wait until a person has developed symptoms before testing.We are going to test and test and test,” he...
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Ghana’s Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Now 141.

As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%. Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive. No death has been recorded on those under mandatory quarantine. Among the routine surveillance, 5 deaths...
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Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitisers Can Cause Fire — GNFS Warns

The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has advised the public to handle alcohol-based hand sanitisers with strict precautions since they can cause fire outbreaks. According to the GNFS, the sanitisers had alcohol content which was sufficient enough to cause an ignition if it came into contact with any source of fire. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Divisional Officer II Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe, in an interview with the Daily Graphic noted that in light of the COVID-19, the alcohol-based sanitisers had become the most preferred product to...
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Immigration Service Denies 80 Travelers Entry Into Ghana

A total of 50 foreign nationals from Togo, Benin and Nigeria, who tried to enter the country through a known unapproved border at Mambobga in the Bunkpurugu-Nakpanduri District, have been denied entry. Other 13 Togolese, who also tried to enter the country through the Bunkpurugu Border Post were also denied entry while 17 Ghanaians, resident in Togo, who were returning to the country through the same border post, were also turned away. This was in line with the President’s directives to close the country’s borders. It came to light when...
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Covid-19 Lockdown: Check Out The Areas Mentioned By President Akufo-Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has declared a partial lockdown of Accra and Kumasi effective 1: am on Monday, March 30, 2020. The lockdown, which affects Accra, Tema and Kumasi, will last for two weeks. The decision, according to the President, is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has led to four deaths and infected some 137 people. President Akufo-Addo made the declaration in a national address late Friday evening, March 27, 2020. “The oath of office I swore on February 2017 demands that I dedicate myself to...
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COVID-19: Upper West Records It First Coronavirus Case

COVID-19: The Upper West Region has recorded it's first COVID-19 Case. A 42 year old Ghanaian who visited UK and Spain and returned to Ghana few days ago was tested positive for COVID-19. The patient traveled from Accra to Wa in a public transport. The patient has since been quarantined and in isolation at Upper West Regional Hospital. The Upper West Regional Minister Dr Hafiz Bin Salih addressing the media this afternoon to officially break the news called on all and Sundry to strictly adhere to the precautionary measures by...
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COVID-19: Kumasi Markets’ Disinfection Underway

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has begun the disinfection exercise in markets aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease. Friday’s exercise follows a similar one the Accra Metropolitan Assembly carried out in about 137 markets in Greater Accra region to improve hygienic conditions. The disinfection is being spearheaded by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development in partnership with Zoomlion and support from the Ghana Armed Forces. About 1,000 personnel from Zoomlion have been deployed to carry out the spraying and about 500 military personnel on the ground...
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