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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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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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3 Businesses You Should Consider Right After The Coronavirus War Is Won

Peasant farming Ghana is on a partial lockdown and most businesses have ceased. Life has almost come to a standstill. A virus we cannot see is threatening our lives and everything around us. Whoever thought a day would come that man, despite all his sophistication would bolt at the name of a virus? While we remain indoors, we should learn the lessons this outbreak is teaching us. The plethora of lessons this virus is teaching us remains one of the most significant facets of this season. People may die but...
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Why Some Ghanaians Want To ‘Beat Up’ Bridget Otoo Over Her Comment About Akufo-Addo

Bridget Otoo Controversial broadcaster, Bridget Otoo, has been a subject of social media trolls for saying that her tap has not been running for two weeks. Her comment followed pro-poor measures announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo in his address to nation on Sunday. To mitigate the effects of the recent lockdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus, President Akufo-Addo said “the Ghana Water Company Limited and the Electricity Company of Ghana have been directed to ensure the stable supply of water and electricity during this period. In addition, there...
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‘Complete Collapse Of Economies’ Ahead As Africa Faces Virus

Coronavirus Some of Uganda’s poorest people used to work here, on the streets of Kampala, as fruit sellers sitting on the pavement or as peddlers of everything from handkerchiefs to roasted peanuts. Now they’re gone and no one knows when they will return, victims of a global economic crisis linked to the coronavirus that could wipe out jobs for millions across the African continent, many who live hand-to-mouth with zero savings. “We’ve been through a lot on the continent. Ebola, yes, African governments took a hit, but we have not...
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Hon Aponkye Shares ‘Koko’ To Residents Of Adukrom Nima Amid Lockdown (Video)

Hon. Aponkye Disappointed Assembly Man of Adukrom Nima, Ibrahim Issah Ampim, aka Hon Aponkye, is back again in the news headline, but this time around, fulfilling a promise he said to do when he gets to power as an Assemblyman. Hon. Aponkye, making his dream come true, took to the streets of Adukrom Nima, his community to share ‘Koko’ and bread to inhabitants amid the lockdown as some people do find it difficult to afford breakfast. In a video sighted, Hon. Aponkye adhered to a safety precaution amid the outbreak...
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Customers Who Owe Us Won’t Enjoy Government’s Free Water – GWCL

The Ghana Water Company Limited says customers who have defaulted in the payment of their water bills will not enjoy the government’s announced free water supply. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr. Clifford Braimah says all customers whose lines have been disconnected for non-payment of bills will not also be reconnected. He said those who owe the company must pay their debts in order to be guaranteed the free water supply. “The people who are owing us, we expect that they pay before they get free water. Somebody...
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Govt To Determine Extension Of Lockdown Next Week

President Nana Akufo-Addo President Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that his government will determine whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on parts of the country next week. In a televised address to the nation, the president noted that the decision will be based mainly on the results of the over 19,000 tests that have been conducted due to the enhanced contact tracing exercise. “Through the course of the coming week, the determination will be made as to whether or not to extend the two-week lockdown. I have, however, extended...
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Akufo Addo To Address The Nation Tonight

By: Mwinere Oswell President Nana Akufo-Addo will today at 9:00pm, April 5, 2020 address the nation a week after a lockdown in some parts of the country. Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, disclosed this on his twitter handle. See his tweet: https://twitter.com/konkrumah/status/1246881570318880768?s=19 The President, as part of the address, is expected to update citizens on what has been done the past seven days of the partial lockdown....
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33 Persons Die From Meningitis In Upper West Region

A total of 33 people have died of Meningitis while some 214 others are under treatment in the Upper West Region. The Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Osei Kuffuor Afreh who disclosed this at a media encounter in Wa today said the situation has become a major health problem in the Region as people fail to report the endemic to health facilities. “Currently, our region is saddled with two main health problems. The first one is COVID-19 and the second one is Meningitis. So far we have...
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