Health

Ghana’s COVID-19 Confirmed Cases Now 287

Around 2:00am on Tuesday, April 2020. The Ministry Of Health disclosed additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 making it a total of 287. Following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. As at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five (5) deaths have been recorded. The regional distribution of the cases are as follows: Greater Accra Region has most cases (258) followed by the Ashanti Region (18), Northern Region (10), Upper West Region (1),...
General NewsHealth

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...
Business

‘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...
HealthInternational

Coronavirus: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Moved To Intensive Care As Symptoms ‘Worsen’

Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to intensive care in hospital 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”. Mr Johnson has asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputise “where necessary”, the spokesman added. 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 has been under the care...
Campus today

Dear Student: Check How To Activate Your Vodafone Sim Card For Your Online Lectures

The Univeristy of Ghana is rolling out its online learning using Sakai which is a learning tool developed by the university. This has become necessary as a result of the COVID-19 crisis that led to closure of universities across Ghana. Vodafone Ghana is making it possible for universities to access online platforms for free using their network. The company has given out free sim cards to the students of the University of Ghana. However, a cross-section of students are finding it difficult to activate their sim cards. A communique issued...
General News

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...
Health

Coronavirus: Africa Will Not Be Testing Ground For Vaccine – WHO

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has condemned as “racist” the comments by two French doctors who suggested a vaccine for the coronavirus could be tested in Africa. “Africa can’t and won’t be a testing ground for any vaccine,” said Director General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. The doctors’ remarks during a TV debate sparked outrage, and they were accused of treating Africans like “human guinea pigs”. One of them later issued an apology. When asked about the doctors’ suggestion during the WHO’s coronavirus briefing, Dr Tedros became visibly...
HealthOpinions

The Fight Against COVID-19 Has Given Ghanaians The True State Of Our Health Sector, ADAM-GH

The Executive Secretary of Anchoring Democracy Advocacy Movement Ghana (ADAM-GH), Mr. Azubila Salam Emmanuel has said the fight against covid-19 in Ghana has deflated the political propaganda about the true state of our Ghanaian health sector which has been a political debate between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in our media over the past three years. About a year ago, major political debates were to do with the congestion of our various hospitals, inadequate health facilities, “no bed” syndrome, pregnant women sitting on plastic...
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