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    In Ghana, 55 test positive for COVID-19 in high school — after partial reopening

In Ghana, 55 test positive for COVID-19 in high school — after partial reopening

Fifty-five persons have tested positive for the coronavirus in a high school in Ghana. This was contained in a joint statement signed by Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, director-general, Ghana Education Service (GES); and Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director-general, Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Monday. The development comes weeks after schools in Ghana partially reopened in June. President Nana Akufo-Addo had directed graduating senior secondary students to resume [...]

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    90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

90 percent of staff at Ghana education ministry contract COVID-19

Matthew Prempeh, Ghanaian minister of education, says over 90 percent of the staff of the ministry have contracted coronavirus. According to Ghana Web, Prempeh said mass testing conducted at the ministry revealed that he is among those positive for the disease. The minister said the tests had to be conducted on the staff of the ministry after his result came back positive [...]

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    Ghana directs agencies to give priority to locally assembled vehicles

Ghana directs agencies to give priority to locally assembled vehicles

Nana Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has mandated all government agencies to ensure that locally assembled cars are given preference during procurement. In a letter signed by Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, his chief of staff, the president said the government agencies must seek approval from the office of the chief of staff before initiating any process of purchasing a vehicle. "The president has [...]

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    Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana president self-isolates after meeting COVID-19 patient

Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into isolation for two weeks after someone close to him tested positive for COVID-19. In a statement on Saturday, Kojo Nkrumah, Ghana's minister of information, said the president has tested negative but has taken the measure in line with COVID-19 protocols. Nkrumah said Akufo-Addo would keep working from the presidential villa in Accra, the country's capital. "On [...]

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    FG secures release of 36 Nigerians ‘caught entering Ghana illegally’

FG secures release of 36 Nigerians ‘caught entering Ghana illegally’

The federal government says it secured the release of 36 Nigerians "caught entering Ghana illegally". But there are reports suggesting that the Nigerian citizens were arrested illegally by Ghanaian authorities. "Available information corroborated the fact that about 35 Nigerians are currently detained; some, for more than 45 days in unsanitary conditions in the arrival hall and other locations, which can better be [...]

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    Ghana: We’ll reconstruct demolished building at Nigerian high commission

Ghana: We’ll reconstruct demolished building at Nigerian high commission

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Ghana's foreign affairs minister, says the Ghanaian government will reconstruct the building demolished at the Nigerian high commission in Accra. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission last Friday, demolishing some buildings that were under construction. In reaction to the development, the Ghanaian government said perpetrators of the act would be punished. President Nana Akufo-Addo also called President Muhammadu Buhari to apologise for [...]

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    Reps: Nigeria must reciprocate attack in Ghana

Reps: Nigeria must reciprocate attack in Ghana

The house of representatives says Nigeria must reciprocate the attack on the country’s high commission in Ghana which it said was becoming a sad trend. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house, said showing “diplomatic maturity” by merely demanding an apology will not address the issue. TheCable had reported how armed men demolished the staff quarters of the [...]

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    Ghanaian president calls Buhari, apologises over demolition at high commission

Ghanaian president calls Buhari, apologises over demolition at high commission

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has called his Nigerian counterpart to apologise over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian commission in Accra. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission on Friday, demolishing some apartments that were under construction. In reaction to the development, the Ghanaian government had said perpetrators of the act would be punished. In a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, senior [...]

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    Ghanaian monarch on demolition: Nigeria wanted to take our land forcibly

Ghanaian monarch on demolition: Nigeria wanted to take our land forcibly

A Ghanaian monarch says the Nigerian high commission in the country was aiding a businessman to forcibly take over the plot of land belonging to his people. Joy News, a Ghanaian platform, quoted Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, paramount chief of Osu traditional area, as saying the land is different from the one being occupied by the high commission. TheCable had reported [...]

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    FG summons Ghana envoy over attack at high commission

FG summons Ghana envoy over attack at high commission

The federal government has summoned Iva Denoo, chargè d’ affaires of the high commission of Ghana to Nigeria over the demolition of a building at the Nigerian commission in Accra. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission on Friday, demolishing some apartments that were under construction. In a tweet on Monday, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Denoo was summoned to give an urgent explanation on [...]

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    Ghana: Those who attacked Nigerian high commission will be punished

Ghana: Those who attacked Nigerian high commission will be punished

The Ghanaian government says it will punish those involved in the attack on Nigerian high commission in Accra. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission in Accra, demolishing some apartments that were under construction. In a statement, Ghana's ministry of foreign affairs and regional intervention said the incident is being investigated with the aim of bringing perpetrators to book. The ministry said security [...]

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    FG demands urgent action from Ghana over attack at high commission

FG demands urgent action from Ghana over attack at high commission

The federal government has demanded urgent action from Ghana over the attack on Nigerian high commission in Ghana. TheCable had reported how armed men invaded the commission in Accra, demolishing some apartments that were under construction. In a tweet on Sunday, Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, said those responsible for the attack must be brought to book immediately. The minister said the federal [...]

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    Ghana lifts ban on social gatherings

Ghana lifts ban on social gatherings

Ghanaian President Nana Akufu-Addo has lifted the ban on social gatherings such as weddings in his country. But he said only 100 people should be at any social gathering. In a national broadcast on Sunday, Akufu-Addo said the minister of religious affairs would issue "specific guidelines" for safe reopening of the places of worship. So far, Ghana has recorded 8,070 COVID-19 cases. While [...]

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    533 workers at Ghanaian factory test positive for COVID-19

533 workers at Ghanaian factory test positive for COVID-19

Over 500 workers at an industrial manufacturing facility in Ghana have tested positive for COVID-19.  The health authorities in its situation report said 533 of 1, 300 workers tested positive for the virus and this made about 50 percent of the recently recorded cases in the country.  “Ghana’s total count of confirmed COVID-19 cases from the 12th of March to 7th May [...]

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    Ghana records 1,032 COVID-19 cases — 10 days after lifting lockdown

Ghana records 1,032 COVID-19 cases — 10 days after lifting lockdown

Ghana has recorded more than 1,000 additional cases of COVID-19 since the country lifted its lockdown. Last week, Ghana President Nana Akufo-Addo lifted a three-week lockdown on the basis of "improved coronavirus testing". The Ghanaian president had said non-essential businesses in Accra and Kumasi could reopen but under guidelines of social distancing. He said Ghanaians should make use of face masks in public places. "In view [...]

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    Ghana researchers develop ’20-minute’ test kit for COVID-19

Ghana researchers develop ’20-minute’ test kit for COVID-19

Researchers in Ghana have developed a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kit for COVID-19 as part of efforts to aid quicker diagnosis. The scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Incas Diagnostics, both of which are based in Kumasi, are now optimising the new-found kit for COVID-19 testing. Daniel Norris Bekoe, KNUST's public relations officer, in a statement to [...]

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