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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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    COVID-19: Ghana unveils plan to build 90 hospitals within one year

COVID-19: Ghana unveils plan to build 90 hospitals within one year

Ghana has announced plans to build about 90 hospitals within one year in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic. Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, who broke the news in a TV broadcast on Sunday, said one hospital will be built in each of 88 districts while another six will be built in various regions. He added that the country also plans on building infectious disease [...]

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    Ghana records 271 fresh COVID-19 cases in one day — week after lifting lockdown

Ghana records 271 fresh COVID-19 cases in one day — week after lifting lockdown

Ghana recorded 271 new cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours, a week after lifting the lockdown in Accra, the country's capital city, and Kumasi. This is the highest single day toll the country has recorded in the coronavirus outbreak. The cases which were confirmed on Sunday brings the total number of infections in the country to 1,550. In total, Ghana recorded 508 additonal [...]

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    NCDC: 223 COVID-19 patients got infected from unknown sources

NCDC: 223 COVID-19 patients got infected from unknown sources

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 223 of the 873 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country got infected from "unknown sources". This was contained in its situation report of April 22, 2020, published on Thursday, and which covered 25 states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Of the total of 873 cases, 197 persons have been discharged, while 28 deaths [...]

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    COVID-19: Ghana lifts three-week lockdown

COVID-19: Ghana lifts three-week lockdown

Three weeks after Ghana imposed a lockdown in the country as a part of efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, the restriction on movement has been lifted. Nana Akufo-Addo, president of Ghana, announced the lifting of the restrictions in a broadcast on Sunday night while giving an update on the COVID-19 situation in the country. He, however, said other measures such [...]

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    Ghana launches mobile app to track persons with coronavirus symptoms

Ghana launches mobile app to track persons with coronavirus symptoms

Ghana has launched a mobile application which it says is capable of tracking those with coronavirus symptoms. The country launched the application on Monday, few days after Nigeria started a door-to-door search for those with symptoms of the virus. The application, developed  in collaboration with technology experts, was announced at a virtual concert  on Monday. Ursula Owusu, the country's minister of communications, said the [...]

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    ‘50% pay raise for health workers, free water for all’ — Ghana’s relief plan for citizens

‘50% pay raise for health workers, free water for all’ — Ghana’s relief plan for citizens

The Ghanaian government has announced some social intervention measures to ease the burden of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on its citizens and frontline health workers. In a televised address on Sunday, President Nana Akufo-Addo said his government will cover the water bills of its citizens for the months of April, May and June. The government's intervention comes amid complaints that some communities [...]

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    Ghana records 2nd coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 52

Ghana records 2nd coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 52

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana on Tuesday increased from 27 to 52. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Ghanaian health minister, announced that 25 new cases were confirmed among those quarantined. The country's health ministry had announced late Monday that a second patient had also died of the disease. Ghana recorded its first death, a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader who was a resident [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ghana disinfects markets over coronavirus

PHOTOS: Ghana disinfects markets over coronavirus

Ghana is disinfecting all markets in the state capital, Accra, over coronavirus. The action became necessary following the confirmation of over a dozen case in the city. Ghana recorded its first death on Sunday, a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader who was a resident of Kumasi. The disinfection was carried out by the Accra Metropolitan Assembly. Below are photos and video of the exercise. https://twitter.com/AccraMetropolis/status/1242084286620217345?s=20 [...]

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    Ghana records first death from coronavirus

Ghana records first death from coronavirus

Ghana has recorded its first death from coronavirus. Alex Abban, deputy health minister of Ghana, confirmed this development. He said the patient, a 61-year-old Lebanese male trader, was the 11th confirmed case in the country and a resident of Kumasi. The patient was said to have fallen sick and reported himself to a health facility with fever and cough. His test result came back positive [...]

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    Ghana stops two Italians from entering country over coronavirus

Ghana stops two Italians from entering country over coronavirus

The Ghanaian authorities, on Monday, prevented two Italian nationals from entering the country over fears of coronavirus. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Ghana's minister of information, made this known. Italy's death toll and number of confirmed cases is the second-highest in the world -- after mainland China -- where coronavirus broke out in December. Last Tuesday, the country recorded the highest single toll from coronavirus following [...]

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    Coronavirus: Ghana bans travellers from high-risk countries as confirmed cases rise to six

Coronavirus: Ghana bans travellers from high-risk countries as confirmed cases rise to six

The Ghanaian government says people who have been to countries with over 200 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the last 14 days would not be allowed into the country. Kojo Nkrumah, minister of information, announced this on Sunday. Addressing a press conference in Accra, Nkrumah said confirmed cases have now increased  to six "after four more people, all of whom who traveled [...]

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    DUBAWA takes fact-checking to Ghana

DUBAWA takes fact-checking to Ghana

Dubawa, a fact-checking platform and organisation, is set to launch in Ghana on Tuesday. An initiative of the Premium Times Centre Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), DUBAWA was designed to help renew West African journalism through "the promotion of professionalism and the culture of factual public debates that leads to the amplification of truth and accuracy in reporting". Stephanie Adams, the programme officer, announced in [...]

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    ‘Those culpable must be sacked’ — reps probe diversion of Lagos-bound flights to Ghana

‘Those culpable must be sacked’ — reps probe diversion of Lagos-bound flights to Ghana

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the diversion of flights by some airlines to Ghana over their inability to land at the Murtala Muhammad International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. At Tuesday’s plenary session, the lawmakers also asked relevant government agencies and the airlines to refund stranded passengers. TheCable had reported how British Airways, Rwandair, Emirates and Qatar airlines diverted their Lagos-bound flights [...]

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