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  • “My family and I support the hospital but we always do so very privately. But considering the magnitude of what we have in the country today we ..."

    The Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors Mr. Senyo Hosi and his family made a donation to the 37 Military Hospital yesterday in support of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • It is produced from the artemisia plant - the source of an ingredient used in a malaria treatment.

    The president of Tanzania says he will send a plane to Madagascar to import a herbal tonic which has been touted as a cure for coronavirus by the country's president.

  • In Ghana, the negative impact on businesses and the economy as a whole has started. Without the virus, ....

    A few days ago, I posted the following about the Coronavirus:

  • The embassy hopes to resume normal services as soon as circumstances permit.

    The United States Embassy in Ghana has announced the suspension of visa applications services following the positive confirmation of 6 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country in line with the government of Ghana’s effort to contain the spread of the virus by discouraging large gatherings.

  • US Embassy in Ghana suspends visa applications

  • In the Czech Republic, they are actually urging other countries to sew their own masks. They believed the use of masks is a difference-maker and they started a campaign #Masks4All.

    Written Amadu Massally and Claudia Shilumani - Africa has the opportunity to stop the coronavirus by using a strategy many other countries in the world have not used enough.

  • It is even more confusing when this happens in a country with touted credentials as the world’s leading exponent of democracy, emphasising human rights.

    Written By Brig Gen Dan Frimpong (Rtd) - The yell “bunker” by an instructor during our field tactical training in the coldness of winter sent us poor cadets scurrying into the nearest trench, or bunker if there was one immediately available. “Bunker” was the signal for a simulated incoming nuclear strike, and therefore the command to take cover!

  • The economic lessons for Ghana is not to create import substitution industries over-night.

    Written By Cecil Kwashie Adadevoh - The Coronavirus-19 is the pandemic that the rest of the world watched and thought of, unfortunately, as a Chinese epidemic, until fast and large volumes of air travel sent the virus to the rest of the world.

  • With a highly transmissible new variant of the virus surging across Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed a third national lockdown in England - its most populous region - ...

    Britain has now given around 2 million people a COVID-19 vaccination, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday ahead of a ramp-up in the roll-out of the shots on Monday.

  • Our emotions and psychological well-being are tied in with the numbers; When they go up anywhere in the world, we feel scared and unsafe. This is why the numbers coming out of the country’s health authorities make uncomfortable reading.

    COVID-19 is a numbers game. The progress of the pandemic is tracked through numbers – numbers of people infected, the number of recoveries and deaths are the big columns we all look out for every day.

  • If that process can and should be engaged, how is that different from a new voter registration exercise in terms of social distance and hygiene protocols within the context of COVID-19?

    It appears that all across sub-Saharan Africa, general elections are very much a ‘do-or-die affair’ with violence and allegations of rigging as part of the menu. In many cases, beyond the glossy manifestoes and the fine, high-brow speeches, the political parties run along ethnic and/or religious fault lines and ancient, deep-seated animosities easily light up with the spark of the ballot box.

  • In Africa, the number of new cases seems not to be rising. However, in Ghana serological studies that were undertaken by scientists at the University of Ghana have indicated that the prevalence rate of the virus in the general population is about 20%.

    “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds; justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.” Anne Rice in The Vampire Lestat

  • As I write, some establishments have even asked their employees to commence some weeks of leave without pay. But then, usually, during or after a crisis like the one we are witnessing, new businesses will ...

    Written By Prof. Peter Quartey - "Initially, I declined making comments, primarily because I have never witnessed a health pandemic of this nature before. However, after much promptings, I dug into my finance theories bags, and came up with the following comments/forecasts:

  • Recently, I saw thousands of people gathered at political rallies to meet and listen to the President of the Republic and other presidential candidates who were touring the country to campaignfor votes. It is sad to note that the protocols of social distancing and mandatory wearing of nose masks were mostly not adhered to ...

    Written By By Jerry A. Fianyo - Since theemergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the entire world has been thrown into a complete state of turmoil. Even the developed world, armed with all the sophisticated technological advancement in healthcare, hashad a herculean task containing the pandemic on their shores.

  • No one can tell or predict, with even global systems that have worked reliably over the years, how and when this Covid-19 pandemic will slow down or be completely eradicated.

    Written By Raymond Tuvi - The alarming rate at which the deadly coronavirus is virtually eating up all aspects of social life on earth is compelling all to reconsider what really matters in our relations with each other and with our Creator.

  • We will end by reminding readers that this war against COVID-19 is not a sprint. If the data and science are to be trusted, we are in this for the long haul and the longer this lasts the more the pressure is going to be put on our collective mental health.

    Over seven decades ago Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung stated that “about a third of my cases are suffering from no clinically definable neurosis, but from the senselessness and emptiness of their lives. This can be defined as the general neurosis of our times.” By definition, neurosis is a relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behaviour, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality.

  • Africa’s rich resources still represent opportunity, including a wealth of natural gas waiting to be discovered

    Written By NJ Ayuk - It isn’t breaking news that the world is currently on “lock-down mode.” Around the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has made conditions dire and triggered global economic shutdowns.

  • Social responsibilities of businesses or the affluent are drawn from the amount of social power that they have. To sum it; to whom much is given, much is expected.

    Written By King Nobert - There has not been anytime like this where Ghanaians have high expectations from companies and people of affluence to show they care.

  • We just heard that the government has given you money to pay us and you have given that money back to the government saying it is your cooperate social responsibility.

    The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has justified the motivation behind a GH₵250,000 donation to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund after it was criticised for its charity despite its high indebtedness to health service providers across the country.

  • It is a crying shame that 60-plus years into self-government, we have Ghanaians who still rely on pit and pan latrines. In a country where every MP, every Minister, every party or state functionary and every pastor goes around in V8, this is a shame indeed.

    The dreaded pandemic means many things to many people. For me, the picture of Black Cuban doctors arriving in Italy in response to an SOS from this European country of white men and women, was a moment of triumph for the Negro Race.

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