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  • The four new cases are from the regular surveillance in the general population.

    Ghana's Coronavirus case count has increased to 136 confirmed cases from the 132 recorded on Thursday.

  • The loan, a total of GH₵600 million, will have a one year moratorium and two-year repayment period.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced a soft loan scheme for micro, small and medium scale businesses.

  • Commenting on the president’s dismissal of Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah, he said he was ignorant of the legal consequences.

    The Managing Director of the State Transport Company (STC), Nana Akomea, has stated that Hon. Carlos Ahenkorah’s decision to visit voter registration centres in his constituency on the heels of his positive Covid-19 test was a flawed one.

  • He also mentioned Ablekuma, Okaikwei South and North, Ashiaman and Adenta areas as well as the Ga Central Municipality as places of concern.

    The Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi Regions remain the two major hotspot regions of COVID-19 cases in Ghana.

  • He said: "In view of our ability to undertake aggressive contact tracing of infected persons, the enhancement of our capacity to test, the expansion in the numbers of our treatment and isolation centres, our better understanding of the dynamism of the virus, ...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has announced that the three-week partial lockdown on Greater Accra, Kasoa and Greater Kumasi will be lifted at 1 am on Monday, April 20, 2020.

  • The statement added that "The President will during this precautionary self-isolation period, be working from the Presidential Villa at the Jubilee House, Accra"

    In compliance with Covid-19 protocols President Akufo-Addo is voluntarily observing the mandatory 14-day self-isolation prescription after an individual within his inner circle tested positive for the virus.

  • Instead of self-medicating with dexamethasone, let us do the three things that have been shown to reduce the transmission of the SARS-COV-2 virus - social distance, wash your hands and wear a face mask.

    Written By Dr Nana Dadzie Ghansah - Self-medication, classically defined as "the taking of drugs, herbs or home remedies on one's initiative, or on the advice of another person, without consulting a doctor," is a public health problem seen all over the world.
    In Ghana, it is estimated that one in every two Ghanaians is known to self-medicate with drugs obtained from pharmacies or herbal remedies from traditional healers.

  • What would one have done without these dedicated medical personnel at these critical times? The coronavirus has taken the world and indeed our nation by surprise. No one saw it ...

    The unforgotten ones. Silent and hardly thought about. The news gets focused on the infected, the fatally ill, the dead and the survivors, but hardly on those who get swamped each day, each hour, working tirelessly to save these lives.
    The world and, particularly, those of us here in Ghana will do well to stop a minute to celebrate all our frontline medical workers, from doctors to nurses, to pharmacists and all ancillary workers in hospitals and clinics both private and public.

  • She explained that following the lockdown directive and the subsequent closure of the airport, they were unable to return home.

    About 100 South African nationals who were in Ghana on short stays were Monday repatriated back home.

  • The isolation centres are full while we keep recording more new cases. Remember we have peaked but we’re still peaking.

    Written By Romeo Dowokpor - Tell me why God should bless our homeland Ghana. You, tell me. Yes, tell me.

  • And we must know that whatever happens, healthcare provision in Ghana would never be the same again post this pandemic

    “The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.” -John F. Kennedy

  • I am so intrigued by the backlash and he so deserves all he is getting for being so irresponsible as a leader. But the focus of this piece is not on the one being crucified now by Ghanaians but the ones pointing the accusing fingers.

    Written By Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor - It’s big news that a sitting Member of Parliament representing Tema West constituency and the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry in Ghana, Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, who tested positive for COVID-19 was found at some registrations centres (when he was supposed to be in isolation) and has received massive backlash from all Ghanaians including the President of Ghana.

  • Both the incumbent and the opposition have had their flaws in their bid to be in the good books of the citizens. They are always at each other's throat as to who is more knowledgeable in the management of the disease.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to its knees. It has perforated every facet of life without mercy. It has thrown all the beautiful visions the world had for this year out of gear.

  • Today, the race to find a vaccine against COVID-19 is on and again human trials will be required. We hope that this time, Africa redeems itself and fully plays its part in the writing of history.

    “My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has made me better equipped to face the present.” ― Steve Goodier

  • Our politicians who can mobilise so many millions of cedis for campaign; this is the time to stand up and be counted.

    Written By Dr Patrick Amoah Bekoe - Pandemics and epidemics have generally changed the course of history of the world. From the Prehistoric epidemic which annihilated the whole city of Hamin Mangha in North Eastern China (Circa 3000 B.C.) through the Plague of Justinian (AD. 541-542), which killed over 25 million in Europe to the HIV/AIDS pandemic which at its peak in 2005 to 2012 killed over 36 million, the world has never been the same after the outbreak of these epidemics and pandemics.
    In most cases, this has led to new frontiers in medical research and enhanced both national and cross-border unity.

  • Nine samples were taken from individuals who had no travel history, who are believed to have acquired the infection locally.

    Scientists at the University of Ghana have obtained critical data about the genetic composition of the COVID-19 strains in Ghana.

  • In a joint briefing online with doctors at Shanghai hospital, the Africa CDC said that in comparison to the rest of the world there were very few treatments happening on the continent.

    The Africa Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has outlined some of the trials going on for Covid-19 treatment and vaccination in Africa.

  • The Caribbean island has sent its “armies of white robes” to disaster sites around the world largely in poor countries since its 1959 revolution. Its doctors were ....

    Communist-run Cuba said it dispatched a brigade of doctors and nurses to Italy for the first time this weekend to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus at the request of the worst-affected region Lombardy.

  • Remdesivir, which previously failed as a treatment for Ebola, is being tried against COVID-19 because it is designed to disable the mechanism by which certain viruses make copies of themselves and potentially overwhelm their host’s immune system.

    The top U.S. infectious disease official said Gilead Sciences Inc’s experimental antiviral drug remdesivir will become the standard of care for COVID-19 after early results from a key clinical trial on Wednesday showed it helped patients recover more quickly from the illness caused by the coronavirus.

  • Throughout all these explanations, the country was nevertheless not served with any data-backed models to enable independent researchers and other critical observers analyse the totality of the situation for themselves.

    On 19th April, 2020, the President of Ghana announced to Ghanaians that he was, effective from 20th April, lifting the “partial lockdown” imposed on the country since 30th March, 2020.

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