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  • The Ashanti Region, as at Monday, May 11, recorded 307 new cases, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 662.

    The Obuasi Township in the Ashanti Region has recorded 272 cases of the Coronavirus disease, making it a hotspot for the disease.

  • The dispute over masks is escalating as the state again recorded new high numbers of daily confirmed cases and people hospitalized with COVID-19. The number of people in hospitals rose to more than 2,200 on Wednesday, while confirmed infections leaped by more than 3,400, bringing the state total to 104,000.

    Atlanta's mayor says she will sign an executive order mandating masks in Georgia's largest city Wednesday, defying Gov. Brian Kemp's decision to strongly encourage but not require face coverings.

  • A petition signed by the committee chairman, Mr Hayford Mensah Tetteh said the school's community saw the decision as one that posed imminent danger to the host community ...

    The Welfare Committee of the St Augustines College in Cape Coast has officially petitioned the Central Regional Coordinating Council to reconsider using the college as an isolation and or quarantine centre for COVID 19 patients.

  • Considering that on average, the lag time between the taking of samples and the communication of test results in Ghana is approximately seven days, it can be implied that a person who is sampled and later confirmed as positive could cause the transfer of the infection to at least 40 people before he receives his test results and is put in mandatory isolation especially if they are symptomless.

    Having fought many viruses for a career, Peter Piot after fighting off COVID-19 opined, “Many people think COVID-19 kills 1% of patients, and the rest get away with some flu-like symptoms. But the story gets more complicated. Many people will be left with chronic kidney and heart problems. Even their neural system is disrupted. There will be hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, possibly more, who will need treatments such as renal dialysis for the rest of their lives”.

  • African researchers meeting this week must devise ways the continent’s economy can do even better than before the coronavirus pandemic hit

    Since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic in March 2020, countries, societies, and individuals have struggled to respond to the pandemic’s devastation of health systems, economies, trade, and human wellbeing. While Africa has been spared the pandemic’s harshest health impacts, it has absorbed a heavy economic burden.

  • This virus hitches rides on droplets. We need to mask. We need to physically distance. We need to keep our hands clean. Any shortcut, and we miss out on the benefits from any sacrifice.

    The number builds. We have lost more people than we thought we would lose. Just when we have begun to fix our focus on getting back to some kind of normal, this disease seems to further deepen its trenches along the frontline. The virus is freely jumping across all the defenses we have sacrificed to put up. And seems to pick whom it pleases. It crosses class, tribal, political lines. No one is safe.

  • The UN stance might be due to the fragile and complex relationship between two of its veto-wielding, permanent members, the United States (US) and China.

    Written By Dr G. Koryoe Anim-Wright - On March 21, 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19, the President announced the closure of the country’s borders, effective midnight on Sunday, March 22.

  • "Fellow Ghanaians, at this current rate, where-by thirteen (13) out of the sixteen (16) regions have recorded active cases, our healthcare infrastructure will be overwhelmed. If this situation continues, it will severely undermine the efforts Government is making to revitalize the economy, and put our nation back onto the path of progress and prosperity, following the ravages of the pandemic.

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that personnel of the Ghana Police Service, and if need be other security agencies will join in, to strictly enforce the Covid-19 health and safety protocols to stem the spread of the disease in the country.

  • “It is not possible to ascertain from whom the Prince caught the virus owing to the high number of engagements he carried out in his public role during recent weeks,” Clarence House said.

    Prince Charles, the 71-year-old heir to the British throne, has tested positive for coronavirus but is in good health and is now self isolating in Scotland.

  • Large crowds have been gathering during the election campaign in Burundi, which has no lockdown measures in place at all, unlike many other African nations.

    Burundi is expelling the national head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and three members of his team as it prepares for a presidential election that is being held next week despite concern about health risks during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • According to Oppong Nkrumah, government would examine the observed impact, the recommendations that are being made, the implications and commence preparations for laying same before parliament.

    President Akufo-Addo is to lead a three-day meeting of Cabinet to examine data gathered so far on the impact of the #Covid-19 disease across all governance sectors in Ghana.

  • Over 13,000 people across the United States have been diagnosed with the illness called COVID-19 and 200 have died, with the largest numbers so far in Washington state, New York and California.

    California issued an unprecedented statewide “stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hit 200.

  • The Ad5-nCoV is one of China’s eight vaccine candidates approved for human trials at home and abroad for the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The shot also won approval for human testing in Canada.

    China’s military has received the greenlight to use a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics (6185.HK) after clinical trials proved it was safe and showed some efficacy, the company said on Monday.

  • “The disproportionate impact appears to be attributable to preexisting conditions — high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and inadequate access to health care — that make African Americans more vulnerable to the disease. But ...

    The White House coronavirus task force is seeking to get ahead of the growing debate over how it's responding to racial disparities in coronavirus deaths -- particularly the much higher numbers and percentages in black communities compared to states as a whole.

  • Germany is one of the hardest-hit countries in the world, with more than 23,000 people who have tested positive, according to data from ....

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has made the decision to self-quarantine in her home after having contact with a doctor who tested positive for the coronavirus, making her the latest world leader to take precautions after possible exposure to the rapidly spreading disease.

  • Now with COVID-19, a new world order is about to emerge. One could envisage a reversal of open to enclosed office spaces for white-collar work considering social distancing as a key protocol to be observed.

    Change has come to our world. The game changer is COVID-19. When the history of this pandemic comes to be penned down, it is not only the health challenges it brought the people of the world that would be highlighted.

  • “This thing ain’t working the same on everybody. It’s really having an effect on the black community … and Hispanic community because of poverty and systematic racism.”

    With the coronavirus pandemic infecting and killing black people in the United States at a disproportionately high rate, basketball legend Charles Barkley said on Saturday night that the health crisis is a “wake-up call” for him and the black community to push for better health care and dieting.

  • Experimental COVID-19 treatments to go ahead in China as it grapples with imported cases from neighbouring Russia.

    China has approved early-stage human tests for two experimental coronavirus vaccines as it battles to contain imported cases and prevent a second wave of COVID-19.

  •  China recorded three new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 23, following the first day with no new cases since the outbreak began, the National Health Commission (NHC) said in a statement on Sunday.

  • “Regretfully, in addition to the raging coronavirus, a political virus is also spreading in the United States. This political virus is using every opportunity to attack and smear China,” said Wang, who is also China’s foreign minister.

    The United States should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday.

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