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  • Officials of the company, led by Mr Du Honglai, the Project Manager, were at the Jubilee House last Monday to present the cheque, which was received by the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the fund, Justice Sophia Akuffo.

    The China International Water and Electric Corporation has presented a cheque for GH¢800,000 to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund to support its activities.

  • Chinese companies and researchers have been allowed to test eight vaccine candidates in humans at home and abroad, making China a major front-runner in the race to develop a shot against the virus that has killed nearly 500,000 people globally.

    China National Biotec Group (CNBG) said on Sunday that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine candidate suggested it could be safe and effective, the second vaccine candidate from the firm to show encouraging results in a clinical trial.

  • Both the virus that causes SARS and the virus responsible for COVID-19 belong to the same overarching family of coronaviruses. Researchers in China discovered that the ...

    What do malaria and COVID-19 have in common? On the surface, not much. But according to early research, an old malaria drug called chloroquine might also work for the new coronavirus.

  • Written By Dr. Samuel Ganyaglo - Water is life – no doubt, we all know this to be true and the current COVID19 pandemic brings it into sharp focus. Achieving universal access to safe drinking water is still a major challenge in most parts of the world especially Sub-Saharan Africa. The link between safe drinking water, human health and well being has been well established.

  • Written By Rev. Aidan Kwame Ahaligah, Ph.D. -  Since China reported its first cases of the unexplained low respiratory infections in Wuhan, on December 31, 2019, 197 countries and territories as of the time of writing have recorded more than three million infections of what the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses calls SARS-Cov-2. The disease that SARS-Cov-2 causes is what has been termed COVID-19.

  • The 37 members of the Tigers football team marks nearly one-third of the roster. Clemson has 120 players on its roster for the 2020 season, including three from the Tampa Bay area.

    The Clemson University athletics department has been transparent with how the coronavirus is affecting its staff and student-athletes, and that continued Friday.

  • Although the university has urged caution when it comes to mapping out a firm timeline for when the vaccine -- called ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 -- would be in development, a best-case scenario could see for the vaccine’s efficacy determined by fall 2020.

    The first patients have been enrolled in human trials for a coronavirus vaccine at the historic University of Oxford after the U.K.’s Health Secretary said the country would be “throwing everything” behind the project.

  • According to the Unions, an already bad situation has been compounded by the Electoral Commission visiting campuses to register students, thereby breaching the COVID-19 protocols the more.

    Four pre-tertiary education unions in Ghana are demanding the closure of schools in order to avert the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

  • Meanwhile, for the second time in two weeks, some frustrated parents went to the Accra Girls’ SHS) yesterday, demanding that the school authorities should allow them to send their children home, ....

    The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, has said it will be disastrous for the government to close down senior high schools (SHSs) and send students back home for fear that they will contract the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • “I also tested positive for COVID-19, which blew me away," he says in the video. "I was what they call asymptomatic. I didn't have any symptoms, the classic symptoms.”

    Comedian D.L. Hughley announced he tested positive for COVID-19 after collapsing onstage during a performance in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • In New York City, African Americans and Latinos are two times more likely to be hospitalized and to die from COVID than white Americans, according to local officials' figures.

  • The GHS did not mention that the 61-year-old male trader travelled into the country with the disease.

    Ghana's Coronavirus confirmed cases has increased to 11. One of the two new cases involves a 61-year-old Lebanese male national, who is a trader and resident in Kumasi.

  • Confirmed coronavirus cases in Ghana rise to 19

    Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana rises to nineteen (19)

  • More than half of the 50 U.S. states have reported infections, including the first cases in Virginia, Connecticut and Iowa, as well as the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico, documented on Sunday.

    Older Americans, especially those with chronic medical concerns, should probably avoid big social gatherings and airline flights, given the rapid spread of coronavirus, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday, as investors braced for another volatile week in financial markets.

  • We have had to pause and ask ourselves, “for a disease where avoiding infection relies more on personal and social behaviours, is community spread a concern in our society? In this, we have concluded that many of the behaviours we are supposed to adapt to stay safe are not our default predisposition.

    Victor Hugo argues in Les Misérables that “teach the ignorant as much as you can; society is culpable in not providing free education for all and it must answer for the night which it produces. If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but he who causes the darkness.”

  • Additionally, Mr Ofori-Atta stated that the government transferred an amount of GH¢50.2 million to 400,000 beneficiaries under the the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme.

    The Minister of Finance, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta has disclosed that dry food packs and hot cooked meals distributed by the government to mitigate the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic cost GH¢54.3 million.

  • I expect him to emerge out of the present crisis with a radical economic and social blueprint that will cause Ghana to look within for solutions, determined to build its own factories.

    Greatness often emerges out of crisis.
    From the ashes of social upheavals and epidemic and natural disasters, great economic policies, often, are shaped.

  • Perhaps the most vivid imagery created in my mind happened when in reporting the first case of COVID-19 in the Upper West Region, the Regional Minister, in sombre reflection, announced at a news conference that “the virginity of the Upper West Region with regard to COVID-19 has been broken”.

    Written By Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo - COVID-19 seemed a faraway disease when it emerged in Wuhan in December 2019.

  • WHO and partners launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator to speed up the development, production and equitable access to COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

    The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete actions to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, as researchers around the world race to find effective protection against the virus.

  • Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the investigational antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in adults and children hospitalized with severe disease. While there is limited information known about the safety and effectiveness of using remdesivir to treat people in the hospital with COVID-19, the investigational drug was shown in a clinical trial to shorten the time to recovery in some patients.

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