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  • "They should open the schools, absolutely, I think they should. And it's had very little impact on young people," Trump said, although new reports have revealed more young children being hospitalized with respiratory problems.

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday rejected the advice of Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, on how cautious governors and local officials need to be when reopening schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Dr. Mike Ryan, WHO’s top emergencies expert, said that the novel coronavirus lodges in the upper respiratory tract, making it easier to transmit by droplets than related viruses such as SARS or MERS, which are in the lower tract.

    Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious just at the point when they first begin to feel unwell, World Health Organization (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.

  • Overall, the study showed the vaccine was safe and all study participants produced antibodies against the virus.

    Moderna Inc’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine, the first to be tested in the United States, produced protective antibodies in a small group of healthy volunteers, according to very early data released by the biotech company on Monday.

  • “We all feel so helpless. This is an amazing opportunity for me to do something,”...

    U.S. researchers gave the first shots in a first test of an experimental coronavirus vaccine Monday, leading off a worldwide hunt for protection even as the pandemic surges.

  • CHRAJ similarly wants the President or the Inter-Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 to advise the EC on the potential public health risk and safety associated with the planned Voters' Registration.

    The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) wants President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to call the National Identification Authority (NIA) to order following its continuance of the mass Ghana Card registration exercise in the Eastern Region in the face of the outbreak of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana.

  •  Coronavirus: All national service personnel directed to take mandatory paid leave

  • Already, health officials have indicated that identified contacts of an infected person will have to self-isolate.

    With six confirmed cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Ghana, it is likely that there could be localised person to person transmission.

  • According to Rev Wengam, the four-week ban will impact the payments of tithes and offerings of the members of various churches.

    The Lead Pastor of the Cedar Mountain Chapel of the Assemblies of God at East Legon, Reverend Stephen Yenusom Wengam says the ban on all social gatherings in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in Ghana will have a negative impact on the finances of churches.

  • Mr President, the tone and spirit of the circular inviting the district level teams for training almost swept me off my feet.

    Mr President,

    Central Region is in difficult times; demonstrate leadership now or we perish from the scourge of Covid-19.

  • The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons of infection prevention and control commodities.

    The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed has announced that Ghana has this morning received its share of a consignment of medical equipment donated by the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations to help combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • "Yesterday, 17th of March, 24 Chinese were refused entry and also one German, also under the same circumstances..."

    Ghana has denied entry to 31 passengers who tried to enter the country in the last 24-hours after the government announced new measures on travel restrictions to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • This, he said, will be an addition to the adherence of measures rolled out to help contain the spread of the disease that has so far killed more than 11,000 people globally.

    President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has asked all Ghanaians to observe Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 as a national day of fasting and prayer to seek the face of God in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

  • From my video yesterday, I hear what many are saying loud and clear and you are all right - " that 70% of Ghanaians live in Poverty and will suffer no electricity and water and that their hand-to-mouth economy cannot support them in a Lockdown.

    A MOMO Agent saw me today and exclaimed in Twi "Eheeeh Bra Panyin, yesi Yari3 be abaa, 3y3 ampaa?" (To wit - "big brother, I hear there's a new disease in town, is it true?). I had to spend time educating her in my mask. There are many like her!

  • On the contrary, intelligence inertia amongst African security leadership led us to perceive that Africa would be insulated against the virus infection.

    Written By Yaro Kasambata - As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, there have been 938,179 cases and 47,272 death of the Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) around the world making it the largest global pandemic in human history. The virus has wreaked havoc with varying severity in Asia, Middle East, Europe, America and Africa with and has caused massive disruptions to the health, security, safety of people around the world with looming global economic recession.

  • “Your Excellency, I believe we are at that point and there is the need now to exercise that decisive courage”

    Independent presidential candidate, Mr. Marricke Kofi Gane, has called on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to put the country in lockdown following the rising number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country as well as in neighboring countries such as Burkina Faso, Togo, Nigeria, and Ivory Coast.

  • The NDC hereby declares a nationwide 3-day fasting and prayer which is to be observed from our various homes starting Friday, ....

    Ghana’s main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has declared a three-day national fasting and prayer period against the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

  • Two Ghanaian nationals, Mark Oliver Kevor and Emmanuel Akumatey Okrah on Thursday sued the NIA for not halting the Ghana Card registration exercise ...

    The National Identification Authority (NIA) has suspended the ongoing mass registration exercise in the Eastern region.

  • As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020, seven cases had tested positive for the disease in Ghana.

    The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has so far tested 166 samples of suspected cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana since the outbreak.

  • The government of Ghana suspended all public gatherings in the country following the outbreak of Coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in Ghana as of Saturday, March 14, 2020.

    A pastor has been busted at North Suntreso in Kumasi for contravening the ban on social gatherings imposed in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak 9COVID-19) in Ghana.

  • Written By Rachel Schraer & Eleanor Lawrie - Conspiracy theories claiming 5G technology helps transmit coronavirus have been condemned by the scientific community.

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