USA delivers critical medical supplies to boost Ghana’s Covid-19 testing capacity

The United States of America (USA) has supported Ghana’s fight against Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, with medical supplies to boost testing in Ghana. On Friday, April 24, 2020, a U.S. Air Force C-130J aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing in Ramstein Air Base, Germany arrived at Kotoka International Airport to deliver medical supplies to the government of Ghana. The delivery included approximately 2,500 kilograms of medical cargo and supplies provided by the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit Three (NAMRU-3) Ghana Detachment. The medical supplies included ribonucleic…

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We Must Unite To Fight COVID-19 – Kwesi Pratt

Editor-in-Chief of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has called for a collective effort from all Ghanaians to fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Kwesi Pratt Jnr. was worried about the attitude of some citizens who might have relaxed on their efforts in addressing the pandemic and preventing mass transmission of the virus. Although disagreeing with President Akufo-Addo for lifting restrictions on movement, he called on every individual in the country to be a responsible citizen and adhere to all the safety protocols to fight the disease.…

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Ghana’s Covid-19 cases rise above 1500

Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have now moved above 1500 as 271 more persons have been infected by the novel coronavirus, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed, Sunday. According to the Service, one more person lost the battle against Covid-19 taking the country’s death toll to 11. Twenty-one more persons who got infected by the novel coronavirus have recovered moving an initial count of 134 recoveries to 155. Two days ago, Oti Region debuted on the charts with 13 new cases, according to figures supplied by the Service on its Covid-19 website.…

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Shatta Wale Praises Stonebwoy For ‘Anloga Junction’ Album

Ghanaian dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, popularly known as Shatta Wale has shown some love to Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy on the launch of his latest album called ‘Anloga Junction’. The Dancehall musician took to his Instagram page to appreciate the hard work of his ‘blood brother’ Stonebwoy. He shared a copy of the album cover and invited his fans to support Stonebwoy by getting a copy. “Grab a copy now !!!! Big up to my own blood brother Bhim president.” Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were some time back…

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Building 94 hospitals within a year is impossible – Prof. Bokpin

Economist and Professor of Finance at the University of Ghana Business School has stated that government’s promise to construct 94 new hospitals within a year is impossible. Godfred Alufar Bokpin explained that the reeling effect of Covid-19 on the economy will make this the materialization of this plan very difficult. “Are we in the position to absorb such a massive cost? Particularly from one sector, health? During the pandemic, we were living from hand to mouth and whatever we were collecting by way of tax revenue was essentially just wages…

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Meeting Was Normal Work — EC But NDC Thinks Otherwise

The Electoral Commission (EC) says its meeting at the City Escape Hotel in Accra is a normal meeting of the commission with its directors. “It is an in-house meeting of directors which we hold three times in a year as part of our operations,” it said. Speaking in an interview with the Daily Graphic, a Deputy Chairperson of the EC in charge of Corporate Services, Dr Bossman Asare, explained that the meeting could have taken place at the EC’s headquarters. He said the EC chose to relocate the meeting to…

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Liberia’s Justice Minister Tests Positive For Coronavirus

The health authorities in Liberia have announced that Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean has tested positive for Covid-19 and was receiving treatment in a hospital outside the capital, Monrovia. Mr Dean is quoted in the independent FrontPage Africa newspaper as saying late Sunday night he had been informed by Dr Musoko Fallah, head of the National Public Health Institute (NPHIL), that his Covid-19 test results came back positive. “I am hopeful,” Mr Dean is quoted as saying by the FrontPage Africa newspaper.  “The doctors at the 14 Military Hospital are…

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