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Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, on Feb. 10, 2020. The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that an advance squad of the WHO-led team of international experts had already arrived in China to lay the groundwork for the rest of team members who will cooperate with their Chinese counterparts against the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Chen Junxia)

WHO says novel coronavirus not manipulated or constructed

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All available evidence to date suggests that the novel coronavirus, which has caused the ongoing pandemic, has a natural animal origin and is not...
ECOWAS

COVID-19 FIGHT: WAHO assures continued medical supplies for West African states

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The statutory health body for the West African sub-region has allayed the fears of a possible shortage of medical supplies in the sub-region amid...
Director General Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Qu Dongyu

Don’t let COVID-19 become a hunger game – FAO

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Mr QU Dongyu, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous strains on...
Ue Chiefs Urged To Join Fight Against Covid

UE Chiefs urged to join fight against COVID-19

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Naba Paul Agoo, the Chief of Zaare Traditional area, in the Bolgatanga Municipality of the Upper East Region, has called on traditional leaders in...
Security

Security up as restriction of movements enters day four

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The Ghana Police Service and personnel of the Ghana Armed Forces on Thursday scale-up roadblocks and check points to enforce restrictions and movements...
Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton

Paramount Chief of Tumu donates to fight COVID-19

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Kuoro Richard Babini Kanton IV, Paramount Chief of the Tumu Traditional Area in the Sissala East Municipality has donated a sum of GH¢2,000 to...
Bolgatanga Navrongo Road

Drivers appeal for police post on Bolgatanga-Navrongo Road

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Some drivers on the Bolgatanga-Navrongo stretch of the road in the Upper East Region have appealed to government to establish a police post along...
Ifc Supports New Crystal Health Services To Expand Its Operations

IFC supports New Crystal Health Services to expand its operations

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on Thursday announced a 2.5 million-dollar investment in New Crystal Health Services...
Addro Donates Ppes To West Mamprusi Health Directorate

ADDRO donates PPEs to West Mamprusi Health Directorate

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The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) with funding from Comic Relief has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the West Mamprusi...
Church Fire

Fire consumes Ho Central Assemblies of God Church

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Fire Wednesday evening destroyed the auditorium of the Central Assemblies of God Church in Ho, destroying furniture and musical instruments among other things. ...
Ghana Immigration Service

Furnish GIS with information to aid contact tracing – Landlords urged

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The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has appealed to all property owners and landlords to immediately furnish the Service with...
Navy

Two persons intercepted by Navy, community over COVID-19 in Tema

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Community members of Tema Manhean and the Ghana Navy have intercepted two persons believed to have sneaked into the harbour city illegally as...
Covid

Parliament approves US$35 million to finance COVID-19 Response Project

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Parliament has approved 35 million dollars Financing Agreement between the Government and the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the Ghana COVID-19 Emergency...
GOIL

GOIL adjust work schedule over COVID-19 Pandemic

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GOIL Company Limited on Thursday announced its COVID-19 operational schedules in conformity with World Health Organisation and National Health Protocols towards the...
Npa Introduces Lpg Cylinder Recovery Margins Levy

NPA introduces LPG Cylinder Recovery Margins levy

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The National Petroleum Authority (NPA) on Thursday said the newly introduced levy or Cylinder Recovery Margin is to support stakeholders in the supply chain...
Newmont Ghana

Newmont Ghana gives US$ 100,000 to support fight against coronavirus

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Newmont Ghana has allocated an amount of US$100,000.00 to support the health sector in the fight to minimize the spread of the...
Covid

Office of Vice President donates PPE to combat COVID-19

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Alhaji Ismaela Ibrahim, the Director of Operations at the Office of the Vice President, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to frontline workers...
Social Methodist Covid

COVID-19: Methodist Church donates to four institutions

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The Leadership of the Methodist Church, Ghana has donated assorted items to four institutions to help the fight against the spread of the...
A view of Jerusalem's Old City | Photo: Reuters/Ronen Zvulun

Israel injects US$179 million to aid hi-tech industry amid coronavirus pandemic

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Israel's Ministry of Finance approved an immediate injection of 650 million new shekels (178.5 million U.S. dollars) to aid the Israeli hi-tech industry which...
European Union

Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic broke the law by refusing refugees

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Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke the law of the European Union (EU) by refusing to relocate refugees during the migrant crisis in...
A poster calling on more hand washing instead of purchasing masks is seen at a pharmacy in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 3, 2020. Germany's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 188 on Tuesday from 150 a day earlier, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Germany registers 6,156 new cases of COVID-19, 140 deaths over past day

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Germany registered 6,156 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 140 deaths over the past day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Thursday. ...
OPEC logo is pictured ahead of an informal meeting between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Algiers, Algeria September 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo

OPEC daily basket price plunges to US$16.87 per barrel

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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) daily basket price dropped to 16.87 U.S. dollars a barrel on Wednesday, compared with 22.61 dollars...
Covid

Full text of joint open letter from world political parties concerning closer international cooperation...

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The Communist Party of China and more than 230 political parties from over 100 countries issued a joint open letter Thursday, calling for carrying...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Zambia records first COVID-19 death

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Zambia on Thursday recorded its first death from COVID-19 as the number of cases increased. The deceased had been receiving treatment in...
Photo taken on Sept. 15, 2015 shows Boko Haram militant camps set ablaze by Nigerian troops, in Borno State, Nigeria. According to Nigeria's Army Spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the rescued women and children were freed from Boko Haram's bondage during an operation on Tuesday morning. (Xinhua/Dare Sholarin)

Multinational force launches attack on Boko Haram in Nigeria, Lake Chad region

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A multinational force comprising troops from Nigeria, Chad, and Niger, said on Thursday they have launched a new joint operation to root out terror...
kidnapped in Nigeria

Fallen truck kills 6 in Nigeria’s commercial hub

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A truck that fell on a moving vehicle in Nigeria's commercial hub, Lagos, killed six people and injured one, according to local authorities on...
People wear masks as they walk in Milan, Italy, Feb. 24, 2020. Six people have died and 222 have tested positive for the novel coronavirus nationwide in Italy, Angelo Borrelli, chief of Civil Protection Department and Extraordinary Commissioner for the Coronavirus Emergency, told a press conference at 6 p.m. local time on Monday. (Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

Why is COVID-19 deadlier in Italy than elsewhere?

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As the worldwide coronavirus outbreak enters a new month, official statistics show that the pandemic is deadlier in Italy than in any other country. Some...
Eritrea-Djibouti Map of Border Dispute Over Ras Doumeira

Eritrea enforces 21-day lockdown to contain spread of COVID-19

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The Eritrea Ministry of Information (MoI) announced on Thursday a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Red Sea nation. ...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 1000 GMT, April 2

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The following are the latest updates on the COVID-19 global confirmed cases in hardest-hit countries by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at...
Former prime minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, seen here in 2010, has been declared Somalia's new president. (Farah Abdi Warsameh / The Associated Press)

Somali president pardons 148 prisoners to contain spread of COVID-19

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Somali President Mohamed Farmajo on Thursday pardoned 148 prisoners as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus in the country. ...