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COVID-19: AirtelTigo donates 200 Veronica buckets to Ministry of Health

In support of government’s efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus, telecom operator AirtelTigo has donated 200 pieces of veronica buckets to the Ministry...

CSOs ask government to reconsider use of the Heritage fund

Three Civil Society Organisations in the extractive sector have called on the government to seek alternative financial sources to deal with the COVID...
New Data Methods Helping The Government Of Ghana Fight Covid

New data methods helping the Government of Ghana fight COVID-19

Ghana Statistical Services (GSS), Vodafone Ghana, and the Flowminder Foundation are using innovative data science techniques to support the government’s response against COVID-19. The long-standing...
Npa Introduces Lpg Cylinder Recovery Margins Levy

Withdraw Cylinder Recovery Levy now- Association

LPG Marketing Companies Association of Ghana has called for the immediate withdrawal of the new Cylinder Recovery Levy introduced by the National Petroleum Authority...

Increase border surveillance in Northern Ghana-NDF

The Northern Development Forum (NDF) has appealed to the government to increase border vigilance in all the five regions in Northern Ghana to augment...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN helps vulnerable countries fight COVID-19 as Guterres repeats call for global truce

by William M. Reilly The UN system is working to help countries, particularly those in armed conflict, to brace for impact of...
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Gambia gets US$10 million World Bank grant to fight COVID-19

The World Bank has approved a 10 million U.S. dollar grant for Gambia's COVID-19 response. The grant came from the International Development...
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Ghana to produce face masks locally in COVID-19 combat

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has approved the local production of face masks in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak the country. ...
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell hold a joint news conference after a college meeting of the EU executive to discuss Iran crisis, in Brussels, Belgium January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

European nations usher in financial aid measures as global COVID-19 cases top 1 million

As the world fights against COVID-19 onslaught and global confirmed cases rose to over one million, European nations have begun to introduce more financial...

Google releases community mobility reports to help combat COVID-19

Google published an early release of COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports on Friday to provide aggregated, anonymized data in response to stay-at-home policies aimed at...
Employees wearing masks guide customers to follow the tape marks on the floor as authorities called for social distancing amid concerns over the spread of novel coronavirus at a bakery in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan on March 21, 2020. According to the government statistics, the number of confirmed coronavirus patients rose to 534 in Pakistan on Saturday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Kamal)

Wearing masks may help in comprehensive response to COVID-19 – Michael Ryan

A top World Health Organization (WHO) expert said here on Friday that there are certainly circumstances in which the use of masks at community...
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivers a speech in Washington D.C., the United States, Oct. 8, 2019. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

IMF chief warns of recession worse than 2008 global financial crisis

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva warned on Friday of a recession worse than the global financial crisis back in 2008. ...

Practise precautionary protocols after disinfection-DCE

Madam Agnes Anamoo, the District Chief Executive (DCE) for Nabdam, has called on Ghanaians to strictly adhere to the precautionary protocols to avoid contracting...
LAS VEGAS, May 12, 2016 (Xinhua) -- A recovery vehicle and a test sled sit on rails after a propulsion open-air test of Hyperloop One's transportation technology, in Nevada, U.S. May 11, 2016. Hyperloop One stages the first public demonstration of a key component of the startup's futuristic rail transit concept that could one day ferry passengers at near supersonic speeds. (Xinhua/Guo Shuang)

U.S. sheds 701,000 jobs in March, experts say “just the beginning”

U.S. employers cut 701,000 jobs in March, and the unemployment rate soared to 4.4 percent, ending a decade-long streak of job gains, the U.S....

Partial lockdown imposed on Havana’s entertainment district

The Provincial Defense Council in Havana imposed lockdown measures starting Friday evening on Carmelo, a novel coronavirus-hit area in the Vedado district, Cuban daily...

CHRAJ reacts to excesses of COVID-19 Security Task Force

The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) on Friday said the country was not in a conventional war situation for sections of...

Lifestyle weighs more than geography in determining makeup of gut microbiome

Apes in U.S. zoos host bacterial communities in their intestinal tracts that are more similar to those of people who eat a non-Western diet...
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New car registrations in Czech Republic plunge 36 percent in March

The Czech Republic saw a 36 percent year-on-year drop in new passenger car registrations in March mainly because of government restrictions in response to...
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Oil prices jump amid hopes for output cuts

Oil prices extended gains on Friday amid growing expectations that major producers would coordinate efforts to cut production. The West Texas Intermediate...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief reiterates global ceasefire appeal as world fights COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the international community should focus only on the battle against its common enemy of the COVID-19...

Plan Ghana donates GH¢70,000 to COVID-19 Fund and Gender Ministry

Plan International Ghana on Friday donated a cheque for GH¢50,000.00 to the COVID-19 Fund set up by government and GH¢20,000.00 to the Ministry of...
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Egypt pledges support for Italy in confronting COVID-10 pandemic

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday that his country is ready to provide Italy with the possible support to confront the coronavirus pandemic. ...
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)

New study shows critical care capacity insufficient for COVID-19 outbreak in U.S.

A new study published on Friday suggests that COVID-19 will likely overwhelm the existing critical care capacity in the United States. Policies...
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U.S. steps up efforts to develop blood-related therapies for COVID-19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking the lead on national efforts to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational...
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)

Italy’s coronavirus cases near 120,000 with falling trend in new infections

To date, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed 14,681 lives in locked-down Italy. The number of confirmed infections, fatalities and recoveries totaled 119,827 on Friday,...

Coronavirus cases in Egypt nudge 1,000

Egypt confirmed on Friday eight COVID-19 deaths and 120 new cases, the largest daily figures since the outbreak of the infectious disease in the...
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Public-private tensions flare up as 3M hits back at Trump’s DPA order

U.S. President Donald Trump's order asking mask manufacturer 3M Company to cease exporting masks during the coronavirus outbreak will make domestic supplies less available,...

New car registrations in Germany plummet by 38 percent in March

New passenger car registrations in Germany dropped by 38 percent in March to 215,100, compared with the same month last year, the German Association...
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Gold up after March jobs report

Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose on Friday as investors reacted to the March jobs report. ...

WTI crude futures settle sharply higher

U.S. oil prices jumped on Friday. The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for May delivery rose 3.02 U.S. dollars to settle at 28.34...