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Free electricity for lifeline consumers; 50% reduction for others – President

Government will fully absorb the electricity bills for all lifeline consumers for the next three months, beginning April, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo,...
President Nana Akufo Addo

President extends partial lockdown of Accra, Kumasi by one week

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has extended the restriction on movements in Accra and Kumasi by one more week beginning 0100 Hours, Monday, April...
Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM)

Cerebrospinal meningitis kills at least 37 in Ghana

At least 37 Ghanaians have died from Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) with 223 cases confirmed in Ghana, local officials have said. Parliament Majority...
World Bank

World Bank report says Sub-Saharan Africa to face first recession in 25 years

The coronavirus outbreak would have a devastating impact in Sub-Saharan Africa and would lead to the region's first recession in 25 years, according to...

Boeing mulling plan to cut 10 percent workforce

U.S. airplane giant Boeing Company is mulling a plan to cut about 10 percent of its workforce amid the fallout caused by COVID-19, U.S....

Maradona ‘hopeful’ of staying on as Gimnasia boss

Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona has revealed a desire to extend his contract as head coach of Gimnasia La Plata. The 59-year-old...

Kenya rugby season canceled as COVID-19 crisis bites

Kenya's domestic rugby season was canceled on Thursday in the latest sporting casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic. In a statement issued...
National Democratic Congress (NDC)

NDC donates to aid fight against COVID-19, CSM in Upper West

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has donated some Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and medicines to the Upper West Regional Health Directorate to aid...
Market Closure

Korle-Klottey Municipal Assembly announces closure of CMB Market

The Korele-Klottey Municipal Assembly on Thursday announced that the Cocoa Marketing Board (CMB) Market in Accra will be closed from midnight on Thursday due...

Motor King Ltd supports COVID-19 fight in Northern region

Motor King Limited, has donated 50 Veronica buckets with supporting metal stands and a cash amount of GHS10,000.00 to the Northern Regional Coordinating Council...
Lockdown Feeding

COVID-19: Gov’t expands feeding of needy citizens outreach in lockdown areas

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, has expanded its outreach to feed more needy and...

Keda Ghana Ceramics supports fight against COVID-19

Keda Ghana Ceramics Company Limited, producers of Twyford Ceramic Tiles in the Shama District has donated some sanitary items worth hundreds of cedis to...
Social Corps Donation

Honorary Consular Corps in Ghana donates equipment to security services

The Honorary Consular Corps of Ghana on Thursday presented safety equipment to the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Police Service (GPS)...
Archbishop Bonaventure

COVID-19 has reduced immorality – Archbishop Bonaventure

The Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, the Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, says the COVID-19 pandemic, although it has been detrimental to the world...
Company Awards

Harlequin Oil and Gas adjudged local content company of the Year 2020

Harlequin Oil and Gas (HOG), a leading fully Ghanaian owned Fabrication, Hydraulics, and General Engineering Services Company, has been adjudged “Local Content Achievement...
Dr Sheikh Dr Amin Bonsu

COVID-19 – Dr Bonsu calls for effective collaboration with herbal practitioners

Dr Sheikh Amin Bonsu, Chief Executive Officer of Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital, has called on the government to effectively collaborate with herbal and...

Upper West branch of GRNMA appeals for donations to health facilities

The Upper West Regional branch of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) has appealed to individuals and organisations to make donations to...

COVID-19: African Development Bank unveils $10 billion Response Facility

The African Development Bank Group has announced the creation of the COVID-19 Response Facility to assist regional member countries in fighting the pandemic. The Facility...

Obedience will save us from COVID -19 pandemic-Bank Manager

Oheneba Kofi Osei-Mensah, Bibiani Branch Manager of the Opportunity International Savings and Loans Ltd, has described the current COVID -19 pandemic spread in the...
Dr Kofi Konadu Apraku

Dr. Apraku donates GHC50,000.00 to COVID-19 Fund

Dr. Kofi Konadu Apraku, Commissioner for Macro-Economic Policy and Economic Research at the ECOWAS Commission based in Abuja-Nigeria, has donated GHC50,000.00 to Ghana's COVID-19...
Financial Crisis

COVID-19 control: Sunyani Municipal Assembly in financial crisis

The deadly Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) control has placed a huge financial burden on the Sunyani East Municipal Assembly, as people in locked-down areas...

Takoradi CCC spends GHC 40, 000.00 on Sanitizers and foodstuffs in support of COVID-19...

Brother Dr. Owusu Asiamah, the Overseer of the Takoradi Central Church of Christ has added his voice to the call on Ghanaians to abide...
Social Nbssi Covid

NBSSI/Mastercard Foundation supports businesses

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) partners Mastercard Foundation, to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups in Ghana during...

COVID-19: UN celebrates nurses and midwives

Mr Antonio Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General has lauded nurses and midwives for working round the clock and putting their lives at risk,...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

WHO urges global solidarity as rising COVID-19 infection keeps hitting economy

As the global tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.5 million on Wednesday, several governments stepped up anti-epidemic measures, notably extended wide-scale lockdown, despite the...
Tourists are seen at a dock in Sydney, Australia, March 10, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Australia has reached 100, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Bai Xuefei)

Australians told to spend Easter holidays at home

Australians have been told to spend the upcoming Easter holidays at home, despite the number of new COVID-19 cases flattening. The country...
Photo taken on April 2, 2020 shows the empty Champs-Elysees in Paris, France. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Xinhua/Tang Ji)

Latest count of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide at 0500 GMT, April 9

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...
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)

COVID-19 cases in Germany up 4,974, deaths up 246

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany rose by 4,974 over the past 24 hours to 108,202 on Thursday, according to data from...
[EPA]Australian Federal Treasurer addresses nation's economic performance

Australian Treasurer rules out early lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

Australia's Treasurer has shot down calls from business leaders for the government to lift social distancing measures. Josh Frydenberg said on Thursday...
Community workers and volunteers use a speaker to publicize the information about prevention and control of the novel coronavirus at a street near the Yellow Crane Pavilion in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Feb. 7, 2020. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Those who help Wuhan get through toughest time

The megacity of Wuhan started lifting outbound travel restrictions from Wednesday after a 76-day lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. ...