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Ethiopia records highest number of daily cases

Ethiopia's confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 17,530 after 915 new COVID-19 positive cases were confirmed on Friday, the Ethiopian Ministry of Health said. This is so...

Ghana confirms 559 new cases of COVID-19 infection

Ghana has recorded 559 new COVID-19 confirmed cases of infection, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said on Tuesday. ...
African Union

African Union launches CDC Consortium for COVOD-19 vaccine clinical trials

The African Union Commission has launched a new initiative, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical...
Dr Opoku Prempeh

Education Minister Dr Opoku-Prempeh detained over suspected COVID-19 infection

Dr Matthew Opoku-Prempeh, the Minister of Education has been detained at the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) Legon, ahead of his results for...
Covid Opsa

COVID-19: Okuapemman Past Students’ Association supports alma mater to host finalists

The Okuapemman Past Students Association (OPSA) has presented some essential items and medical supplies, valued at GHC 32,070.90, to the Okuapemman Senior High School...
Nose Masks

Some Ghanaians doubt existence of COVID-19

Although Ghana has recorded close to 13,000 COVID-19 infection cases with 66 deaths yet a large number of the population believe the virus does...
Covid Protocols

The Education of the Citizenry on COVID-19 Measures is not inclusive of the needs...

As the Government of Ghana continues the good efforts to communicate to the citizenry the important measures that they must adopt to help curb...
Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah

Guidelines for sporting disciplines granted permission to practice soon

The National Sports Authority (NSA) will soon meet with Sports Federations granted permission to practice in the country, to fashion out guidelines for their...
Togbe Afede Xiv President Of National House Of Chiefs

House of Chiefs call for peace ahead of the 2020 general elections

The National House of Chiefs (NHC) say it was worried about the rising political tension in the country at the time of escalating covid-19...
Covid Protocols

Thyroid disease doesn’t increase risk of contracting COVID-19

Thyroid disease is not known to be linked with an increased risk of contracting COVID-19 infections, neither is it known to be associated with...
Customer Relations Executive Of Mtn Ghana Mrs Jemima Kotei Walsh

MTN reopens service centers in Ghana

MTN Ghana has re-opened all of its service centers across the country some of which were closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic....

‘Ghana’s approach to managing COVID-19, one of the best globally’

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described Ghana’s approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic as one of the best globally. “Our...

Ban sale and advertisement of tobacco and alcohol-NCD Alliance

People Living with Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the Eastern Region under the leadership of the Ghana NCD Alliance have called on the government to...
Medics work at the coronavirus isolation centre at the Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, March 6, 2020. (Photo by Fred Mutune/Xinhua)

Telemedicine takes root in Kenya amid COVID-19 infection fears

More hospitals in Kenya including walk-in clinics have started using telemedicine for patient consultations as more people stay away from hospitals due to government...
Syrians Stranded In Egypt Return Home

232 Syrians stranded in Egypt return home

A total of 232 Syrians returned home from Egypt on Thursday, as part of the Syrian government's efforts to repatriate all Syrians stranded abroad...
Coronavirus Test Kits

Ghana hits COVID-19 infection peak

Ghana has reached the peak of its COVID-19 infections but would need stronger adherence to preventive measures for the infection rate to decline, the...
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Ghanaian scientists develop testing device to track COVID-19 infections

Researchers from a Ghanaian university and a medical diagnostics center have collectively developed a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) kit to quicken the process of...
Dr Dacosta Aboagye

Correct use of face masks ensures minimal protection – Dr Dacosta

Dr Dacosta Aboagye, the Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, (GHS), has advised the public to always ensure the correct use...
Million In Arab Region At Risk Of Covid Due To Scarcity Of Water

74 million in Arab region at risk of COVID-19 due to scarcity of water

Scarcity of water in the Arab region exposes 74 million people to the risk of COVID-19 infection, said the United Nations Economic and Social...
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Libya: People caught between bullets, bombs as COVID-19 threatens

Hundreds of thousands of Libyans are caught in an intensifying conflict as COVID-19 threatens to spread and debilitate the country’s fragile health system. The...

South Africa mining sector to continue operating amid COVID-19

The South African mining sector will not close in the wake of the COVID-19 infection as it is the mainstay of the country and...
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...

CNPP Warns Federal, State Governments on Consequences of Extending COVID-19 Lockdown

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has warned of the consequences of extending the COVID-19 lockdown beyond 14 days without proper palliative measures,...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Trump says African Americans having higher rates of COVID-19 infection in U.S.

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday evidence shows that African Americans have higher rates of COVID-19 infection in the United States. Trump...
National Blood Service Ghana (NBSG)

COVID-19: National Blood Service introduces measures to enhance blood supply

The National Blood Service, Ghana (NBSG), has introduced an appointment system for voluntary blood donors to donate blood at designated Blood Collection Sites with...
Water Aid Ghana Supports Two Districts In Covid Fight

Water Aid Ghana supports two districts in COVID-19 fight

WaterAid Ghana, a water and sanitation focused organization, has donated hygiene equipment and materials to two districts in the Upper East Region to boost...

Eastern Region has not recorded any COVID-19 case

Eastern Region has not recorded any confirmed case of COVID-19 infection as at March 30, 2020. The...

Nine more cases push Ghana’s Ghana’s coronavirus count to 161

Ghana has recorded nine new novel coronavirus cases. All the nine cases were reported in Accra, according to the Ghana Health Service. “Three of them travelled...
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Agona West MP donates 3,000 hand sanitizers to Police and others

Mrs Cynthia Morrison, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has donated 3,000 alcohol based hand sanitizers and other sanitary items to the...
COVID-19 cases in Switzerland

COVID-19 cases in Switzerland approach 10,000, death toll over 100

Nearly 10,000 cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported in Switzerland, Federal Councilor Alain Berset said at a press briefing in Bern on Wednesday. ...