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COVID-19: Let’s embrace enhanced hygienic living and lifestyles – President

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called for the adoption of attitude and an enhanced hygienic living that will impact on the lifestyles...

COVID-19: More than 500 industrial workers get infection from one source

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday, explained that more than 500 workers at a Tema fishing factory, who tested positive for COVID-19 last...
Barbara Ferrer, director of Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, speaks at a roundtable about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in downtown Los Angeles, the United States, Feb. 24, 2020. Los Angeles County officials on Monday expressed solidarity with China in fighting against the novel coronavirus. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

Los Angeles loosens stay-at-home order amid controversy

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by Julia Pierrepont III, Heng Huang Under California Governor Gavin Newsom's four-phase guidelines, Los Angeles moved this weekend to reopen sectors of its economy,...
A press conference on COVID-19 is held in Proteria, South Africa, March 9, 2020. South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Monday announced that four more South Africans have been tested positive for the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

South Africa records more than 10,000 COVID-19 cases

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has reached 10,015, with 595 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, Health...
Rwanda

Rwanda says suffered no casualties in clash with Burundi army

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The Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) said Sunday there were no casualties when its forces clashed with Burundian army Friday on a lake in eastern...
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Nigerian state demolishes hotels for flouting COVID-19 lockdown

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The government of Nigeria's oil-rich state of Rivers on Sunday demolished two hotels for allegedly flouting an executive order against the spread of COVID-19. ...
Uganda Beefs Up Security

Uganda registers 5 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 121

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Uganda on Sunday registered five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the East African country to 121, according to...
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7 killed after building collapse in Ugandan capital

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Seven workers were confirmed dead on Sunday after a building under construction collapsed on Saturday in the Ugandan capital of Kampala. More...
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Botswana to reopen institutions of learning after COVID-19 closures

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Botswana is set to reopen all institutions of learning in a not so distant future following the relaxation of confinement measures against the deadly...
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Zambia to close key border after surge in COVID-19 cases

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Zambia will close a key border in the north from Monday following a surge in COVID-19 cases, health authorities said Sunday. Zambia...
Covid-19

Chinese firm helps Zambia’s efforts in fighting COVID-19

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United Trillion Zambia Limited, a Chinese company, said the private sector should show commitment to help the Zambian government in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Air Tanzania

250 Tanzanians stranded in India over COVID-19 to be sent home

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A total of 250 Tanzanians stranded in India after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic will be sent home by the national carrier Air...
Kenya Wildlife Service

Kenya calls for partnerships to boost wildlife sector

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Kenya has called on wildlife and conservation sector stakeholders to work with the government to enhance public-private partnerships to boost the sector. ...
Children stand near a makeshift structure at Makerere trading centre in Zesui sub county, Sironko district, eastern Uganda, Nov. 23, 2015. With a steady population growth rate of 3.24%, the Uganda government is currently encouraging its population to practice family planning to avoid population explosion in the near future. The country has the second youngest population in the world.(Xinhua/Daniel Edyegu)

Uganda distributes relief food to flood victims in western region

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The Ugandan government on Sunday began distributing relief food to hundreds of people displaced by flash floods in three districts in a western region. ...
Covid-19

Zimbabwe COVID-19 cases surge to 36

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Zimbabwe has confirmed 36 cases of COVID-19 following two more cases recorded in Harare over the past two days. The case recorded...
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Malawi to hold elections in July amid COVID-19

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Malawi is going to host another presidential elections on July 2 this year. The development has come amidst a time when almost every country...
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)

Zambian expert calls for more research investment on COVID-19

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A Zambian health expert called on the global community to invest more on COVID-19 research. Joseph Simbaya, a medical anthropologist, said this...
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Nigeria assures investors of forex repatriation amid dwindling oil revenues

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Nigeria on Sunday assured investors of the safety of their investments in the country despite dwindling revenues from the sale of crude oil globally. ...
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Ghanaian doctors caution against easing ban on social gatherings

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Ghanaian medical doctors have urged President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to stay the ban on social gatherings, including schools, religious activities, marriage ceremonies, and...
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Chinese charity assists Ghana in combating COVID-19

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The China-Ghana Exchange Charity Foundation has donated a batch of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 58,000 cedis (10,262 U.S. dollars)to the country's security service...
Photo taken on March 24, 2020 shows a seaside road amid curfew in Dakar, Senegal. Monday night, during his speech to the Nation, Senegalese President Macky Sall declared a state of emergency from midnight Monday across the national territory, along with a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Senegalese Ministry of Health and Social Action confirmed on Tuesday that seven new cases of COVID-19 infection have been detected across Senegal, bringing the total number to 86 cases. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

COVID-19 updates: Brazilian Congress declares three-day mourning for coronavirus victims

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - SAO PAULO --...
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COVID-19: West Gonja Assembly presents medical items to Health Directorate

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The West Gonja Municipal Health Directorate has taken delivery of various medical items including Personal Protective Equipment to enhance service delivery at health facilities...

NCCE identifies apathy as a dangerous weapon against COVID-19

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Sunday identified apathy as a dangerous weapon against the COVID-19 fight and called for a reinvigoration...
Child Marriage

COVID-19 could increase child marriages – Plan Ghana

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The Plan International Ghana has observed that the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country could have dire influence on teenage pregnancy and...
Ms Barbara Asher Ayisi

Deputy Minister for Works and Housing support Abura gymnasium

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Ms Barbara Asher Ayisi, the Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency and Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, has donated an undisclosed...
Ifma

IFMA donates PPEs to drivers at Tema Station

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International Facility Management Association (IFMA) of the Greater Accra Chapter, on Saturday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to some drivers, mates and passengers at...
Professor Joseph Atsu Ayee Senior Lecturer Political Science Department University Of Ghana

Mother’s Day: Prof Atsu Ayee salutes mothers

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As the global community marks Mother’s Day, Professor Joseph Atsu Ayee, Senior Lecturer, Political Science Department, University of Ghana, on Sunday, saluted the...
Water

No social distancing as Namemboku residents struggle for water

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Lack of potable water has forced residents of Namemboku, a community in the East Mamprusi Municipality, to disregard the social distancing protocol by gathering...
Mother Child

Elite Ladies Club, USA supports mothers at Mamprobi Polyclinic

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As part of activities to mark the Mother’s Day celebration, Elite Ladies Club, USA has supported 20 mothers at the Mamprobi Polyclinic who owe...
Covid-19

Natives of Twenedurase in USA donates food items to community

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Natives of Kwahu Twenedurase in the United State of America (USA) have donated food items valued at Gh¢30,000.00 to the Twenerase community to help...