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Domestic fire outbreaks on the rise in Ghana

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Domestic fire outbreaks are on the rise in Ghana following statistics of fire outbreaks in 2019 and 2020, which projected 1,822 and 1,910 fires...

Sixty fire volunteers trained to fight outbreaks in Sunyani Municipality

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The Municipal Command of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has trained 60 fire volunteers to assist combat fire outbreak in the Municipality. ...
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Switch off all electrical gadgets before leaving home and office.

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Ghana National Fire Service has asked Ghanaians to switch off electrical gadgets when leaving home and the workplace to minimize electricity induced fire outbreaks. Officers...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Hundreds of students self-isolating after major COVID-19 outbreaks in UK universities

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Hundreds of students have been in self-isolation in several British universities as major coronavirus outbreaks were reported on campus just days into the new...
measles

At least 36 children die in measles outbreaks in Philippines this year

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The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday that at least 36 children under 5 years old have died from measles in the...
Africa CDC

Africa CDC official commends COVID-19 cooperation with China

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China's assistance in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly helped in the fight against the disease in the African continent, an official...
Social Media

Emotions play key role on social media during outbreaks

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Examining the role of fear and anger in connection with exposure to MERS-related information through social media, researchers at the University of Illinois (UI)...
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Effutu Municipal in 2018 recorded 63 Fire Outbreaks

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A total of 63 fire cases were recorded by the Effutu Municipal Fire Service Command in their operational area in 2018 against 64 in...
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GNFS ask public to keep their rooms free from spider webs as it spreads...

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Spider webs easily spread or transmit fire when there is a domestic outbreak, the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) said on Thursday. The service therefore...
Counterfeit Electrical Product

Fire Outbreaks in Ghana has been attributed to substandard products

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Alhaji Gibril Nuhu, Second in Command of the Volta Regional Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has attributed the increasing number of domestic and industrial...

IPP employs new technology in the control of pest outbreaks

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CABI is leading a consortium, funded by the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), developing a Pest Risk Information Service (PRISE), which uses...
ghana fire service

Fire cases in Brong-Ahafo reduced by 20%

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Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) James Owusu-Adjei, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Commander of the Ghana National Fire Service, has said the region from January to...
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Central Medical Store Fire Outbreaks’ Culprit Won’t Be Spared

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Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has disclosed that, culprits of the Central Medical Store fire Outbreak, will not be spared at all. According to...
Bird Flu

6 bird flu outbreaks reported in Vietnam

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Vietnam has reported six bird flu outbreaks in five provinces nationwide in the past 21 days, said Pham Van Dong, chief of Ministry of...
Fire

Fire Outbreak In Effutu Municipal Reduce

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Mr Kingsley Yeboah, Effutu Municipal Fire Officer has announced that Effutu Municipal Directorate of the Ghana Fire Service attended to 78 emergency cases between...

Our Personnel Are Trained to Handle Outbreaks – GNFS

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The Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has said it has trained a lot of firefighters across the country to curb any incident of fire...
poultry production

Togo declares two H5 virus outbreaks near capital

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"First results from laboratory for the detection of virus reveal the presence of H5 virus," the Council of Minister said in a release issued...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

WHO to curb Zika outbreaks through global response

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The "ZIKA Strategic Response Framework and Joint Operations Plan", covered the period of January to June, focused on mobilizing and coordinating partners, experts and...
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115 fire outbreaks were recorded in January for Central Region

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The Region recorded a total of 604 fire outbreaks last year, claiming 17 lives with more than GH¢76,000 being the cost of damage to...

UN health agency put teams together to help fight Zika Virus

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The Zika virus, now circulating in 18 countries and territories of Latin America and the Caribbean, is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitos, which also...
Bird Flu

Two Mexican states records bird flu outbreaks

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Two Mexican states have reported outbreaks of bird flu at poultry farms, local media reported Thursday. Poultry farms in the central...

This Fires Are Too Rampant; Let’s Address It

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By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai Ghana is said to have recorded more than 160 fire outbreaks in the previous year in our domestic, industrial and government...
Fire

Ghana records over 100 fire cases within 5 days of 2015

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Lives of fire officers are exposed to danger during outbreaks, says Chief Fire Officer Over 100 cases of fire outbreak have so far been recorded...

UN agencies call for efforts at curbing Somalia measles outbreaks

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 Voicing deep concern that outbreaks of measles have left thousands of children in Somalia at risk of disability or death, United Nations agencies today...

Contractors told not to compromise quality of work

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With effect from February 2015, trained inspectors would have to approve the work of electrical contractors before the Electricity Company of Ghana(ECG) is given...

How prepared is Somalia against violence

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24 March 2014 ? The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned the brutal killing of eight local elders in the Bay region...

Traders to benefit from fire prevention training

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The Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) would be organising an awareness programme to educate traders on the need to prevent fire outbreaks in markets.Mr Julius...

Ghana’s market fires blamed on illegal electrical connections

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Mr Ellis Robinson Okoe, Acting Head of Public Relations of the Ghana National Fire Service, said investigations had revealed that market fire outbreaks in...

Ghana fire cases rose to 484 in Central Region

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The Central Regional Fire Command from January to Christmas Eve this year, recorded 484 fire outbreaks, as compared to 458 reported during the same...

Madina new market completed at the cost of ?241,154.92

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The Municipal Chief Executive of the La-Nkwantanang/Madina, Mr Franklin Anku on Friday, asked market women to be cautious  in their activities so as to...