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Professor Peter Twumasi

Covid-19 : NSA meets with heads of Contact sports after President lifts restrictions

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Professor Peter Twumasi the Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA), has engaged the heads of contact sporting federations, in the wake of...
Mr Philip Owiredu Md Of Calbank

CalBank Implements Ecofridges Green On-Wage Financial Mechanism

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Environmentally-friendly refrigerators and ACs will soon become widely accessible in Ghana through the Green On-wage (GO) financial mechanism under the ECOFRIDGES program with CalBank...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

South Australia to ease COVID-19 border restrictions as hardest-hit state reports 28 new cases

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The government of Australian state of South Australia (SA) announced on Tuesday that it would open its borders to New South Wales (NSW) subject...
Passengers wait to depart at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, the United States, March 13, 2020. The United States implemented the restrictions which suspend all travel from European countries except Britain for 30 days in a measure faced with further spread of the COVID-19 Friday at midnight. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to open up 50 billion U.S. dollars in federal aid to help combat the spread of COVID-19 across the country. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. travel restrictions with Canada, Mexico extended through Oct. 21

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U.S. non-essential travel restrictions across its borders with Canada and Mexico will be extended for another month due to COVID-19, U.S. Acting Homeland...
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street in central London on February 26, 2020, to take part in Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) at the House of Commons. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

UK PM considering national restrictions to contain coronavirus spikes: report

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering the introduction of new national restrictions as his country is struggling to get a handle on...
Photo provided by Orlando Police Department shows police cars and fire trucks gather outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, the United States, June 12, 2016. About 20 people were killed and 42 others wounded early Sunday morning in a shooting incident at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida said local police. (Xinhua/Orlando Police Department) (djj)

Bar, nightclub owners in Zambia relieved amid eased COVID-19 restrictions

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"The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic indeed affected our operations as bars and night club owners. I had six workers who depended on me...
Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa eases restrictions, opens borders as virus cases slow

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President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday announced South Africa would be moving to its lowest lockdown level, as Covid-19 cases fall. "We have withstood the coronavirus...
Covid-19

South Africa further eases COVID-19 restrictions

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday further eased COVID-19 restrictions in the country, allowing limited international travel, among others. The...

China eases restrictions on domestic airlines to boost aviation market

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China's civil aviation regulator on Tuesday announced adjustments to its management policies for domestic airline services in a bid to boost the virus-hit industry. ...
Photo taken at China’s Antarctic research station, the Great Wall station, on Nov.24, 2019, shows a Chinese national flag fluttering in the wind.Photo by Sun Jianxin/People’s Daily Online

China imposes reciprocal restrictions on U.S. embassy and consulates

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China has issued a diplomatic note announcing reciprocal restrictions on the activities of the U.S. embassy and consulates in China, including the U.S. consulate-general...
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)

Kenya’s trade surges with global lifting of COVID-19 restrictions

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Kenya's exports and imports rose significantly in July as various countries lessened COVID-19 restrictions, boosting trade activities. The east African nation's month-on-month...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

European Commission proposes common criteria for COVID-19 travel restrictions

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The European Commission on Friday unveiled a plan for a coordinated approach to the restriction of movement resulting from measures being implemented by...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

Australian government dismisses former PM’s call to lift coronavirus restrictions

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The Australian government has distanced itself from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott who has called for coronavirus restrictions to be relaxed. ...
blood bank

Namibia experiences massive drop in blood supplies as COVID-19 restrictions bite

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Namibia's lockdown restrictions to help combat the spread of COVID-19 have had a major impact on blood collections countrywide, an official told Xinhua...
An electronic screen shows the trading data at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Jan. 27, 2020. U.S. stocks ended significantly lower on Monday. The Dow fell 1.57 percent to 28,535.80, the S&P 500 decreased 1.57 percent to 3,243.63, and the Nasdaq dropped 1.89 percent to 9,139.31. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

German shares gain 0.75 percent at start of trading on Wednesday

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German stocks were off to a good start on Wednesday, with the benchmark DAX index rising 97.41 points, or 0.75 percent, opening at 13,071.66...
Travel

Canada extends COVID-19 restrictions on international travelers until Sept. 30

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Canada announced Friday afternoon to extend the current ban on most international travelers another month to Sept. 30 to stem the spread of COVID-19. ...
A physiotherapist sits at a workstation in an Intensive Care ward treating COVID-19 patients at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, Britain, May 22, 2020. Picture taken May 22, 2020. Steve Parsons/Pool via REUTERS

Namibia extends restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise

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Namibia's President, Hage Geingob, announced Friday that the special restrictions placed upon the local areas of Windhoek, Okahandja, and Rehoboth will be extended...
Transport Protocols

Namibia’s transport operators eke a living amid COVID-19 restrictions

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by Ndalimpinga Iita Amid COVID-19 travel restrictions, short and long-distance transport operators in Namibia have diverted to alternative routes...

Hairdressers share their concerns after ease of restrictions

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A cross section of hairdressers in parts of Accra have shared their concerns regarding business projections as the government gradually eases COVID-19 restrictions. A visit...
Economics Union Coronavirus

GPRTU urges drivers to follow COVID-19 safety protocols

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The leadership of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), the largest transport union in the country, has asked drivers to ensure strict adherence...

44,000 Africans missing amid COVID-19 restrictions – ICRC

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The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday it has registered nearly 44,000 people as missing in Africa with nearly half...
HARARE, March 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses the launching ceremony for the country's preparedness and response plan against COVID-19, in Harare, Zimbabwe, March 19, 2020. Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday thanked China and other countries for the support they have rendered to Zimbabwe as it steps up its preparedness to combat coronavirus (COVID-19). (Photo by Shaun Jusa/Xinhua)

Zimbabwe industries feel pinch of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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A Zimbabwe government report on the impact of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions has said that industrial capacity utilization has been badly affected with demand at...
Workers wearing face masks work at a restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq on Aug. 19, 2020. Night life has been resuming in Baghdad since Aug. 16, when the Iraqi Higher Committee for Health and National Safety cancelled the weekly three-day full curfew to replace them with partial curfew every week and reduced the partial curfew hours to be from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. (Xinhua)

Easing of anti-COVID-19 restrictions in Iraq prompts concerns as total nationwide infections exceed 200,000

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Concerns are rising over the recent decisions of Iraqi health authorities to ease some anti-COVID-19 restrictions and the public's non-compliance to health instructions as...
Ncce Awareness

Easing restrictions does not guarantee irresponsible lifestyle

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Reverend Leonard Aglomasa, Biakoye District Director, National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has admonished Ghanaians not to use the easing of some restrictions by...
European Union

EU removes Morocco from its “safe list” for entry

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The European Union (EU) starts on Saturday to allow travelers from eleven non-EU countries to enter its external border, after removing Morocco from its...
flights

Ethiopia resumes land, air transport services to Djibouti

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Ethiopia on Friday announced the resumption of land and air transport services to neighboring Djibouti. Ethiopia imposed restrictions on land and air transport services to...

NCCE cautions Ghanaians amidst easing of COVID-19 restrictions

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The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has cautioned Ghanaians not to relax their adherence to the established public health protocols against the spread...
Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye

COVID-19 virus does not spread fast in buses

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The evidence so far in the country does not support the risk of transfer of COVID-19 in cars like other diseases, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye,...
Reverend Dr Seth Senyo Agidi

Don’t lose guard, Moderator warns Churches

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Right Rev. Dr Seth Senyo Agidi, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC), Ghana, has advised Churches not to...
Covid-19

Indian laborers’ hard life in shadow of COVID-19

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During the lockdown imposed to check the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, beginning March 25, India witnessed a mass exodus of laborers from...