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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-05-06)

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-05-06)
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May 7, 2020

Spike in deaths in North Nigeria prompts virus probe

Health authorities said Wednesday they are investigating a fresh spike in deaths in northern Nigeria after a rise in fatalities in a neighbouring area was blamed on coronavirus.

Medics have reported scores of people dying over the past four days in the Hadeija district of Jigawa state.

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May 7, 2020

Kenya, Uganda latest to receive IMF help against pandemic

The IMF on Wednesday approved a $739 million emergency loan for Kenya and $491.5 million for Uganda, as the East African countries deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Both face severe economic shocks amid efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Washington-based crisis lender said in announcing the latest fast-disbursing aid as it rushes to help countries deal with the economic impact of the outbreak.

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May 7, 2020

Coronavirus worse for US than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the coronavirus pandemic has been worse for the United States than Pearl Harbor and 9/11 and renewed his criticism of China, saying the outbreak should have been stopped there.

As Germany unveiled plans for a return to near-normality -- including a May 15 restart of the Bundesliga -- the EU forecast a historic recession on the virus-battered continent.

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May 6, 2020

NPP Retools Central Region To Fight Covid-19

The ruling NPP had pledged to scale up intensive public education to reach out to all regardless of one's geographical location with the support of all relevant stakeholders.

The Kits which contained quantities of hand sanitizers, Veronica buckets, tissues, boxes of antiseptics, and liquid soap will be distributed to all 23 Constituencies in the Region.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: Couple Test Positive In Ahwetieso

Mr Gilbert Kennedy Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who made this known to the media at a press conference at Ahwetieso said the two patients are couples who reside in the Municipality and had no travel history outside the country.

According to him, on May 1, the 56-year-old man reported to a health facility within the Municipality and showing signs and symptoms that were similar to that of the COVID-19.

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19 Cases In Sissala East Dangerous To Vulnerable Communities - Dr Abdulai

He said that was necessary because the five asymptomatic Covid-19 victims in the Municipality posed a serious risk to vulnerable community members.

Dr. Abdulai said this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Tumu concerning the seven Covid-19 cases recorded in the Municipality.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: 11 Out Of 200 Samples Test Positive In Ningo-pramram

Mr. Jonathan Teye Doku, District Chief Executive (DCE) for the Ningo Prampram District Assembly (NiPDA), noted that, about 800 samples were taken for testing out of which 200 sample results had been certified.

He further explained that, the District had set up a Covid- 19 emergency response unit, made up of the District health director, NADMO, heads of the Security service within the district, the district Ambulance unit among other important governmental parastatals within the Ningo - Prampram district.

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May 6, 2020

Police Covid-19 Management Team Established To Support Frontline Officers – IGP

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh says appropriate measures have been put in place to cater for police personnel at the frontline of Ghana’s COVID-19 fight.

Over 8,000 police officers have been directed by the IGP to self-isolate while their samples are tested.

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May 6, 2020

Nandom: Inadequate Facilities To House COVID-19 Patients Hampering Fight

Inadequate infrastructure to accommodate persons confirmed and suspected to have contracted the Novel coronavirus in the Nandom municipality of the Upper West Region is hampering the fight against the pandemic in the area.

The Nandom Municipality has, so far, recorded 81 suspected cases of the COVID-19 with one confirmed positive diagnosis.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19 Three Runaway Test Positive

They have all been taken to the treatment centre at the Regional Hospital. This was contained in a statement signed by Dr Hafiz Bin Salih, the Upper West Regional Minister, and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Wa.

It said as at May 3, 2020, the region had recorded 11 new cases of the virus bringing the total cases in the region to 19, one person fully recovered and reintegrated into the community and with no death recorded.

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19: Ashanti Region's Cases Balloons To 163

The novel coronavirus in the Ashanti region now stands at 163.

This number is out of the 41,986 people tested so far in the region.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: Africa Cases Hit 49,867

Africa has recorded 1,267 new cases of the novel Coronavirus, increasing the case count to 49,867 as at May 6.

According to data released by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (AfricaCDC), deaths related to Covid-19 in Africa have also risen by 36 bringing the toll to 1,972.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: Turkey Records 4,917 More Recoveries

A total of 78,202 people have recovered so far from coronavirus in Turkey.

The country’s health minister said on Wednesday.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: Livestock Businesses Slowed In Upper East Region

When the team visited the Bolgatanga market to ascertain the progress of business in the midst of the Pandemic, it was revealed that the demand for animals especially cattle and small ruminants had decreased.

Since the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus in the country, government has undertaken a number of measures including; the closure of the country's borders to foreigners and a ban on public gathering among others.

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19: Seven New Cases Hit Sissala East Per GHS Recent Update

Seven new COVID-19 cases have been recorded in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper East Region, per the Ghana Health Service’s recent update on May 3.

Three of the persons who tested positive are from the Wa municipality and are believed to have come into contact with a Nigerian man who escaped after he was diagnosed with the disease.

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May 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Germany Reopen Shops As Lockdown Eases

Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to reopen all shops as part of a deal with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states to ease down restrictions on society.

General contact rules will continue for another month. Schools will reopen gradually this term and Bundesliga football has been given the green light to restart.

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May 6, 2020

Police Await COVID-19 Test Results In Upper East Region

The leadership of the Upper East Regional police command are anxiously awaiting the outcome of a recent Coronavirus mass testing exercise that was conducted for personnel.

The law enforcement agency in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service conducted mass testing for its personnel for the novel Coronavirus.

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May 6, 2020

Covid-19: Obuasi Records Highest Cases In Ashanti Region

The Obuasi Municipality currently has the highest number of the novel coronavirus cases in the Ashanti Region.

17 of the 43 districts in the Region have so far recorded cases of the disease.

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May 6, 2020

‘COVID-19 Has Thrown Revenue Projections Out Of Gear – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has said government's revenue projections for the year 2020 have been thrown out of gear, following the Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the President, the government’s plans and policies for the year 2020 will have to be amended.

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May 6, 2020

South Africa To Help Madagascar Examine COVID-19 Remedy

South Africa has expressed willingness to assist Madagascar to undertake scientific analysis of COVID Organics (CVO), a herbal drink that is said to prevent and cure patients of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

”We received a call from the government of Madagascar, which asked for help with scientific research,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, said in a Twitter post.

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SUMMARY

  • UK first European country to pass 30,000 deaths
  • Germany reopens shops as lockdown is relaxed
  • President Trump announces a "different group" will replace the White House coronavirus taskforce later this month
  • Schools reopen in China's virus epicentre for the first time since the outbreak began
  • Senior students in Hubei return - but most pupils will remain at home
  • In the UK, an adviser resigns after claims he had a relationship that broke lockdown rules

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