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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-05-11)

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May 11, 2020

Covid-19: Madagascar Blast WHO For Not Endorsing Its Herbal ‘Cure’

President Rajoelina said World Health Organisation (WHO) has shut eyes because a drug to combat COVID-19 has been discovered by a poor African country.

Madagascar President Andry Rajoelina has slammed the World Health Organization for not endorsing its COVID-19 herbal cure.

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May 11, 2020

Covid-19 Lockdown: Two Hotels Demolished In Nigeria ‘For Breach Of Rules

The authorities in Nigeria’s oil-rich southern Rivers state have reportedly demolished two hotels over an alleged breach of lockdown rules intended to contain the spread of coronavirus.

State Governor Nyesom Wike, who supervised the tearing down of Edemete Hotel and Prodest Home on Sunday, said the operators had flouted an order that hotels should be closed.

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19 Trust Fund Gathers Over Ghc44million – Sophia Akuffo

Over GHs44 million has so far been donated to the National COVID-19 Trust Fund.

This was disclosed by the Chairperson for the Fund, Sophia Akuffo when she handed over 12 vehicles to public hospitals and laboratories involved in the testing and treatment of COVID-19 cases today, Monday.

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May 11, 2020

TV3 Presents Roundtable Discussion On 60 Days Of Covid-19 In Ghana

On 12th March, 2020, Ghana’s Minister of Health Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu announced at a press conference that Ghana had confirmed its first two cases of the Novel Coronavirus; both cases, he noted, were imported.

Since then there have been several measures taken by the government to manage the virus, including ban on social gathering, partial lockdown, enhanced testing, contract tracing, stimulus packages, public education on protocols and compulsory wearing of masks.

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May 11, 2020

Covid-19: God Will Save Us If We Adhere To Safety Measures ― Assemblies Of God Pastor

The head Pastor for Calvary Temple Assemblies of God Church at Bantama in the Kumasi Metropolis Rev. Dominic Owusu has maintained that only God can save Ghana from the deadly coronavirus which is now threatening the lives of citizens in the country.

According to him God in his own wisdom will not leave his children at the mercy of the virus to defeat them .

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May 11, 2020

Let's Support Govt Fight Against COVID-19 — NGO's To Ghanaians

Two Non-governmental Organizations, Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development (CIKOD) and Abrono Organic Farming Project (ABOFP) have appealed to the general public to strictly observe government's directive on social distancing, washing of hands under running water, and proper hand sanitizing in order not to contract the deadly virus.

The Executive Director of Center for Indigenous Knowledge and Organizational Development, Mr Bernard Guri indicated that the fight against the pandemic is a global issue hence all hands should be on deck in the fight against the virus.

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May 11, 2020

Nigeria: COVID-19: Government Must Make Policies To Curb Community Transmission As Lockdown Is Lifted

Clearly, Nigeria has climbed the plateau of the Coronavirus crisis with the daily upsurge in the confirmed cases and deaths. Nearly the entire 36 states and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) are on the infected case chart.

COVID-19 contagion is also now at the community transmission stage. Instructively, this stage of the pandemic is the most dreaded phase because of the potential bigger humanitarian crises that may result if the rate of spread is not curtailed with speed.

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May 11, 2020

Your Draconian Measures To Fight Coronavirus Will Prove Counterproductive If... Abe Tells Wike

Former representative of Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe has warned that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike's draconian measures to fight against the spread of Coronavirus will prove counterproductive if he fails to give his policies a human face.

This is as he stated that the war against the pandemic is fundamentally about collective humanity and therefore must be fought on strictly humane and just terms.

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May 11, 2020

“La” COVID is feminine, suggests prestigious French Academy

The Académie Française, the official guardian of the French language, decided that it is “preferable” that the Covid-19, the disease caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus is feminine - to be used with the article "la" not "le.” It may spell the end to the widespread practice in France of referring to it as masculine.

"The use of the feminine would be preferable," the Academie Francaise said in a directive published on its website under the category "faulty use".

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May 11, 2020

French hairdressers brush away blues to boost Covid-19 economy and morale

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire administered haircuts to his three sons during lockdown and admitted the result "doesn't look great". He's a fan of hairdressers and signalled early on that they'd be among the first shops to re open.  

Hairdressers opened their doors in France on Monday for the first time in 55 days as part of the push to restart the nation.

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May 11, 2020

Back to school in France, a balancing act for teachers in the shadow of Covid-19

As of this Monday, teachers in hundreds of primary schools across the country are preparing their classrooms for students to return this week. This means putting in place the necessary procedures to safeguard against coronavirus contamination - not an easy task in some cases.

France's Education minister Jean-Michel Blanquer says that he hopes that "all children will be able to go back to their school at least once by the end of May."

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May 11, 2020

New coronavirus clusters in South Korea, China spur fears of a second wave

New clusters of Covid-19 have been reported in the South Korean capital, Seoul, and the Chinese city of Wuhan – where the global outbreak originated – sparking fears of a second wave of infections in two countries thought to have tamed the virus.

The South Korean cases have been linked to nightclubs and bars in the capital city, with officials searching for thousands of people who may have been infected.

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May 11, 2020

AIDS deaths could double in sub-Saharan Africa due to COVID-19: UN

The number of deaths from AIDS-related illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa could double if the provision of healthcare to HIV sufferers is disrupted during the coronavirus crisis, the United Nations said Monday.

A six-month disruption of antiretroviral therapy due to the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to more than 500,000 extra deaths in the region in 2020-2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UNAIDS said in a joint statement.

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Two KATH Nurses Test Positive - CEO Confirms

The Chief Executive of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Dr, Oheneba Owusu Danso has confirmed that, two nurses at the health facility have tested positive to the novel Coronavirus pandemic.

According to the chief administrator of KATH, the management has been carrying out periodic tests amongst the staff to ensure that their personnel were well in healthy condition to dispense their duties in a more congenial adding that some of the staff who tested positive earlier tested negative upon further test.

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Dagbon Forum Donates To Hospitals, Palaces In Dagbon

Dagbon Forum (DF), a Non-profit Youth Development Association has donated some essential to the Tamale Central and West Hospitals, two Municipal and nine District Hospitals in the Northern Region.

The DF has also donated to the Gbewaa Palace, the Mion-Lana and Yoo-Naa Palaces.

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May 11, 2020

Coronavirus And The Current Condition Of Ghanaian Students In Togo

Togo is one of the smallest countries in the West Africa borded by Ghana to the west, Benin to the East and Burkina to the south. It extends south to the Gulf of Guinea where its capital LOMÉ is located. It is a francophone country with an approximate of 7.9 million population. Their motto is "Travail, Liberté et Patrie" which means "work, liberty and homeland ".

Togo is popular in Africa and the world at large for their multistoried Grand marché (Big market) bazaar. Aside this, it has the serene and the condusive environment for language learning and acquisition of linguistics conversational ability.

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May 11, 2020

A/R: Obuasi Residents Resist Siting Of COVID-19 Isolation Center

Authorities of the Obuasi East District Assembly in the Ashanti Region have called for calm after residents at Abusco last stop, a suburb in the district kicked against the siting of a COVID-19 isolation center in the area.

Residents say the location may expose them to the disease.

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May 11, 2020

COVID-19: Female Health Employee Dies In Tarkwa As Cases Increased To 13

A female health employee of a hospital within Tarkwa has passed on before her COVID-19 status was confirmed.

Mr Gilbert Kennedy Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa-Nsuaem who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the health facility has been closed down and the workers have been asked to undergo self-isolation for COVID-19 test to be conducted.

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May 11, 2020

W/R: Contacts Of Ellembelle First COVID-19 Case Test Negative 

All eight contacts traced to the first COVID-19 positive case recorded in the Ellembelle District in the Western Region on 4th May have tested negative.

The District Chief Executive (DCE) of Ellembelle, Kwasi Bonzoh, disclosed this in a press statement.

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May 11, 2020

France's emergency law is delayed despite relaxing of coronavirus lockdown

Thousands of workers returned to their jobs on Monday amid confusion after the government failed to ratify a health emergency bill in time for the gradual lifting of its Covid-19 lockdown.

France emerged from a near 2-month lockdown slumber on Monday with question marks hanging over its health emergency bill meant to determine exactly what activities people are allowed to do.

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SUMMARY

  • Global confirmed cases: 4,118,783; total deaths: 282,947; total recovered: 1,418,656 
  • France eases restrictions on movement and reopens some shops 
  • First infection cluster reported in Wuhan since lockdown was lifted 
  • Iran orders lockdown for southwest county after spike in infections 
  • India gradually restarting one of the world's largest train networks 

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