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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-05-12)

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May 13, 2020

Covid-19: Ghana's Recovery Rate Encouraging - Dr Kuma-Aboagye

Dr Kuma-Aboagye said about 130 patients were awaiting their second positive tests to be declared the full recovery of the virus, compared to other countries who normally conducts only one test of positive cases.

The Director-General made the remarks in response to a question about the home management of COVID-19 patients during the press briefing on updates of cases in the country.

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May 13, 2020

Covid-19: G20 Must Ban Wildlife Trade To Protect Animals

Ms Lucy Wanjiku Otsyula, the Head of Communications at WAP new research, seemed to suggest that coronavirus might have come from wild animals.

The statement said a campaign had therefore been outdoored to protect wildlife and prevent future zoonotic pandemics.

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May 13, 2020

COVID-19: Our Case Fatality Rate Of 0.43% The Best Globally - Dr Badu Sakordie

The 22 deaths out of the total of 5,127 cases recorded in the country, represent a case fatality rate of 0.43 per cent, describing it as one of the best among countries.

Ghana's fatality rate of 0.43 was being attributed to two major functions, namely “the quality of care” and “how early people report with the condition when they have it”, Dr Sarkodie explained.

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May 13, 2020

Children Face Risk For Severe Complications And Death From COVID-19

Children, teens, and young adults are at greater risk for severe complications from COVID-19 than previously thought and those with underlying health conditions are at even greater risk, according to a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher.

The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, is the first to describe the characteristics of seriously ill pediatric COVID-19 patients in North America.

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May 13, 2020

Ghanaian Startup Innovates To Support COVID-19 Fight

The spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has exposed the world to many of its deficiencies, and Africa is not left out.

The spread has also ignited a lot of creativity and ingenuity across the globe to not only find a vaccine or a perfect treatment but also provide an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other essential goods needed to fight the virus.

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May 13, 2020

Noguchi Approves Kingdom Garlic Capsule As COVID-19 Immune Booster

Noguchi Memorial Medical Institute has officially approved Kingdom Garlic Capsule as one of the drugs to boost the immune system to fight the coronavirus.

According to them, locally produced, Kingdom Garlic Capsule is proven to be an immune booster that will help in the fight against COVID- 19.

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May 12, 2020

Fear Hit Apam As Over 40 Contacts Traced To Escaped COVID-19 Patient Quarantined

The man has since been arrested and repatriated to Jama with more than 40 people he came into contact with have so far been traced and are currently in quarantine at a facility in Apam.

Nana Bonsu Appiah, Apam Chief Fisherman who was instrumental in the arrest of the man told the GNA in an interview that the young man confessed having the virus and was in contact with more than 40 people including; those he met in drinking spots, taxis, food vendors and women he befriended.

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May 12, 2020

Workplace Now Hotspots For COVID-19 Infection- Information Minister Cautions

Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said these places included offices, market places, factories, lorry parks, and bus terminals, supermarkets, and fuel stations.

He, therefore, called on all authorities at workplaces to insist on adherence to all the safety measures and hygiene protocols of especially, disinfection of surfaces, doorknobs, washrooms, as well as insisting on the wearing of nose masks and creating of spaces for social distancing.

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May 12, 2020

Diamond League athletics circuit reconfigured in wake of coronavirus

Organisers of the international athletics circuit on Tuesday attempted to salvage their coronavirus ravaged season with the announcement of the 2020 Diamond League programme.

The first of the meetings featuring 16 track and field events was scheduled to start in Qatar on 17 April. But the gathering in Doha was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been reset for 9 October.

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May 12, 2020

COVID-19: Pioneer Food Cannery Where Over 500 Workers Got Infected Confirms

A fish processing company, Pioneer Food Cannery has confirmed that a member of its staff tested positive for coronavirus following government’s announcement that over 500 workers in a factory at Tema had been infected after one worker contracted the disease.

The Tema-based company in a statement said, as soon as the first case was confirmed, it temporarily closed down the factory for disinfection and cleaning while staff were made to the self-quarantine with contact tracing starting immediately.

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May 12, 2020

Covid-19: Stop Stigmatising Patients; It Will Kill Them - Hohoe MCE

The Hohoe MCE said stigma was a killer and must be stopped for a successful fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Ofori made the call through the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after he presented items to some patients who have recovered from COVID-19.

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May 12, 2020

Papa Owusu Ankomah Survives Covid-19 In UK

Ghana's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland, Papa Owusu Ankomah has recovered after being infected with Covid-19.

Making the announcement today, Tuesday, May 12, Mr. Ankomah described his recovery as a blessing from the “horrific effects” of COVID-19.

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May 12, 2020

Covid-19: Private University Students Ask Govt For Stimulus Packages

The Private University Students Association of Ghana (PUSAG) has among other things, asked government to support private tertiary institutions as they also face financial challenges due to the covid-19 crisis.

In a statement, it asked the government to “create and give a stimulus relief package for private universities in terms of directing the banks to offer interest-free loans. We believe this would help management of the various universities in addressing the financial repercussions they face currently”.

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May 12, 2020

[Check Here]: GHS List 10 Covid-19 Hotspots In Greater Accra, Ashanti Regions

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has named 10 areas it described as hotspot areas for the coronavirus in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions.

In a presentation at the Ministry of Information's media briefings, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Patrick Aboagye, said Tema, in the Greater Accra Region, was currently the main hotspot.

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May 12, 2020

Coronavirus Has Enhanced Akufo-Addo's 2020 Victory - Carlos Ahenkorah

“Every great leader is remembered by the crisis of his presidency and President Akufo-Addo will surely be remembered for the coronavirus pandemic. The way he has handled it has already made him a legend. What this means is that, opponents have become even more unappealing. Whatever chances they had before the coronavirus are now gone,” Mr. Carlos Ahenkorah, a Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry has said.

Mr. Ahenkorah, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra on the steps government had so far taken to contain the coronavirus pandemic said the virus brought the best out of President Akufo-Addo and as a result, taken more shine from his opponents.

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May 12, 2020

Police Storm Obuasi Over Protest Against COVID-19 Isolation Centre

Some security personnel have been deployed to Obuasi in the Ashanti Region to maintain order following attempts by residents to resist the siting of a COVID-19 isolation centre there.

The security deployment comes after persistent protests by the residents of Abusco and Akaporiso, both suburbs of the community, who wanted the isolation centre to be relocated over fears that it will potentially put them at risk of contracting the virus.

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May 12, 2020

Covid-19: Chief Directs Police To Arrest People Without Nose Mask

Daasebre Dr. Diawuo gave the directive when he led some members of the Berekum Traditional Council to present some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other health items to be shared between the Berekum Municipal and the Berekum West District Health Directorates in the Bono Region.

The Items, including; hand sanitizers, hand gloves, infrared thermometers, veronica buckets, methylated spirits and tissue papers would be distributed to the Berekum Holy Family Catholic Hospital, Happy Hospital, also private health facility at Berekum and all health facilities under the two Directorates to help fight the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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May 12, 2020

Covid-19: KATH Boost Preventive Measures After Two Workers Tests Positive

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) facility has already recorded about two positive coronavirus cases involving some employees and the authorities are doing everything possible to prevent any such further spread.

Dr Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer told newsmen in Kumasi that, the health workers who were confirmed positive had been treated and are doing well.

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May 12, 2020

Covid-19: Trump Walks Out Of A Press Conference; Describes A Question As Nasty

Under fire US President, Donald Trump, has walked out of a coronavirus press conference over what he described as a “nasty” question.

An Asian-American journalist had asked him why it has become a global competition to him that America is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing as compared to any other country when indeed a lot of Americans are dying from the virus.

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May 12, 2020

Four new clusters of Covid-19 in France even as country eases restrictions

New small clusters of the coronavirus have been confirmed in several regions of France, away from the capital. The worrying development comes as the country attempts to lift lockdown measures to stop the spread of the disease. Experts warn that vigilance is of the essence.

In the most recent example, four cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Vendée, south west France on Saturday, among employees in an abattoir.

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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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