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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-05)

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-05)
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Apr 6, 2020

Glimmer of hope in virus-hit Europe as US girds for 'horrific' weeks

European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly pandemic, as the United States braced for what may be a "horrific" few weeks ahead.

While Queen Elizabeth II delivered a rare televised address in a bid to calm public nerves about the deadly outbreak, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital 10 days after he was diagnosed with coronavirus.

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Apr 6, 2020

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo Announces 3 months Tax Holiday, Allowances For Health Workers

President Akufo-Addo has announced a tax holiday for health workers in the country for the next three months beginning April.

The President made this known during his fifth national address today, Sunday, April 5, 2020, where he updated Ghanaians on the fight against the spread of the novel Coronavirus disease in the country.

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Apr 6, 2020

Covid-19: Gov't To Start Local Production Of PPEs

Government will from next Tuesday, begin the local production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) as a means to intensify measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

President Nana Akufo-Addo said this has become necessary to forestall any shortage in already procured PPEs which are essential in protecting the lives of frontline health workers, who are risking their lives every day to battle the virus.

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Apr 6, 2020

Crowd In Ivory Coast Destroys Coronavirus Test Centre

Residents in a working-class district of the Ivory Coast city of Abidjan on Sunday destroyed a coronavirus testing centre that was under construction, police and health ministry officials said.

Videos posted on social media, showed several dozen people dismantling the building, some of them shouting: "We don't want it!"

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Apr 6, 2020

NPP To Distribute GH¢5m Worth Of PPEs Nationwide

The General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) John Boadu, says the Party had initiated an urgent move to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) worth GHC5million to health facilities nationwide.

The PPEs, which would be distributed equally to all the 275 constituencies alongside intensified public sensitizations with key stakeholders, is aimed at helping to contain the spread of the virus.

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Apr 6, 2020

Akufo-Addo Delivers 5th Update On Coronavirus

President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to update his fifth update on measures taken against the spread of coronavirus in Ghana.

The address is expected to be delivered around 9pm.

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Apr 6, 2020

Military Probe ‘Accidental’ Killing Of Civilian At Ashaiman

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) say they are probing a reported 'accidental' killing of a civilian in Ashiaman by an army officer.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

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Apr 6, 2020

Covid-19: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalised

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

He “continues to have persistent symptoms of coronavirus”, a spokeswoman said – including a high temperature.

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Apr 6, 2020

Covid-19: Akufo-Addo Announces Free Water For 3months

Government will take care of the water bills for all Ghanaians for April, May and June as part of efforts to contain the novel coronavirus in the country as well as the partial lockdown of the epicentres of the disease.

President Nana Akufo-Addo said this today, Sunday in his fifth national address as government intensifies the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana.

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Apr 6, 2020

Full Text: Akufo-Addo Update Ghanaians On Covid-19 Enhanced Response

Fellow Ghanaians, Good evening.
Nine (9) days ago, I came to your homes and requested you to make great sacrifices to save lives, and to protect our motherland. I announced the imposition of strict restrictions to movement, and asked that residents of the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area and Kasoa and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and its contiguous districts to stay at home for two (2) weeks, in order to give us the opportunity to stave off this pandemic. As a result, residents of these two areas had to make significant adjustments to our way of life, with the ultimate goal being to protect permanently our continued existence on this land.

They heeded the call, and they have proven, so far, to each other, and, indeed, to the entire world, that being a Ghanaian means we look out for each other. Yes, there are a few who continue to find ways to be recalcitrant, but the greater majority have complied, and have done so with calm and dignity. Tonight, I say thank you to each and every one of you law-abiding citizens.

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Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19 Trust Fund Gathers ¢8.75m From Donations – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has disclosed that the government the COVID-19 National Trust Fund has so far received a total sum of GH¢8.75 million in the form of donations from the general public.

While speaking in a televised address on Sunday, April 5, 2020, the President noted that the stated amount also includes US$600,000.

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Apr 6, 2020

COVID-19: Gov't Plans GHS600m Soft Loan For Small Businesses

Government has put in place a GHS 600 million soft loan scheme with a two-year repayment plan for micro, small and medium scale businesses whose operations have been hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Persons who access these loans will have a one year grace period before beginning repayment.

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Apr 6, 2020

Akufo-Addo Commend Ghanaians For Complying To Lockdown Order

President Akufo-Addo has thanked Ghanaians for complying to the lockdown order in Accra, Kumasi and Tema.

According to him, the majority of Ghanaians have so far complied with the lockdown.

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Apr 6, 2020

Akufo-Addo Vex Over Military ‘Fake’ Videos

President Akufo-Addo has expressed deep displeasure over the sharing of 'fake' videos suggesting that personnel of the nation's security agencies in charge of the enforcement of the two weeks lockdown are brutalizing innocent citizens.

According to him, the videos that have been shared are old ones and not involving the country's army.

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Apr 6, 2020

804 Quarantined Arrivals Freed — Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has revealed that some 804 persons who arrived in Ghana in March and sent into 14-mandatory quarantine have been freed.

He thanked the quarantined individuals for their collaboration with health officials in ensuring that go through the necessary tests.

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Apr 6, 2020

Akufo-Addo Announces 3 Months Tax Relief For Health Workers

President Akufo-Addo has granted a three months tax relief to health workers and frontline workers fighting the coronavirus.

President Nana Akufo-Addo made this known on April 5, 2020 as he delivered his fifth address to the nation.

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Apr 5, 2020

Covid-19: Extension Of Lockdown Will Be Decided – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo says government will make a determination on whether or not to extend the lockdown imposed on parts of the country next week.

He said the decision will be based mainly on the results of the over 19,000 tests being conducted due to the enhanced contact tracing exercise.

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Apr 5, 2020

Upper East Regional Hospital Close Down Maternity Block After Covid-19 Case

Management of the Upper East Regional hospital in Bolgatanga has closed down the maternity block of the hospital after the facility recorded a confirmed case of COVID-19.

The block, which houses the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the labour, Obstetric and Gynaecological (OandG) wards and theatre would be closed for two weeks for the exercise.

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Apr 5, 2020

Covid-19 Lockdown: Offenders Restriction Order Faces GHC60,000 Fine

The Police Administration is warning the public against the flouting of the restriction order saying that offenders risk being jailed.

The Legal and Prosecution Department of the Police Service says those who defy the clear guidelines given by the President in the movement restriction order risked paying a fine of between GHC12,000 and GHC60,000.

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Apr 5, 2020

Nigeria medics reject Chinese doctors

Nigeria's Medical Association has rejected a decision by the government to invite Chinese doctors to help in its fight against coronavirus.

In a statement, the association said it was an "embarrassment" that it was not involved in the government's decision, adding that it knew of "a large pool of general medical and specialist practitioners who are either unemployed or underemployed" who could help in the crisis.

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SUMMARY

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus
  • The UK's death toll has risen by 621 to 4,934, figures show
  • The US has more than 312,000 confirmed cases, the highest of any country
  • Ghana's COVID-19 Cases Hit 214
  • 40 Deaths, 1,464 Confirmed Cases In West Africa
  • Tech companies summoned over 5G conspiracy theories
  • Spain sees another decline in daily deaths, with 674 reported on Sunday, a fall of 135 from Saturday

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