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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-08)

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Apr 9, 2020

COVID-19 Fight: NDC Parliamentary Aspirant Supports Akatsi South

A Parliamentary Aspirants in August 2019 of NDC Parliamentary Primaries in the Akatsi South Constituency, Mr. Samuel B. K. Nugblega has donated items worth one hundred and fifty thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC150,000.00) to the NDC party and various health facilities in the Akatsi South Constituency to augment the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The items and institutions that he donated to are stated below:

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Apr 9, 2020

Somali Officials Cannot Claim COVID-19 Information Monopoly, RSF And NUSOJ Say

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) call on the Somali authorities, including federal member states and Somaliland, to refrain from claiming a monopoly of information about the coronavirus crisis and ensure that reporters can fulfil their vital role of informing the public in a free and independent manner.

Access to state-held information about the coronavirus crisis is becoming more and more difficult and closely controlled in Somalia. In Mogadishu, the federal government's ministry of health and human resources set the tone on 3 March when it summoned journalists to explain what to do and not to do during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Apr 9, 2020

STEM Radio School: A Response To COVID-19 By Youth Bridge Foundation And Tullow Oil Ghana Limited

The Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) with support from Tullow Oil Ghana Limited has launched the STEM Radio School in the Western Region as part of measures to complement Government’s efforts in ensuring that learning in the Basic, JHS, SHS and Tertiary education continues in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The initiative under the Tullow funded “Educate to Innovate with STEM Project” will support the study of STEM through community radio stations among Junior High School students in the peri-urban and rural areas of six (6) coastal districts where Tullow operates, namely; Jomoro, Ellembelle, Nzema East and Ahanta West with scale-up plans to Sekondi-Takoradi and Shama Districts.

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Apr 9, 2020

Coronavirus: KnB Company Supports Hwidiem Community

Efforts to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in Hwidiem, a small community in the Asante Akyem North District of the Ashanti Region have been boosted with the presentation of COVID-19 prevention items to residents within the town.

The items included 200 hand sanitizers, 15 Veronica buckets, 15 pieces of tissue and liquid soaps.

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Apr 9, 2020

COVID-19: Hohoe MP Urged Govt To Assist Persons Living With HIV/AIDS

Member of Parliament for Hohoe, Dr Bernice Adiku Heloo has urged government to as a matter of urgency include Persons Living with HIV/AIDS in the ongoing social intervention programmes targeted at the poor and vulnerable as a result of the Covid-19 partial lockdown.

Government through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection has started feeding, clothing and accommodating some 15, 000 head porters and homeless persons who have been displayed since the lockdown was pronounced.

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Apr 9, 2020

Traditional Priests Declare Spiritual War Against COVID-19

Traditional Priests and Priestesses in the Ada Traditional Area of the Greater Accra Region have declared 'spiritual war' against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

According to the spiritual leaders, the deities of the area have called for a closure of the whole Ada Township on Wednesday April 8, 2020 at 9pm for a special traditional rites to be performed to block coronavirus from entering the traditional area.

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Apr 9, 2020

CLONE - France: 541 people die from coronavirus in 24 hours

More than 500 people died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours in France, the health authorities announced on Wednesday evening. The Italian government also announced more than 500 people dead from Covid-19 since Tuesday. 

French Chief Medical Officer Jérôme Salomon said 541 people have died from coronavirus over the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of dead from Covid-19 to 10,869 people in France

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Apr 9, 2020

Covid-19: Kasoa Markets To Be Closed Over Social Distancing Issues

The two popular markets in Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality are set to be closed down by the Municipal Chief Executive Executive (MCE), Hon Michael Essuman Mensah.

The closure was communicated in a release sighted by Modernghana.com, dated April 8, 2020 and takes effect April 8, 2020.

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Apr 8, 2020

Effiduase-Asokore MP Supports COVID-19 Fight With Items Worth GHC30,000

As the world battles to contain and manage the novel coronavirus pandemic, outpouring of global solidarity and support has become a shared challenge.

It is against this backdrop that the Member of Parliament for Effiduase-Asokore constituency in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Nana Ayew Afriye, has moved in to distribute COVID-19 preventive items to residents in that area. The items, estimated at GH¢30,000, were made up of 40 boxes of alcohol-based sanitizers and 100 boxes of tissues.

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Apr 8, 2020

District Public Health Education Committee Visit Health Centers To Ascertain Preparedness Against Coronavirus

On Monday, April 6, 2020, the District Public Health Emergency Committee (PHEC) visited all the health centers in all the major towns of the district to monitor and assess their preparedness and measures put down to fight coronavirus and if possible consider their challenges.

Visited centers included the Wamfie District Hospital, Wamanafo Health Center, Kyeremasu Presby Health Center, Akontanim Health Center, Dormaa Akwamu and Asuotiano Heath Centers with focal attention on their pre triage process, triage, holding rooms and locally proceedings and measures to protect health workers as well as persons accessing the facility’s service. Almost all the centers had one thing or the other in place in preparedness against the disease.

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Apr 8, 2020

Suhum MP Launches COVID-19 Support Project

The representative of Suhum in Parliament, Hon Frederick Opare-Ansah launched COVID-19 support project to help combat the the novel disease under his county.

At the event which was held at the Suhum Lorry station, the Member of Parliament donated items worth Two hundred thousand Ghana cedis to his constituents to aid the pandemic fight. He donated 20 Poly tanks, 150 Veronica buckets, 100 gallons of liquid soaps, 100 Hand sanitizers, 100 knapsack sprayers, 5 motorise sprayers, 10 boxes of PPE's, 20 boxes of tissue papers, Kia truck, Tricycle and a van.

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Apr 8, 2020

MP For Dormaa East Constituency Support District PHEC Against COVID 19

The Member of Parliament of Dormaa East Constituency, Hon. Williams Kwesi Sabi who doubles as the Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation has on Monday, April 6, 2020, donated items for ensuring personal hygiene, worth thousands of cedis to the District Public Health Emergency Committee (PHEC) to fight coronavirus.

The items which include thousands three hundred (1300) bottles of hand sanitizers, thousand three hundred (1300) bottle of liquid soap, fifty (50) veronica buckets, tissues papers, hundred pieces of locally produced nose mask among others, would be distributed to all public places, health centers, and the district hospital through the District Health Directorate.

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Apr 8, 2020

COVID-19—Africa

In Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the confirmed numbers of COVID-19 on the continent has risen to more than 10,000, with more than 500 recorded deaths.

While the virus was slow to reach the continent compared to other parts of the world, infections have grown exponentially in recent weeks and are continuing to spread.

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Apr 8, 2020

Fear Cerebrospinal Meningitis Than Coronavirus--Dr. Elizabeth Agyare

The Infectious Disease Specialist at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) Dr. Elizabeth Agyare has advised Ghanaians not to be scared of the coronavirus pandemic but rather should be careful with themselves.

She said all we have to do is to be very cautious and adhere to all the necessary protocols but not to be afraid to the extent that we cannot go about our normal duties. In explaining further, she was quick to add that "if you're an individual who likes buying things from the market daily, then you need to learn how to buy things in bulk and reduce the number of times you visit the market". "If you've nothing important to do in town, stay home".

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Apr 8, 2020

Ghana Statistical Service And UNDP Partner To Track Impacts Of COVID-19 On Businesses And Border Economies

Accra, 8 April 2020 – The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has rolled out a Business Tracker, which is an online survey targeting businesses with the aim of assessing the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 in Ghana.

The study will also assess measures put in place by businesses to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 as well as efforts to build better recovery for businesses and cross border trade.

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Apr 8, 2020

Italy closes ports to charity migrant ship over Covid-19 infection fears

The Italian government has declared its own ports unsafe due to the coronavirus epidemic. A new decree signed by the Ministers of the Interior, Transport, Health and Foreign Affairs says that due to the emergency, charity boats carrying migrants rescued in the Mediterranean, will not be permitted to dock.

The decree, issued late Tuesday, states: “For the entire duration of the national health emergency caused by the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Italian ports cannot guarantee the requisites needed to be classified and defined as a place of safety.”

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Apr 8, 2020

Top scientist quits EU funding agency in spat over coronavirus research

Mauro Ferrari, the president of the key European Research Council funding agency, has resigned after only 3 months in the job, slamming the EU's approach to funding coronavirus research. The ERC rejected his criticism, saying Ferrari was asked to quit due to lack of commitment.

Ferrari said he was “extremely disappointed by the European response to Covid-19”. He claimed he had arrived at the ERC "a fervent supporter of the EU” but that the Covid-19 crisis had completely changed his views.

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Apr 8, 2020

No Fear and Panic with Coronavirus: Just Becareful- Dr. Elizabeth Agyare

Cape Coast, 8th April 2020. - The Infectious Disease Specialist at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) Dr. Elizabeth Agyare has advised Ghanaians not to be scared of the coronavirus pandemic but rather should be careful with themselves.

She said all we have to do is to be very cautious and adhere to all the necessary protocols but not to be afraid to the extent that we cannot go about our normal duties. In explaining further, she was quick to add that "if you're an individual who likes buying things from the market daily, then you need to learn how to buy things in bulk and reduce the number of times you visit the market". "If you've nothing important to do in town, stay home".

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Apr 8, 2020

BREAKING Coronavirus: Cases Hit 313, One More Dead

Ghana’s total case count for COVID-19 has increased to 313.

This follows the confirmation of 26 new positive cases.

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Apr 8, 2020

WHO chief confident of continued US funding

By BBC News

WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has thanked the US for its financial support, and says he is confident that it will continue, despite recent threats from President Trump.

"In the US, supporting world health has been a bipartisan issue," said Dr Ghebreyesus.

"We cannot live in our nation state boundaries," he added. "The world is getting smaller and smaller, the need for solidarity has become more important than ever before."


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SUMMARY

  • Coronavirus: Cases Hit 313, One More Dead
  • Spain deaths rise as WHO warns against easing curbs
  • People have not been allowed to leave Wuhan since 23 January
  • Deaths in Spain rise for a second consecutive day, to 14,555
  • There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases worldwide
  • No evidence pets can infect people - WHO

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