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Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-10)

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-10)
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Apr 11, 2020

ECOM Donate To KMA To Join Fight COVID-19

A licensed cocoa buying company ECOM, has presented sanitary items worth thousands of Ghana cedis to the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA).

The items are part of the company's gesture to help deal with the spread of the deadly virus, COVID-19 in the region.



Apr 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Jirapa Orphanage Gets Support From Big Visions

A renowned social group called BIG VISIONS GHANA has today, Friday, 10th April 2020 visited the Jirapa orphanage home where it donated assorted provisions to help the home take care of the orphans at this critical time of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group donated items such as rice, oil, soup, disinfectants, toiletries, among others.


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Apr 10, 2020

Covid-19: Binduri MP Supports Health Directorate, Chiefs And Tengdaanas To Fight Spread

Dr. Robert Baba Kuganab-lem, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Binduri in the Upper East Region has donated items to help fight the coronavirus in the constituency.

The items worth over GHC26,850.00 includes 50 Veronica buckets, 10 boxes of Kasapreko hand sanitizers, 400 bottles of 200ml Doxa hand sanitizers, 25 gallons of parazo, 50 gallons of liquid soap, disposable gloves, 10 Boxes of nose masks, 20 boxes of examination gloves (20,000 pcs) tissue papers and non-contact thermometers.


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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19: CWSA Ask Water Vendors To Provide Free Water To Customers

The Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) has ordered water vendors working with the Water and Sanitation Management Teams (WSMTs) as well as NGOs to provide free water for customers throughout the three months period announced by the government.

This is in line with President Akufo-Addo announcement of absorbing water bills of Ghanaians for April, May and June.



Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19: Togo To Dash "Free Money" To Citizens For 3 Months

Togo has put in place a universal income scheme to help the most vulnerable people and families cope with the measures put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Ghana’s eastern neighbour.

Togo has, so far, confirmed 76 cases with three deaths and 25 recoveries.


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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19 Fight: Chamber Of Mines Donate Ghc11.5million To Health Ministry

The Ghana Chamber of Mines has reviewed the increasing threat, as well as the devastating effects of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks and decided to respond purposefully to support the government’s efforts.

The Chamber led by its President, Eric Asubonteng, made a donation of GHS 11.5 million (the equivalent of USD$2 million) to the Ministry of Health and allied institutions as part of the mining industry’s voluntary contribution to the fight against the pandemic, at a brief ceremony on Thursday, 9th April 2020.


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Apr 10, 2020

Covid-19: Papa Owusu Ankomah Tests Positive In The UK

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland, Papa Owusu Ankomah has reportedly tested positive to the novel coronavirus.

Reports say Mr. Owusu Ankomah tested positive for the Covid-19 on Friday, April 10, 2020, and has been sent to the Intensive Care Unit in a London Hospital.



Apr 10, 2020

Easter: Pain, Sacrifice Vital To Covid-19 Fight – Rawlings

Former President Jerry Rawlings is urging all to endure the challenges imposed by Covid-19, adhere to lockdown and hygiene protocols so we can rid the society of the pandemic.

Here is Rawlings' message at Easter.
As we enter into the period of Easter I wish to extend the spirit of peace, love and goodwill to all Ghanaians in these onerous times.



Apr 10, 2020

Prepare For Post COVID-19 Economic Shocks — Bawumia Urges World Leaders

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the post COVID-19 global economic architect is going to be radically different from the previous one and requires countries in the production of goods and services to hold themselves high for the future.

Vice President Bawumia made the projection in a message posted on his social media platforms on Good Friday.


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Apr 10, 2020

Covid-19: 19-Year-Old Boy Dies At Walewale

A 19-year-old boy has reportedly died from Coronavirus at Walewale in the North East Region.

The deceased who had been an asthmatic patient for the past five years was said to have been rushed to the hospital with his parents’ thinking he was suffering from asthma.


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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19: Lockdown All Regions — Bureau of Public Safety Urges Gov't

The Bureau of Public Safety is urging Akufo-Addo's government to extend the partial lockdown to all the 16 regions.

This comes after the sudden hike in the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country.



Apr 10, 2020

Covid-19 Lockdown: Consume Light, Water Responsibly- President Cautions

President Akufo-Addo is asking Ghanaians to act responsibly in the use the free electricity and water announced for consumers to mitigate the impact of the covid-19 partial lockdown.

Government had announced that on Thursday it will fully absorb electricity bills for the next three months as part of the palliative measures to tackle the coronavirus.


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Apr 10, 2020

New York governor says 'curve is flattening' but horror continues on the ground

US health officials made cautiously optimistic noises about the coronavirus despite a jump in deaths Thursday, as falling hospitalization rates hint at a turning point in the battle against COVID-19. Meanwhile, New York, the US epicenter of the illness, has trouble finding enough place to bury its dead.

Overwhelmed with the sudden rush of Covid-19 victims, the office of New York City's Chief Medical Examiner said in a statement that bodies of “unidentified and/or unclaimed” victims of the disease will be put in a “temporary storage” for a period of up to 14 days.



Apr 10, 2020

Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus goes door-to-door in Lagos

Local authorities in Nigeria on Friday announced the start of a door-to-door checks on residents of the megacity Lagos to identify cases of coronavirus. Health workers will be visiting homes and healthcare facilities in order to carry out an electronic survey enquiring about cough, cold and fever, some of the telltale signs of Covid-19. 

“This is in a bid to intensify our search for possible cases of Covid-19 in different communities across the state,” said Lagos State Commissioner for Health Akin Abayomi


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Apr 10, 2020

BREAKING UK death toll reaches 8,958

By BBC News

Matt Hancock says the number of deaths across the UK of people in hospital who tested positive for coronavirus has now reached 8,958 - a 980 increase on yesterday.

"We never forget behind this number, behind each one is a name, a loss and a family which will never be the same again."

He also repeats the news Boris Johnson's condition is improving, and praises the care he has got from the NHS.

He says 19,116 tests have been carried out across Great Britain, with 5,706 testing positive.

Apr 10, 2020

French president Emmanuel Macron talks to controversial coronavirus cure doctor

President Macron has held lengthy talks with Pr. Didier Raoult, the  French doctor who claims a derivative of an anti-malaria drug is a cure for patients with coronavirus.

Macron made a surprise visit on Thursday evening to the Mediterranée Infection Foundation in Marseille, where Raoult is based.


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Apr 10, 2020

Coronavirus hits men and overweight people harder than others - researchers

In the emergency rooms of virus hotspots around the world, medical staff are seeing a greater number of men than women suffering severe symptoms of COVID-19, with obesity emerging as another potentially aggravating factor. But experts are still unsure why. 

What first began to appear as a pattern in China, where the virus emerged at the end of last year, has echoed through hospitals in Europe and the United States as the pandemic spreads. 


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Apr 10, 2020

COVID-19: Let’s abide by safety guidelines – Lawyer Tuah-Yeboah

Lawyer Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, NPP Parliamentary Aspirant for Sunyani East constituency in the Bono region is reminding all Ghanaians to adhere to the various protocols being put out by government and the World Health Organisation in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease.

“Even as we prepare ourselves for the election of a Parliamentary Candidate for our constituency, that is Sunyani East, let us all remember to strictly abide by the safety protocols and guidelines set for us by government and WHO regarding COVID-19 so that, together, we can win the fight against this virus”, Lawyer Tuah-Yeboah said in his Easter Message to NPP delegates in Sunyani East.



Apr 10, 2020

50 crew members of France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier test positive for coronavirus

Fifty crew members aboard France's sole aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, have tested positive for the new coronavirus and parts of the ship have been put in lockdown, the armed forces ministry said on Friday. 

A ministry statement said that three sailors had been evacuated by air to a military hospital in Toulon, southern France, home port of the carrier. 


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Apr 10, 2020

In DR Congo, a pioneering doctor fights Ebola and coronavirus

Few generals would choose to fight a war on two fronts, against a foe that is nearly invisible and at times seems to have the terrifying ability to surface anywhere.

Yet this is exactly the mission that Dr. Jean-Jacques Muyembe has taken upon himself, and at the age of 78.


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