ModernGhanalogo

FEATURED: How Human Procreation By Sexual Means Came As Punishment For Sin (part...

body-container-line-1
12.04.2020 Live Reporting

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-12)

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-12)
LISTEN APR 12, 2020

Live Dashboard
Dossier: Coronavirus pandemic


Apr 12, 2020

GHC150 COVID-19 Donations By MP to Constituency: Only In Ahafo

Member of Ghana's Parliament representing the people of Asutifi North in the newly created Ahafo Region, Mr Benhazin Joseph Dahah has donated his 'widows mite' to help combat COVID-19.

Making the presentation to his constituent, he presented 2 buckets of Veronica Bucket, at a unit cost of GHC50, 2 bottles of liquid soap at a unit cost of GHC5 and tissue paper all amounting to GHC150.

Read more...

412202095844-swnaqedp5k-benhazin-joseph-dahah.jpeg


Apr 12, 2020

Coronavirus - Libya: People caught between bullets, bombs and now COVID-19

ICRC fears that the virus will compound the suffering of conflict-affected families, who are already struggling to meet basic needs, from shelter to food, water, and medical care

TUNIS, Tunisia, April 12, 2020/ -- Hundreds of thousands of Libyans are caught in an intensifying conflict as COVID-19 threatens to spread and debilitate the country's fragile health system. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) fears that the virus will compound the suffering of conflict-affected families, who are already struggling to meet basic needs, from shelter to food, water, and medical care.

Read more...


Apr 12, 2020

Bawumia Commends UG Scientists For Successful Sequence COVID-19 Genomes

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has commended scientists at the University of Ghana (UG) for a successful sequenced genome of SARS-CoV-2, "to help track mutations, trace community infections” of Covid-19.

The scientists, who work at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR – College of Health Sciences) and the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP – College of Basic and Applied Sciences) at the University, analysed samples from selected cases to gain a comprehensive understanding of the variations of the virus that are present in the country.

Read more...

412202065608-1h830o4aau-uhbuju


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Pope uses Easter to thank frontline workers who compromise their health to save lives

It was a very different Easter Sunday for Romans this year, one they are unlikely to forget. No one was allowed to leave their homes, not even to attend the Pope's traditional Easter Mass, due to the lockdown in place across the country.  This year like many others faithful all over the world they watched it on television or livestreamed on the Internet. 

Pope Francis celebrated Easter Sunday Mass and then delivered his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” message, to the city and to the world, from inside a largely empty Saint Peter's Basilica.  With him, some of his close collaborators and a number of chosen faithful siting one per pew. 

Read more...

REUTERSREUTERS


Apr 12, 2020

1,900 crew of French aircraft carrier go into quarantine after Covid-19 outbreak

The Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier docked in the southern French port of Toulon early Sunday afternoon, with fifty cases of Covid-19 on board. All personnel will go into a two-week quarantine, and the vessel will be disinfected.

The nuclear-powered carrier, the flagship of the French navy, returned to port 11 days earlier than planned because of the coronavirus breakout on board. The armed forces ministry said Saturday that fifty sailors had contracted the virus.

Read more...

© Ritzau Scanpix/Reuters© Ritzau Scanpix/Reuters


Apr 12, 2020

COVID-19: Local Production Of PPEs In Ghana [Photos]

Some local companies have commenced the production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) in Ghana.

412202053606-13041q5dcw-ppe-1

Read more...

412202053652-0f730m4yxs-whatsapp-image-2020-04-12-at-3.13.06-pm-1.jpeg


Apr 12, 2020

COVID-19: Ga East Hospital Gets Additional 100-bed Facility

Some Ghanaian professionals are teaming up with the Ministry of Health and Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) for the construction of a 100-bed facility for the Ga East Municipal hospital, a primary treatment centre for COVID-19 in Ghana.

The project is expected to be completed within six weeks. The engineers and architects have since Thursday, April 9, 2020, been working round the clock to get the design ready for take-off.

Read more...

412202053651-n6ium8x432-100-bed-facility-for-ga-east-municipal-hospital-1.jpeg


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Peter Toobu Recommends ‘Customized Total Lockdown’ For Africa

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentary Candidate for the Wa West Constituency, Supt (Rtd) Peter Lanchene Toobu has recommended what he calls, a customized total lockdown (CTL) of all African countries amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus across the globe.

According to him, “the underlying assumption of CTL is for all African Countries to plan with the worst-case scenario of 0.4% of the population as a guide. For instance, Ghana (population of 30 million) with an assumption of 0.4% will have to plan with a total figure of 120,000 people in mind.”

Read more...

412202043645-n6ium8x332-superintendent-peter-lanchene-toobu


Apr 12, 2020

New Juaben North MP Donates Towards Coronavirus Prevention

Nana Adjei Boateng, Member of Parliament for New Juaben North, has donated sanitary items worth 100,000 cedis to households and public institutions in the area to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

The items included 150 Veronica handwashing facilities, 150 dust bins, 150 rolls of paper tissues and 8,000 pieces of 100 and 200 MLS of hand sanitizers to be distributed to every household in the Constituency.

Read more...

412202042235-i41p266gfa-veronica-handwashing-facilities


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: I Prophesied That They Should Close Borders But Ignoramuses Spoke ignorantly; They Didn't Listen — Dag Heward-Mills

The founder and presiding bishop of the Lighthouse Group of Churches, Dag Heward-Mills, has said before COVID-19 entered Ghana, he and the Ghana Charismatic Bishops' Conference had prophesied it and he, in particular, warned that the country’s borders be closed a week before that was done.

Ghana has, so far, recorded 408 cases of COVID-19 with 8 deaths.

Read more...

412202042308-swnyqdcp53-hqdefault


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Don’t Yield To Fear – Pope Francis On Easter Sunday

Pope Francis has urged people not to "yield to fear" over coronavirus, calling on them to be "messengers of life in a time of death".

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church was speaking at his Easter vigil service on Saturday evening in an almost empty St Peter's Basilica.

Read more...

Pope FrancisPope Francis


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Boris Johnson Survives, Discharged From Hospital

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left hospital after being treated for coronavirus, but will not immediately return to work, Downing Street says.

Mr Johnson, 55, was taken to St Thomas' hospital, in London, on Sunday - 10 days after testing positive for the virus.

Read more...

Prime Minister Boris JohnsonPrime Minister Boris Johnson


Apr 12, 2020

Coronavirus: Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund To Construct 100-Bed Isolation, Treatment Facility

The Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund, a private sector led initiative has set out a major plan to construct a 100-bed COVID-19 Treatment and Isolation facility to complement government efforts to contain the coronavirus.

Construction works on the new facility is expected to commence on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 and scheduled to be completed between three to six weeks after take-off.

Read more...


Apr 12, 2020

COVID-19: Staying Committed, Jewel Starfish Foundation Goes Beyond The Ordinary

The virulence of COVID-19 is having its toll on lives across the world and many people especially women and girls are falling prey to horrific domestic violence.

Giving the presence of more than one thousand girls under its care across Liberia, the Jewel Starfish Foundation (JSF) believes that sitting idly during this crucial period is a gamble it would not risk.

Read more...

412202031751-vaqctgfssn-rts35w13-e1584114450695


Apr 12, 2020

COVID-19: 70 Doctors Trained To Support Govt's Risk Communication, Public Education

Vodafone Ghana Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, has trained some medical practitioners in the country on relevant disciplines to support government’s risk communication and public education campaign on COVID-19.

The one-day training programme which was held on Wednesday, April 8, was led by the head of the National Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Committee of COVID-19, Dr. DaCosta Aboagye, who doubles as the Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service; and comprised 70 doctors and some supporting staffs.

Read more...

412202030832-g30n1r5edx-c90701f6-9e80-4d3b-83a6-ea25b5a8b762


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish Tests Positive

Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has tested positive for coronavirus after being admitted to hospital earlier this week for treatment for a separate infection.

The 69-year-old former Scottish international striker is not showing any symptoms of the disease, his family said in a statement released by English Premier League leader Liverpool.

Read more...

412202030331-uaqctgfsrm-200411045253-dalglish-recent-exlarge-169


Apr 12, 2020

Wee Smokers Risk Getting Coronavirus

Experts say it's time to think twice if you're smoking weed to ease your stress during the coronavirus pandemic.

Smoking marijuana, even occasionally, can increase your risk for more severe complications from Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Read more...


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Committee To Probe Walewale Death Of 19-Year-Old Patient

The North East Regional Health Director, Dr. Abubakar Abdulai, has said a committee will be set up to investigate the cause of death of the patient who was alleged to have died of Covid-19 at the Walewale Hospital.

“We will carry out an investigation to find out the allegation by the family if it's true or not,” he said.

Read more...

412202024209-pulwoba442-kwaku-agyeman-manu


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: Ashaiman, Mandela Markets Closed Over Social Distancing Issues

Two markets within the Ashaiman municipality have been closed to the public.

The Ashaiman Central market and the Mandela Markets will remain closed for the next two weeks as a means to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus which has infected 408 persons in the country.

Read more...


Apr 12, 2020

Covid-19: African Ambassadors Protest China’s Racist, Forceful Testing Of Africans

African Group of Ambassadors in Beijing have opposed to China's alleged ongoing forceful testing and quarantine and maltreatment of African Nationals in China and in Guangdong Province in particular.

In a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China and International Department of the Communist Party of China, the ambassadors expressed worry about China-Africa relationship in the wake of the maltreatment of Africans.

Read more...

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey


Show More Content

SUMMARY

  • Local Production Of PPEs In Ghana
  • Don’t Yield To Fear – Pope Francis On Easter Sunday
  • Boris Johnson Survives, Discharged From Hospital
  • Media Shoube Be Responsible, Ethical In Thier Reportage
  • 'Deadly resurgence' if curbs lifted too early, WHO warns

Related Stories
Seven Die, 176 Infected After Covid-19 Outbreak At Wedding Reception
Group Calls For Extension Of COVID-19 Tax Waiver For Nurses And Midwives
AFP - PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU
US-China clashes undermine credibility of theory that Covid-19 was manmade
Testing of coronavirus in China
The Covid-19 Can Never Be A Natural Virus
The IMF so far has released $2.5 billion of a $3.7 billion loan to Angola, a country hard hit by low oil prices amid the pandemic.  By SAUL LOEB (AFP/File)
IMF approves release of $1 bn for Angola amid Covid-19 downturn
Covid-19 Contracts Ghana's Economy 3.2% In Q2 2020
KIA's Covid-19 Cases Still 16
REUTERS - CHARLES PLATIAU
Why is Germany faring better than France in the Covid-19 epidemic?
© REUTERS/Rali Benallou
France shuts more schools as pupils test positive for Covid-19
Maintaining Your Wellness In The Time Of COVID-19
A worker collects grapes in a vineyard in the Sidi Bel Abbes highlands, some 435 kilometres (270 miles) southwest of the Algerian capital.  By RYAD KRAMDI (AFP)
Covid-19 heaps misery on Algeria's wilting vineyards
Ghana's Private Sector Commended For COVID-19 Fight
8 New COVID-19 Deaths Push Ghana's Death Toll To 294
REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo
Fast-track French citizenship plan unveiled for foreigners who fought coronavirus
World Democracy Day Observed; Gov't Urged To Be Transparent On COVID-19
© AFP/Philippe Lopez
Marseille, Bordeaux ramp up Covid-19 restrictions in response to virus surge
Mr president, can’t our military do something better than protecting coronavirus at our borders?
NRYN Prepares BECE Candidates for Examination Amid COVID-19
Camels run on a dirt track during a race in Egypt's South Sinai desert after a hiatus of more than six months due to the coronavirus outbreak.  By Khaled DESOUKI (AFP)
Camel racing storms back in Sinai after virus hiatus
COVID-9 Has Challenged BECE But You Will Pass---Minister To Students
body-container-line