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14.04.2020 Live Reporting

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-14)

Coronavirus updates As it happens (2020-04-14)
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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: Ridge Hospital Staff Who Got Exposed To Obour’s Father Test Negative

The management of the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (GARH) says all staff who came into contact with Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour who passed away after contracting the novel coronavirus have tested negative.

The chief, who is the biological father of former Musician Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) President, Bice Osei Kuffuor popularly known as Obour died at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) on March 26 after testing positive for Coronavirus.

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Apr 14, 2020

Surge Of Returnees To Ethiopia, UN Calls For A Pause Amidst Increased In COVID-19 Enforcement

Addis Ababa – The unexpected arrival of more than 5,000 returnees to Ethiopia over the past two weeks without prior health screenings has added to the challenges the country faces strengthening measures to curb COVID-19.

The UN has called for a temporary suspension of flights to give Ethiopian authorities time to safely organize the migrants' repatriation.

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Apr 14, 2020

Anger in Africa over coronavirus 'stigma' in China

African countries are seething over accounts that Africans are battling stigma and discrimination in China over the coronavirus pandemic, apparently linked to a cluster of cases in the Nigerian community in the southern city of Guangzhou.

The African residents say they have suffered forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus tests and face discrimination in restaurants and hotels.

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Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19: La Mansaamo Kpee Hands Over Facility To Health Ministry

The La Mansaamo Kpee, also known as the La Town Development Association has handed over its facility to the Ministry of Health for temporary use to provide healthcare until the La General Hospital is fully renovated.

This comes at a time when there is pressure on health facilities due to the national fight against the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 8 people out of 636 cases.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: 10 Fishermen Quarantined In Sekondi After Landing From Cote d’Ivoire By Sea

The Western Regional Command of Marine Police have directed 10 fishermen to self-quarantine after they used their boat to ferry people from Cote d’Ivoire.

The Marine police intercepted a canoe loaded with 10 fishermen, who claimed they were returning from a fishing expedition, but had no fish in their canoe.

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Apr 14, 2020

TUC Cancels May Day Parade Over Covid-19

The Panning Committee of the 2020 annual May Day parade has canceled the program, the Secretary General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), Yaw Baah has said in a press statement.

”On behalf of the Organized Labour’s National May Day Planning Committee, I regret to inform all workers and the general public that all 2020 May Day activities have been canceled in compliance with the Restriction of Movement of Persons and ban on public gathering nationwide directive.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: Ashanti Region Cases Hit 53

Four more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Ashanti region bringing the region’s total number to 53.

The Ashanti Region Health Directorate has indicated it is yet to add the four new cases to the five hundred and sixty-six which is registered on government’s official portals.

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Apr 14, 2020

Bryan Acheampong On COVID-19: “Giving Is Humanity”

The Member of Parliament for the Abetifi Constituency, Bryan Acheampong has donated GHS 821,000 to 7 constituencies and health facilities in the Eastern Region.

Making the donation at the Rock City Hotel in Nkwatia Kwahu, the lawmaker underscored that the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic is a global one, which needed all hands on deck. He emphasized that “giving to those in need is not charity, it's humanity”.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: Mahama Criticises Quality Of Gov’t’s Free Food, Mode Of Sharing

Former President John Dramani Mahama said the mode of distribution of food to poor Ghanaians in the locked-down areas is worrying.

According to him, the overcrowding at the various food distribution centres defeats the purpose of the social distancing protocol which is key in preventing the spread of coronavirus which has killed eight out of the six hundred and sixty-three cases confirmed so far.

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Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19: Stop Storming My House For Food – Gender Minister

Cynthia Morrison, Minister of Gender, Child and Social Protection, says Ghanaians have been bothering her home in their numbers for food due to the COVD-19 lockdown.

She, however, appealed to them to stop coming to her house for food but rather go to her office within the Ministries enclave, for food.

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Apr 14, 2020

COVID-19: Mahama Advises Govt To Be Diligent In Spending IMF’s $1bn Loan

Former President John Dramani Mahama has advised the Akufo-Addo government to be diligent in applying the US$1 billion loan facility the International Monetary Fund (IMF ) approved for Ghana under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to combat covid-19.

The Executive Board of IMF announced the approval of the loan on Monday, April 13, 2020.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: Niger Nationals Who Tested Positive Refuse Treatment At Ga East Hospital

The two Niger nationals who were recently found to be COVID-19 positive in Ghana have been returned from the Ga East Municipal Hospital which is Ghana’s national coronavirus treatment centre.

This is because the two are not cooperating with health authorities to be treated there.

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Apr 14, 2020

Press freedom violations throughout Africa linked to Covid-19 coverage

African journalists are increasingly harassed or threatened by security services while reporting the news during the Covid-19 period, according to a number of media watchdogs and journalist associations that have been tracking abuse of reporters.

According to Austria-based International Press Institute (IPI), which is tracking media freedom, 104 violations have been noted worldwide, including 22 on the African continent. Verbal and physical attacks, like the NTV journalist, make up the majority of violations.

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Apr 14, 2020

E/R: Bryan Acheampong Donates Gh₵ 821,000 To Support Coronavirus Fight

The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Abetifi Constituency, Hon. Bryan Acheampong has donated GHS 821,000 to seven constituencies and health facilities in the Eastern Region to help in the fight against the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Making the donation at the Rock City Hotel in Nkwatia, Kwahu, the lawmaker underscored that the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic is a global one, which needs all hands on deck. He emphasized that “giving to those in need is not charity, its humanity”.

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Apr 14, 2020

MUST WATCH: Recovered COVID-19 Patient Weeps Over Stigmatization

Stigmatization Is Killing Us - Recovered Covid-19 patient cries

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Apr 14, 2020

BREAKING COVID-19: Cases Hit 636

Ghana's has recorded new COVID-19 cases today bringing the total number from 566 to 636.

The Ghana Health Service confirmed on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 that 70 new cases of Coronavirus have been recorded in the country.

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Apr 14, 2020

Family Of Deceased Covid-19 Patient Stigmatised In Walewale

The family of the 19-year-old boy who died of covid-19 recently at the Walewale Government hospital is facing stigma from community members.

DGN Online gathered that the death of the boy and the name of the family house were announced on a popular radio station in Walewale.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: Barack Obama Speaks On Racial, Socio-economic Factors

Former US President, Barack Obama, has pointed out how racial and socio-economic factors are playing a critical in determining persons who are the hardest hit for coronavirus.

According to him, there can be no denying in the United States that racial and socioeconomic issues are playing a role in those worst hit by coronavirus.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19: 44,000 Additional Samples To Be Tested– GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said 44,421 more samples taken through contact tracing will be tested for COVID-19 virus.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Aboagye who disclosed this at a press briefing on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 further indicated that government’s aggressive contact tracing initiative has improved the country’s testing capacity.

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Apr 14, 2020

Covid-19 Tracker App Secure, Safe — Ursula Owusu

The Ministry of Communications has assured users of the recently launched COVID-19 tracker App of the security of the information they will provide to enhance the contact tracking and testing of Coronavirus cases in the country.

According to the ministry, standard security protocols and permissions worldwide have been used in the building of the app.

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SUMMARY

  • Ghana records 10th death
  • Ghana Highest Testing Country In Africa
  • Only vaccine will stop global virus spread, WHO chief says
  • Spain has started easing strict lockdown measures; its daily death toll has fallen again
  • Oil prices have steadied after a deal to slash output by 10%

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