Coronavirus: Government bans Church activities, funerals, all other public gatherings

Coronavirus: Government bans Church activities, funerals, all other public gatherings

President Akufo-Addo has banned all public gatherings including conference, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies and church activities and all related events as part of measures to stop the spread of coronavirus in the country. The President in a national address on Sunday said the ban will be in force for the next four weeks. “I have decided in the interest of public safety and the protection of our population to review the public gathering advisories earlier announced as follows. Firstly, all public gatherings including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies,…

Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases shoot up to six

Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases shoot up to six

Ghana has now officially recorded six cases of the coronavirus disease as of Sunday, March 15. This was confirmed by the Head of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie, at a press briefing on Sunday. The new cases came in pairs just like the first two cases confirmed concurrently by the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research on Thursday, March 12. On Friday, two additional cases were recorded while the other two were recorded on Saturday. All the patients have been quarantined and are in a…

UG Suspends Lectures Over COVID-19

UG Suspends Lectures Over COVID-19

The University of Ghana (UG) has suspended lectures over a confirmed case of Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the University in a statement, an imported case of COVID-19 infection has been identified at the University of Ghana involving one of its non-resident students who returned to Ghana from an international trip. Consequently, it said, the University is updating its COVID-19 preparedness and response communique with additional recommendations in this release. “We wish to assure the University community that these measures are preventive and precautionary. The risk of COVID-19 infection to individuals…