Ghana now has 52 confirmed Coronavirus cases – Health Minister

Ghana now has 52 confirmed Coronavirus cases – Health Minister

Ghana now has 52 confirmed Coronavirus cases, the Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu has revealed. The additional 25 cases are from those who were in mandatory quarantine who have tested positive.  As of Monday night, a total of 27 cases had been recorded with two deaths. This was made known at a press briefing currently ongoing in Accra. Source: graphic.com

Court orders arrest of former husband of Afia Schwarzenegger

Court orders arrest of former husband of Afia Schwarzenegger

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Lawrence Abrokwa, the former husband of Afia Schwarzenegger for failing to appear before it. The court presided over by Mrs. Justice Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, a High Court judge siting as an additional Circuit court judge, was expected to deliver its judgement today in the case in which Abrokwa was being held on two counts of domestic violence to wit emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, threat of harm, assault, publication of obscene material, carrying offensive weapon, causing unlawful…

FDA has not registered any Rapid Diagnostic Test kits for self testing of Coronavirus in Ghana

FDA has not registered any Rapid Diagnostic Test kits for self testing of Coronavirus in Ghana

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says it has not registered any Rapid Diagnostic Test kits (RDT) to be used for testing and diagnosis of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana. In a statement signed and issued on Tuesday [march 24, 2020] by the Chief Executive of the FDA, Mrs Delese A.A. Darko,  the FDA said the only way of testing for the virus in Ghana and approved by the Ministry of Health (MoH) is the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests. The statement added that the FDA is not registering…

I’ll make sure Obinim goes to jail, he’s a fraudster – Ken Agyapong vows

I’ll make sure Obinim goes to jail, he’s a fraudster – Ken Agyapong vows

Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong has promised to put the leader of International God’s Way Church, Daniel Obinim in jail. According to him, he has evidence to justify that the man of God is into money laundering. Ken Agyapong further threatened to submit all documents he has as evidence to the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) to do a follow up on the allegations raised. He declared that: “I’ll arrest all your cyber fraudsters, mark it on the wall. I’m going to arrest all of them…

Coronavirus: US arranges repatriation flights for citizens in Ghana

Coronavirus: US arranges repatriation flights for citizens in Ghana

The government of the United States of America through the US Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs has started arranging repatriation flights for its citizens in Ghana to the US as part of efforts to mitigate their exposure to the coronavirus. Ghana has, so far, confirmed cases with two deaths. In a tweet, the US State Department said: “Those interested in being contacted if additional flights or repatriation flights to the US are scheduled, please send an email to acsaccra@state.gov with the subject line, ‘Return Travel to the US’”. The US…

Coronavirus: We were caught by surprise – Oppong Nkrumah

Coronavirus: We were caught by surprise – Oppong Nkrumah

Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has confirmed government cannot say it has put up every measure needed to fight the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country because it came at an unexpected time with no budgetary allocation. He disclosed that the emergency allocated funds from the 2020 budget statement cannot meet the expenses made with respect to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, hence the $100 million cash set aside to enhance the fight. The NPP MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi Constituency in the Eastern region however explained that every allocated fund with respect…

#StayHomeChallenge: “Dont stay at home and do nothing still keep that body moving” – Michael Essien (+Video)

#StayHomeChallenge: “Dont stay at home and do nothing still keep that body moving” – Michael Essien (+Video)

Ghanaian midfielder and legend Michael Essien has joined the ‘Stay At Home Challenge’ to exhibit superb football skills. Other great players such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jnr have shared on their social media handles their football skills with toilet roll. Michael Essien has responded to a challenge from Ramin Hasanov by displaying his skills with a football rather than the usual toilet roll which is being used for the challenge. He shared to his Instagram handle a post captioned. “I accept your challenge #RaminHasanov “⚽️ #EvdəQalSağlamQal Michael Essien has been…

Wee Bill: It’s still illegal to blaze ganja – Samini advises Ghetto Boys

Wee Bill: It’s still illegal to blaze ganja – Samini advises Ghetto Boys

Ghanaian Reggae and Dance hall recording artiste Samini born Emmanuel Andrews Sammini has advised the ghetto youth against smoking of cannabis. Ghana’s Parliament last Friday decriminalized the use of Cannabis for medicinal and industrial purposes. This move by Parliament was greeted with joy because people have over the years fought for the drug to be legalized. Reacting to the legalization and providing a bit of education for the masses who seem not to understand exactly what Parliament has done, Samini mentioned that the country legalized it for health and industrial…

Italy records smaller increase in coronavirus cases for second consecutive day

Italy records smaller increase in coronavirus cases for second consecutive day

ROME — Italy has recorded a smaller day-to-day increase in new coronavirus cases for the second straight day, officials said Monday while cautioning it was too soon to know if the worst is behind the country with the world’s second-biggest caseload. Data released by Italy’s Civil Protection agency showed 4,789 new cases from a day earlier, nearly 700 fewer than the day-to-day increase of 5,560 new cases reported Sunday. The number of deaths also did not rise by as much. There were just over 600 more virus-related registered in Italy…

Polish residents can send government selfies to prove quarantine compliance

Polish residents can send government selfies to prove quarantine compliance

People in Poland can send selfies to the government to prove they are complying with mandatory coronavirus quarantines, a government official said. “People in quarantine have a choice: either receive unexpected visits from the police, or download this app,” Karol Manys, digital ministry spokesman, told AFP. The 14-day quarantine applies to people who have traveled back to Poland from abroad. The smartphone “Home quarantine” app, which launched last Friday, uses geolocation and facial recognition. Users first upload a selfie to the app, then are randomly prompted throughout the day to…