COVID-19 recoveries in Ghana now 99 with 9 deaths

COVID-19 recoveries in Ghana now 99 with 9 deaths

Sixteen additional COVID-19 patients have recovered bringing the total recoveries recorded in the country to 99. The 99 are said to have tested negative for the virus on two consecutive times. Meanwhile, the recorded caseload has jumped from 641 to 834 as of Saturday, 18 April 2020. According to the GHS, its enhanced contact-tracing and testing have led to the discovery of the high cases. The new cases were from the backlog of 12,000 samples of 57,000 which are being cleared by the various test stations. Nine persons have died. …

Adhere to social distancing protocols in the sharing of foods – Dr Dacosta

Adhere to social distancing protocols in the sharing of foods – Dr Dacosta

The Chairman and Leader of the National Risk Communications and Social Mobilization Committee of COVID-19, Dr. DaCosta Aboagye, has admonished individuals, organizations and agencies involved in the sharing of food to the underprivileged in lockdown areas to stick to the physical and social distancing protocols announced by President Akufo-Addo as part of measures towards the containment of the deadly coronavirus in the country. According to him, anything short of that, will spell doom for the country and retard all the gains that have been made in our collective national fight against…

Efia Odo pays courtesy call to The Chief Imam and donate towards Ramadan

Efia Odo pays courtesy call to The Chief Imam and donate towards Ramadan

Andrea Owusu popularly known as Efia Odo has attracted the blessings of the Chief Imam of Ghana after paying him a courtesy call and donating towards the Ramadan ahead of us. Well, her outfit for the day very decent and so much fit for the occasion; fans are asking her whether or not she is a Muslim. ghmediahub.com can attest to her claims of not being a Christian but believes in God but we don’t know if she believes in the Holy Prophet Muhammad too. In a post sighted by ghMediaHub.com,…

I’m ready to patch things up with Shatta Wale on only 1 condition… – Sarkodie speaks

I’m ready to patch things up with Shatta Wale on only 1 condition… – Sarkodie speaks

Rapper Sarkodie born Michael Owusu Addo says he will only make up with his new “archenemy” Shatta Wale on only one condition. The former ally of Shatta said if it is real and not just for the cameras, he will patch up. Shatta Wale and Sarkodie who used to be the best of friends are currently the worst of enemies in the showbiz industry. Both artistes keep throwing jabs at each other the least opportunity they get. But speaking to Dentaa on the Dentaa show, Sarkodie mentioned that he is…

Rwanda uses drones to help catch lockdown transgressors

Rwanda uses drones to help catch lockdown transgressors

Tech-savvy Rwanda is using drones to keep residents of the capital Kigali informed of coronavirus lockdown measures – and help catch those who abuse them. While police stop cars and pedestrians on streets to ask why they are out, two drones buzz above them, one loudly broadcasting instructions and the other monitoring movements. “Drones are flying in areas where checkpoints are not mounted and where patrols could not be there,” said police spokesman John Bosco Kabera. Among culprits have been a pastor who pretended to be on her way to…

Nigerian president’s chief of staff dies from coronavirus: presidency spokesman

Nigerian president’s chief of staff dies from coronavirus: presidency spokesman

The Nigerian president’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, died on Friday after contracting the new coronavirus, two presidency spokesmen said on Twitter. Kyari, who was in his 70s and had underlying health problems including diabetes, was the top official aide to 77-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari and one of the most powerful men in the country. “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” said presidency spokesman Garba Shehu in a tweet, using an honorific title for Kyari. “The deceased had…

Parliament approves Oko-Boye as Deputy Health Minister

Parliament approves Oko-Boye as Deputy Health Minister

Parliament has approved the nomination of the Member of Parliament for Ledzokuku Dr. Bernard Oko-Boye as Deputy Minister for Health. First Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon. Joe Osei Owusu (MP), on Friday, submitted the report of the Appointment Committee which requested his approval and was approved by House. Members on both sides of the House were unanimous in their approval of the hardworking legislator. Dr. Okoe Boye, the 38-year-old medical practitioner was nominated by President Akufo Addo a fortnight ago. He replaces Alexander Kodwo Kom Abban, who has been reassigned to the…

Coronavirus: Africa could be next epicentre, WHO warns

Coronavirus: Africa could be next epicentre, WHO warns

Africa could become the next epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. UN officials also say it is likely the pandemic will kill at least 300,000 people in Africa and push nearly 30 million into poverty. The past week in Africa has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. There have been almost 1,000 deaths and almost 19,000 infections across Africa, so far much lower rates than in parts of Europe and the US. The UN Economic Commission for Africa – which warned 300,000 could…

Covid-19: Place moratorium on rent payments; block tenant ejections – Mahama advises Akufo-Addo

Covid-19: Place moratorium on rent payments; block tenant ejections – Mahama advises Akufo-Addo

Former President of Ghana, John Dramni Mahama has called on the government to as a matter of urgency work hand in hand with landlords in places affected by the partial lockdown to devise a scheme to come to the aid of tenants who are unable to pay their rents to prevent them from being ejected, MyNewsGh.com can report.  The Government has imposed restriction on movement of non-essential workers in places including Greater Accra, Greater Kumasi and Tema. With the restriction, most people are currently at home without working hence making…