Covid19: Ghana’s Coronavirus Case Count Increases To 20,085 With 14,870 Recoveries

Covid19: Ghana’s Coronavirus Case Count Increases To 20,085 With 14,870 Recoveries

Ghana’s Coronavirus case count has jumped to 20,085 after 697 new cases were recorded with 14,870 recoveries. Five additional persons, however, have died of COVID-19, pushing the total death tolls to 122. The death toll stood at 117 as of Sunday, July 5, 2020 according to the Ghana Health Service. The active cases are also now at 5,093. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo is currently going into isolation for 14 days after coming into contact with an infected person, the government announced on Friday 3th July, 2020. Below is the regional breakdown…

Any media person who reported that I have coronavirus will contract the disease -Tinny

Any media person who reported that I have coronavirus will contract the disease -Tinny

Ghanaian Rapper Nii Addo Quaynor, better known by his stage name Tinny, has expressed his anguish at the media report that he had contracted the COVID-19 disease. According to him, the media only focuses on negative news rather than promoting positive reports. In an interview with Happy FM’s Doctar Cann on the Showbiz Xtra, Tinny unleashed his anger on media houses and media persons who reported that he had contracted Coronavirus. “When Nii Funny posted on social media that I had COVID-19, I had not spoken to any presenter or…

393 new COVID-19 cases take Ghana’s caseload to 18,134 with 13,550 recoveries

393 new COVID-19 cases take Ghana’s caseload to 18,134 with 13,550 recoveries

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count is now 18,134 after the Ghana Health Service confirmed 393 new cases. The number of people who have recovered and discharged is 13,550. Currently, there are 4,467 active cases. The death toll is also now 117. So far, a total of 300,520 tests have been conducted. Regional breakdown §  Greater Accra Region – 10,087 §  Ashanti Region – 3,676 §  Western Region – 1,556 §  Central Region – 973 §  Eastern Region – 668 §  Volta Region – 346 §  Upper East Region – 274 § …

Two arrested for producing fake COVID-19 cures

Two arrested for producing fake COVID-19 cures

The Police have arrested two persons for allegedly manufacturing herbal medicines purported to cure the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The illegal acticities of the two self-acclaimed doctors, Dr Abdellah, the Director of Dr Abdellah Herbal Home and his Research Assistant, Dr Abdul Sarnad Bin Musa, were exposed by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, in his latest investigative pieces aimed at shedding light on a COVID-19 scam said to be worth tens of thousands of dollars. The 30-minute documentary exposed how the two individuals produced hundreds of bottles of the “Covid Cure” with fake FDA…

Accra Technical University confirms first COVID-19 case

Accra Technical University confirms first COVID-19 case

The Accra Technical University (ATU) has confirmed a case of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The patient, a National Service Personnel with the academic department, is said to have tested positive for the disease on Sunday, June 21, after showing symptoms of fever, headache and runny nose. A press statement dated Tuesday, June 23 and signed by the Acting Director of Public Relations, said six colleagues who came into contact with the affected person have had their samples taken for testing. “The personnel reported to a medical facility in her neighbourhood…

Over 5,000 fraudsters apply for COVID-19 stimulus fund

Over 5,000 fraudsters apply for COVID-19 stimulus fund

It has been detected that applicants with fictitious data, documents and personal details were among those who applied for the special fund, set up by the government to cushion small and medium scale businesses from the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Data from the National Board and Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) showed that 5,200 out of a total of 450,000 applicants presented fake documentations to benefit from the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP) business support scheme. As a result, the NBSSI, together with the CAP Steering Committee, has…

Recovered coronavirus patients may have remnants of virus but can’t infect – GHS

Recovered coronavirus patients may have remnants of virus but can’t infect – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says although some recovered or discharged novel coronavirus patients may continue to have remnants of the deadly virus in their system, such persons are not a threat to others. Director of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Badu Sarkodie who said this explained that after 10 days of contracting the virus, the person may have fragments which will make it appear as though he can spread the virus “but clearly the virus is dead.” Explaining the recent exponential rise in the number of COVID-19recovery cases in Ghana…

Government’s handling of COVID-19 chaotic – Mahama

Government’s handling of COVID-19 chaotic – Mahama

Ex-President John Mahama has described the Akufo Addo led government’s handling of COVID-19 cases as chaotic. He said the high number of the country’s cases is a reflection of how the government has tackled the pandemic. Addressing Ghanaians in a Facebook Live session, Mr Mahama who’s the opposition NDC’s Flagbearer for the upcoming December 2020 general elections stated that the government has been very inefficient. “Disturbing reports are being received of health workers getting exposed, testing positive and forced to go into self-isolation, quarantine or treatment. This is happening at…

Failing to wear face mask can land you 10 years in prison or GH¢60,000 fine

Failing to wear face mask can land you 10 years in prison or GH¢60,000 fine

Henceforth, people who fail to wear face masks in public would be committing an offence that carries a prison sentence of four to 10 years or a fine of GH¢12,000 to GH¢60,000, or both. This was contained in a new Executive Instrument (E.I. 164) signed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on June 15, 2020, as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID -19). Per E.I. 164, which was gazetted on Monday, June 15, and sighted by Graphic Online, the mandatory wearing of face masks shall be…

Ghana’s COVID-19 death figures are being ‘massaged’ – OccupyGhana suspects

Ghana’s COVID-19 death figures are being ‘massaged’ – OccupyGhana suspects

Pressure group Occupy Ghana suspects government is under-reporting Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll. According to the group officials of government in charge of the management of COVID 19 information have not been truthful with Ghanaians in that regard. In a statement issued on Monday, June 15, 2020,  the group said the reported 54 deaths so far cannot be right. Explaining its reasons for the claim, OccupyGhana said even though 38 deaths have been reported from the Ashanti Region alone, less than 20 of those deaths are included in the national count. “There is…