Ghanaians should prepare for a major earthquake – Seismologist warns

Ghanaians should prepare for a major earthquake – Seismologist warns

Senior Seismologist at the Ghana Geological Survey Authority Nicholas Opoku has warned city authorities of earthquake zone in Ghana to prepare for a major tremor that is yet to hit hard at the country. According to him, though the Geographical Survey Authority “cannot say exactly when the next big one is going to happen, people should know the kind of buildings they living in whether they are vulnerable or not”. “We know one day a bigger tremor is going to occur but we can’t say it is going to occur…

‘If you’re black you can’t go out’: Africans in China face racism in Covid-19 crackdown

‘If you’re black you can’t go out’: Africans in China face racism in Covid-19 crackdown

Africans in southern China’s largest city say they have become targets of suspicion and subjected to forced evictions, arbitrary quarantines and mass coronavirus testing as the country steps up its fight against imported infections.ADVERTISING China says it has largely curbed its Covid-19 outbreak but a recent cluster of cases linked to the Nigerian community in Guangzhou sparked the alleged discrimination by locals and virus prevention officials. Local authorities in the industrial centre of 15 million said at least eight people diagnosed with the illness had spent time in the city’s Yuexiu district, known as “Little…

Government will provides free transport for health workers from today

Government will provides free transport for health workers from today

The Transport Ministry is providing free transport for health workers in the selected areas of locked-down restrictions in the country as the government fights the covid19 pandemic. The ‘Aayalolo’ buses will convey health workers within Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa to and from work, along specific routes, for the entire duration of the restrictions imposed by the President. President Nana Akufo-Addo announced the intervention in a televised address on Sunday when he updated the nation on the progress of the fight against the novel coronavirus. source: ghMediaHub.com

Palm Sunday matters more than ever in the age of the coronavirus; See Why

Palm Sunday matters more than ever in the age of the coronavirus; See Why

On Palm Sunday, Christians commence Holy Week, to culminate on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Thursday, later this same week, our Jewish friends and neighbors start Passover. People have commented to me, “It’s sad that your celebrations of Holy Week have been ruined by this awful coronavirus.” My rabbi friends tell me they’re hearing the same thing: “How disappointing that Passover will be so dreary this year.” While I appreciate those sentiments, I beg to differ! In reality — and my Jewish colleagues tell me they agree — the present…

Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years

Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years

The price of oil has sunk to levels not seen since 2002 as demand for crude collapses amid the coronavirus pandemic. Brent crude fell to $22.58 a barrel at one point on Monday, its lowest level since November 2002. Meanwhile the price of US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) fell below $20 a barrel and close to an 18-year low. Oil prices have fallen by more than half during the past month as companies cut back or close production. In addition to the drop in demand, a price war broke out earlier…

Coronavirus cradle Wuhan partly reopens after lockdown

Coronavirus cradle Wuhan partly reopens after lockdown

The city in China where the coronavirus pandemic began, Wuhan, has partially re-opened after more than two months of isolation. Crowds of passengers were pictured arriving at Wuhan train station on Saturday. People are being allowed to enter but not leave, according to reports. Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, saw more than 50,000 coronavirus cases. At least 3,000 people in Hubei died from the disease. But numbers have fallen dramatically, according to China’s figures. The state on Saturday reported 54 new cases emerging the previous day – which it…

Coronavirus: Govt may announce restrictions in some parts of the country – Oppong Nkrumah

Coronavirus: Govt may announce restrictions in some parts of the country – Oppong Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information says government may resort to restrictions in some parts of Ghana, all in the bid to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus. He disclosed that the government is open to all measures to help curb the spread of the pandemic and restrictions in some parts of the country could be part of those measures. Parliament last week passed the Imposition of Restrictions law and that could give the government a new way of ensuring the spread of the disease is halted. “So far,…

Abused Ghanaian domestic worker dies in Lebanon

Abused Ghanaian domestic worker dies in Lebanon

On the morning of March 13, Faustina Tay sent a final desperate message to an activist group she had contacted about the abuse she was suffering at the hands of her Lebanese employers. “God please help me,” the 23-year-old Ghanaian domestic worker wrote. About 18 hours later, she was found dead. Tay’s body was discovered in a car park under her employers’ fourth-storey home in Beirut’s southern suburbs, between 3 and 4am on March 14. A forensic doctor who examined her body found that her death was caused by a…

Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people. In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said “our own behaviour” was the “most effective way” of slowing the rate of infection. The measures included closing hair, beauty and massage studios. Other non-essential shops had already been shut. Shortly afterwards, Mrs Merkel’s office said she would quarantine herself. A doctor who vaccinated her on Friday against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, had tested positive for coronavirus. The chancellor, 65,…

COVID-19: 2 Italians prevented from entering Ghana

COVID-19: 2 Italians prevented from entering Ghana

Two Italians who entered Ghana onboard Air France flight, have been repatriated in compliance with the travel advisory directive issued by the Government to combat the spread of COVID-19. Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Information Minister, said at a trainer-of-trainers workshop for Regional Information Officers in Accra on Tuesday, 17 March 2020. “Last night there were two Italians coming in from the epic center, we got confirmation of the details and even though the aircraft was in the air, we had to make arrangement at the airport to ensure that they…