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Sanitation Ministry and AMA begin 3-day ‘massive’ clean-up of Accra and Kumasi

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources in conjunction with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and the Environmental Service Providers Association (ESPA) on Friday began a three-day deep clean-up exercise of Accra and Kumasi. The exercise, which is being done…

Chloroquine, coronavirus and Ghana’s preparedness: Old hero to the rescue?

US President, Donald Trump, in one of his daily press briefing on coronavirus, claimed the country’s Food and Drugs Authority has given approval for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to be used on COVID-19 patients. The FDA rebutted the claim and rather…

S.Africa forced to confront homelessness amid virus lockdown

At a church in a quiet Pretoria suburb, a lost-looking man in ragged clothes was gently intercepted by a volunteer as he tried to wander out of the building. “Shame, man,” muttered the helper, as he coaxed the man back…

Plea for ‘Marshall Plan’ as pandemic hits African economies

Niger President Mahamadou Issoufou on Friday appealed for a “Marshall Plan” to help African economies hit by the coronavirus pandemic as more states warned of a devastating impact on the continent’s growth. “Even before the pandemic, Africa needed a Marshall…

Statistical Services Uses New Data Methods To Help Fight Against Covid-19

Ghana Statistical Services, Vodafone Ghana, and the Flowminder Foundation are using innovative data science techniques to support the government’s response against COVID-19. The long-standing Data For Good partnership between Ghana Statistical Services, Vodafone Ghana, and the Flowminder Foundation has enabled…

Retirement homes face forced isolation as coronavirus deaths surge

French health officials have announced that at least 884 people have died in retirement homes since the start of the coronavirus outbreak. However, lockdown measures to limit the spread of the illness have raised concerns about residents’ well being and mental health. The tally came just hours after…

Cargo With Foodstuff Grounded At Techiman Market Over Covid-19 Lockdown

A number of cargo trucks loaded with foodstuff have been locked up in the Techiman Market in the Bono Rast Region. They include maize, groundnut, cassava, yam, beans among others. This is due to the partial lockdown being experienced in…

Coronavirus: Intelligence neglect and lessons for Africa Union

Introduction As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, there have been 938,179 cases and 47,272 death of the Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) around the world making it the largest global pandemic in human history. The virus has wreaked havoc with varying…

Coronavirus: Intelligence neglect and lessons for Africa Union

Introduction As of Thursday, April 2, 2020, there have been 938,179 cases and 47,272 death of the Novel Corona Virus (Covid-19) around the world making it the largest global pandemic in human history. The virus has wreaked havoc with varying…

We've Not Approved Any Vaccine For Covid-19 Treatment — GHS

Director-General of Ghana Health Service (GHS) Dr Patrick Kuma Aboagye, on Friday said no vaccine has been approved for the treatment of COVID-19 disease. He explained that ever since the disease started many medical research centres were using enhanced and…