Coronavirus: face masks bound for Canada and Germany diverted to US

Two shipments of protective masks, one scheduled to arrive in Germany, the other in Canada, were diverted to the United States this week under dubious circumstances after the orders had already departed for their destinations. German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel reported…

Uefa wards leagues off ending seasons due to coronavirus

European football’s governing body, Uefa, has warned organisers of leagues throughout the continent that their sides could lose places in next season’s Champions League and Europa League if the 2019/20 championships are not completed. Uefa chiefs wrote a joint letter…

Mahama Advises Gov’t To Produce Locally Made Masks

Former President John Mahama is advising Akufo-Addo’s government to consider producing face masks locally for easy access by all Ghanaians for protection against COVID-19. In a Facebook write-up on day five of the two-week partial lockdown, the flag bearer of…

Coronavirus: India doctors ‘spat at and attacked’

Indian doctors have been working extra hours to halt the spread of the coronavirus Several healthcare workers in India have been attacked as they battle to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Reports say doctors have been spat at and…

Isolated Togolese haven’t tested positive to Coronavirus

The Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly has described as false reports suggesting that 11 out of 12 Togolese nationals detained in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, had tested positive for Coronavirus. According to a press release issued by the Assembly and signed…

Star footballer joins row after French scientists suggest testing virus vaccine in Africa

Two leading French doctors have sparked a storm of criticism after discussing on a television programme the idea of testing a vaccine for coronavirus in Africa. Former international and Ivory Coast football star Didier Drogba joined lawyers and a French…

Where will be the last place to catch coronavirus?

Parishioners washing their hands as a preventative measure in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe On 12 January – less than three months ago – the coronavirus was confined to China. Not a single case had been found outside the country where it…

CBOD Donates Boom Mic Poles To Media Organisations To Aid Safe Reporting

The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) has donated boom mic poles to some media organisations to aid journalists’ safety in the coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. The Chamber presented the boom microphone poles to the Multimedia Group (JoynewsTV), Despite…

Buahema Christian writes: A shift towards appreciation

What does appreciation mean to you? To me, it’s gratitude for a lesson learned combined with curiosity, and a continuous yearning for learning and an optimism lovingly marinated in a generous dose of hope. It is a recipe made for…

Accra, Kumasi begin three-day clean-up exercise

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, in conjunction with the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) and Environmental Service Providers Agency have embarked on a three-day deep clean-up exercise of Accra Metropolis. The exercise – which is simultaneously being done in…