Ghana lost GHS13.6 billion due to COVID-19 – Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu

Ghana lost GHS13.6 billion in revenues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has said. Presenting the 2021 budget statement and economic policy on the floor of Parliament on Friday, March 12, 2021, the Minister said the pandemic resulted in economic challenges such as an overall budget deficit which consequently led to shortfalls in […]

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COVID-19 Trust Fund Board pledges to support education on vaccine rollout

The Board of Trustees of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund has pledged to intensify education on the vaccines to be administered. According to the board, the exercise will aid in clearing the doubts people have about the negative effects of the vaccine. At an event organized by the Greater Accra Arts Centre and Rescue Volunteers on COVID-19, the administrator for […]

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‘I just feel so powerful.’ Trump hits the campaign trail in Florida for first rally since COVID-19 diagnosis

WASHINGTON – Faced with a daunting new political environment, President Donald Trump returned to the campaign trail Monday as he proclaimed himself healthy and took the podium maskless at a Florida rally just a week-and-a-half after testing positive for COVID-19. “I don’t have to be locked up in my basement and I wouldn’t allow that to happen anyway,” Trump told supporters at Orlando Sanford […]

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Noguchi begins testing of herbal medicines for COVID-19

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) says it has started testing some local herbal medicines for the possible treatment of COVID-19. Professor Abraham Kwabena Annan, who is Director of NMIMR, said the institute has received a number of local herbal preparations. He said the center has set up a special platform to test the efficacy of the herbal medicines presented […]

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Nigeria accepts Madagascar’s Covid-19 herbal remedy donation

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered his Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to accept a consignment of a herbal remedy from Madagascar. The consignment of the herbal tea is part of a donation from the President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina who has touted the remedy as very effective in treating and preventing the virus. The donation was meant for all countries in […]

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The State Of Corona Virus Pandemic in Ghana – Bright Makafui writes

Professor Fred Newton Binka, the Foundation Vice-Chancellor at the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) exclaimed “The death of Prof Jacob Plange-Rhule makes me fear Corona virus” (paraphrased). On the 12th April 2020, Ghanaweb reported ” Easter Sunday: Chorkor beach packed as residents defy lockdown directives to chill” This is very sad and unfortunate. You see, many think when […]

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Volta, Western Regions record first cases of COVID-19

The Western and Volta regions have recorded their first cases of COVID-19. While the Western Region confirmed one case, the Volta Region confirmed nine cases, according to the Ghana Health Service. Concerning the cases in the Volta Region, six were detected from the from Ketu South Municipal Hospital, two from the Hohoe Municipal Hospital and one case from Ho Teaching […]

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Ghana Tech Lab & Mastercard Foundation supports local solutions in fight against COVID-19

Ghana Tech Lab, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works, is supporting local solutions in Ghana as part of measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The SLI-COVID-19 Challenge aims to support and scale-up innovative solutions to stop the spread of the pandemic. Selected local entrepreneurs stand the chance of being awarded up to $10,000 to support their work in […]

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