US Government Evacuates 305 Americans From Ghana Due To Coronav|rus Pandemic.

The US Embassy in Ghana has evacuated 305 Americans from Ghana due to the coronav!rus pandemic in the country. In a statement published on the Embassy’s website, it said that they sent the American citizens back to the US on March 25, 2020. The statement added that the evacuation was done with support from the Ghanaian government. “On March 25, 2020, with the strong support of the Government of Ghana, the US Embassy in Accra facilitated the return to the United States of 305 American citizens from Ghana to the…

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Coronavirus Saga: Mahama Calls For Urgent ECOWAS Meeting

Coronavirus Saga: Mahama Calls For Urgent ECOWAS Meeting

The flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has called for an urgent meeting of the Authority of Heads of State and Governments of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to discuss and take decisions on a sub-regional response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic across the West African Region. Speaking during a Friday Muslim Prayer service to end three days of prayer and fasting called by the NDC, Mr Mahama, who is a former Chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State, argued…

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Vice President Bawumia Donates 3 Months Salary To COVID-19 Fund

Vice President Bawumia Donates 3 Months Salary To COVID-19 Fund

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumua, has followed the exemplary gesture of President Akufo-Addo by donating three months of his salary to Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund. In his broadcast to the nation on Friday night, President Akufo-Addo, among other measures, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund to raise money to mitigate the impact of the virus on vulnerable Ghanaians who have been affected. The President also revealed he had instructed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months salary to support the Fund. Vice President Bawumia has…

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Update On Ghana’s Coronavirus Cases 141 Now, 5 Deaths

4 more cases have been recorded, making Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases 141 in all. The figures include 5 deaths and 2 recoveries. This was announced by the Ghana Health Service on their official update page, Saturday, March 28, 2020. Per details on the site; “As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and…

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Accra, Tema, Kasoa And Kumasi Under Partial Lockdown

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Friday night imposed a partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi, effective 1am on Monday, 30th March, in a further bid to contain and halt the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. The imposition to be in force for two weeks pending a review, affects the movement of persons within the affected areas, which he said have been identified by the Ghana Health Service as the “hotspots” of the infections.  — >>>GET CORONAVIRUS UPDATES HERE <<< President Akufo-Addo said the lockdown “will give us the opportunity…

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Akufo-Addo Donates 3 Months’ Salary To COVID-19 Fund, Says: “The Enemy Is The Virus, Not Each Other”

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said Ghana can defeat the coronavirus as a united people, saying now is not the time for political parties to seek to make capital out of the situation. The pandemic, since entering Ghana’s territory a couple of weeks ago, has killed four people out of one hundred thirty-seven confirmed cases of which two patients have recovered. In his fourth address to the nation on the situation through which he announced a lockdown on the Greater Accra and Ashanti regions, the President said: “We must be united…

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Man Dies After Self Medicating For COVID-19 With A Drug Donald Trump Promoted As A Potential Treatment

An elderly man has died and his wife is in critical condition after the couple took chloroquine phosphate, a drug President Donald Trump touted as a treatment for COVID-19. Chloroquine phosphate is an additive used to clean fish tanks. It is also found in an anti-malaria medication. It has been promoted by President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19, but health officials say it hasn’t been tested properly. Banner Health said Monday that the couple in their 60s got sick within half an hour of ingesting the chloroquine phosphate. The man couldn’t…

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American Arrested For Entering Ghana Illegally, Quarantined For Possible Covid-19

An American who illegally crossed into Ghana through the Aflao border in the Volta Region has been arrested and placed under mandatory quarantine for the next 14 days. He was said to have flown through neighbouring Togo on March 20, just two days before Ghana announced suspension of flights into the country and closure of all its borders on the back of the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus.   “All our borders; by land, sea and air, will be closed to human traffic for the next two weeks beginning…

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Court Orders Arrest Of Former Husband Of Afia Schwarzenegger

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Lawrence Abrokwa, the former husband of Afia Schwarzenegger for failing to appear before it. The court presided over by Mrs. Justice Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, a High Court judge siting as an additional Circuit court judge, was expected to deliver its judgement today in the case in which Abrokwa was being held on two counts of domestic violence to wit emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, threat of harm, assault, publication of obscene material, carrying offensive weapon, causing unlawful…

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