by on July 2, 2020
Coronavirus cases within the Greater Accra Region have crossed the 10,000 mark. The Greater Accra Region, with a population of over five million, accounts for more than half of the total Coronavirus cases in Ghana. Data from the Ghana Health Service show that a total of 18,134 COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Ghana as of July 1, 2020. Per the number, 10,087 cases are from Greater Accra. Ghana has consistently been recording triple-digit infections ever since the Government starte...
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by on July 1, 2020
The Ghana Bar Association has called for a lessening of the current sanctions for not wearing face masks. In a statement, the association said the current punishments are severe and “may culminate in the imposition of custodial sentences.” GBA complained that prisons are already congested and “may shortly be teeming with convicts who are unable to pay fines imposed by courts.” The sanctions for not wearing face masks are contained in a new Executive Instrument (E.I. 164). People who ...
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by on July 1, 2020
The Korle Bu Police Station registration centre within the Ablekuma South District of the Greater Accra Region identified over 20 persons seeking to register for the voter ID card presenting symptoms of COVID-19 at the centre. According to one of the Health Officers stationed at the registration centre, Rabiatu Braimah, these persons had high temperatures, were coughing or had a cold. Each person at a registration centre has their temperature taken by health personnel looking out for tempe...
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by on June 29, 2020
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has extended the incentive package for health workers for three more months as they continue to lead the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. This means all health workers in the country will continue to enjoy income-tax-free salaries for the months of July, August and September. Additionally, frontline health workers will also continue to receive 50 percent of their basic salary as allowances for the same period. The President announced these du...
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by on June 29, 2020
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has urged parents to be calm over the reopening of schools for Junior High Schools (JHS) amidst the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country. In his 13th Coronavirus address to the nation on Sunday, June 28, 2020, the President assured of government’s commitment to safeguarding the lives of all students, teaching and other auxiliary staff members as they resume academic activities. Nana Akufo-Addo added that the responsibility to personal safety mus...
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by on June 29, 2020
44 out of the 53 persons with COVID-19 who were critically ill in Ghana have fully recovered. The President, Nana Akufo-Addo who disclosed this also indicated that the figure represents 83 percent of infected persons at the various Intensive Care Units (ICU) across health facilities in the country to have been discharged. “Most patients, who are critically ill and need intensive care, do, indeed, survive the virus, if they seek medical help promptly. For example, out of 53 patients admitte...
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by on June 24, 2020
The Operations Team of Railways Police Command in Accra has arrested 40 people for non-compliance with the mandatory wearing of face mask directive. A 25-member team conducted the ‘Operation Wear Your Mask’ within the Central Business District, Kantamanto and its environs on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Speaking to Citi News, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge said, the persons have been granted bail. “The railway operational team yesterday [Tu...
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by on June 9, 2020
This is according to the Ghana Health Service’s latest update on the country’s COVID-19 situation on Monday, June 8, 2020. The update also indicated that four new deaths had been recorded, with nine more recoveries raising that count to 3,645. Ghana has done a total of two-hundred and thirty-five thousand, four hundred and forty-three (235,443) tests from March 2020 to date. Meanwhile, four people are currently in critical condition while 20 persons are also in severe condition. Regi...
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by on June 9, 2020
Some parts of Accra are flooded following hours of rains. The rains started during the late hours of Monday, June 8, 2020. The worst affected areas include Adabraka Sahara, Adabraka Timbaland, Adabraka Aponkye, Odorna, Kingsby Junction, Graphic Road, Agbgbloshie and surrounding areas. Some of the residents of Adabraka told Citi News that they started seeing a lot of water rushing through their drains even before the rains started. The Ghana Meteorological Agency has also warned ...
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by on June 6, 2020
Ghana has recorded four more COVID-19 related deaths as the countries case count rose to 9,168. There have now been 42 fatalities, according to the Ghana Health Service. Two of the latest deaths were in the Ashanti Region with a 56-year-old man who had hypertension and diabetes as underlying conditions and a 52-year-old woman who had diabetes as an underlying condition. The other two deaths were in the Greater Accra Region with a 71-year-old woman and a 46-year-old man; both of who had ...
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by on June 6, 2020
"Until the ingrained racism that allows our country's institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of Black people." Michael Jordan and his company have pledged to donate $100m (£79m) over the next 10 years to organisations engaged in the fight for racial equality and social justice. The announcement comes after several days of protests in the United States and further afield following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota l...
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by on June 6, 2020
The National Identification Authority (NIA) will begin issuing 3,875,441 printed cards to Ghana Card applicants at 5,635 registration centres nationwide from Monday, June 8, 2020, to Tuesday, June 16, 2020. The Authority will be issuing the cards in time for the Electoral Commission’s compilation of a new voter register. The EC plans to make the Ghana Card and the passports the only valid identification for registering to vote. “This nationwide card issuance blitz will enable 11,062,850...
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