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COVID-19 cases in Ghana jump to 6,096, recoveries now 1,773

Ghana’s COVID-19 case count has risen to 6,096, following the confirmation of 178 new cases. The Ghana Health Service disclosed this in its latest update on Tuesday night [May 19, 2020.] The update indicated that there had been an increase in the number of cases in four regions -Greater Accra, …

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Armed robbers attack black market exchange traders at Paga Border

Six men armed with guns have attacked traders at the Ghana-Burkina Faso border in Paga, robbing some traders of their monies in different currencies. The robbery incident took place on the Burkina Faso side of the border near Dakola at a black market where traders openly exchange money. It happened …

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31 deaths as Ghana’s coronavirus cases rise to 5,918

New updates released by the Ghana Health Service show another surge in Ghana’s coronavirus cases as 183 more persons have tested positive for the virus. This new update raises the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 5,918. Two more persons who tested positive for the virus have …

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Coronavirus: Trump gives WHO ultimatum over Covid-19 handling

US President Donald Trump has sent a letter to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) threatening to pull US funding permanently over Covid-19. The letter outlines a 30-day deadline for the body to commit to “substantive improvements” or risk losing millions and US membership altogether. Addressed to WHO …

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Teacher Unions threaten to defy President over schools reopening

Pre-tertiary Education Unions have warned against any plans in the immediate by the Ghana Education Service, to reopen schools. According to the unions, they would not subscribe to the re-opening of the schools should President Akufo-Addo decide not to extend the 31st May, 2020 deadline for the ban on prescribed …

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Face-mask fashion makes fighting virus ‘more fun’

Making the wearing of face masks compulsory to contain the spread of coronavirus has provided a challenge to fashionistas. Nigerian designer Sefiya Diejomaoh, pictured above sporting a diamante-studded covering, did not want to stop being stylish, she told the Reuters news agency in the country’s commercial hub, Lagos. “When you …

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University of Ghana students to demand partial fees

Two students of the University of Ghana have launched an online petition, rallying support from fellow students to demand partial refund of academic and residential fees from authorities. According to the students, Kojo Danquah and Sampson Tagbor, there is a seeming breach of agreement between students and the university as …

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