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Nine Ghanaian nurses in Barbados test positive for COVID-19

Nine of 95 Ghanaian nurses who travelled to Barbados to work for two years have tested positive for COVID-19. They are said to be asymptomatic, according to the acting Chief Medical Officer of Barbados, Dr. Kenneth George. “It should be noted that all of the nurses went into a 14-day quarantine …

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Deportations of Ghanaians from US ‘deferred’ over borders closure

The issuance of Emergency Travel Certificates to facilitate the deportations of Ghanaians from the US have been deferred until borders are re-opened.Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, made this known in a statement in direct response to a question from Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member for …

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15 people shot outside Chicago funeral home

Fifteen people were shot near a funeral home on the South Side of Chicago and one person was taken into custody Tuesday night, authorities said as President Donald Trump prepares to deploy federal agents to the city in an effort to curb gun violence. Officials described a scene of shocking, …

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Gunmen ‘kill 18’ at Nigerian wedding party

Reports from Nigeria’s north-western state of Kaduna say gunmen have shot dead at least 18 people and injured more than 30 others at a wedding party. The attack happened on Sunday night in the village of Kukun-Daji in the Kaura area of Kaduna. Community leader Jonathan Asake told the BBC …

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5 ‘Foreigners’ arrested for acquiring Ghana voter ID

The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has arrested five suspected Togolese in possession of Ghanaian voter identification cards and attempting to exit the country through an unapproved route. The five were arrested at the Aflao Sector Command, and have been identified as Dayo Yao, 33; Gatago Kudjo, 32; Quist Mawutor, 26; …

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Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine triggers immune response

A coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response. Trials involving 1,077 people showed the injection led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight coronavirus. The findings are hugely promising, but it is still too soon to know if this is enough …

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COVID-19: More Ghanaians to be evacuated from London

More Ghanaians are scheduled to return to the country via scheduled flights, as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate stranded citizens in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. A statement issued by the Ghana High Commission in London said the government is working with KLM to evacuate Ghanaians home …

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Civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis dead at 80

John Robert Lewis, the son of sharecroppers who survived a brutal beating by police during a landmark 1965 march in Selma, Alabama, to become a towering figure of the civil rights movement and a longtime US congressman, has died after a six-month battle with cancer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced …

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