General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: dailymailgh.comPorridge seller dies in freak motor crash in KumasiThe victim was knocked down by a car in the early hours of WednesdayA porridge seller has died after she was struck by a vehicle at Adiebeba, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. Her body was dismembered and the remains were deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, when Dailymailgh.com visited. Baah said the vehicle which was coming from the Ahodwo-roundabout while on top speed, veered towards their direction when the driver lost control. While I was standing there, a vehicle which was on top speed came from the direction of town. Sympathizers, family members and onlookers gathered to mourn the porridge seller, who, many described as a calm and respectful person.
April 02, 2020 08:37 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comThe tragedy of May 9th will be with me till the day I die - Herbert Mensahplay videoHerbert Mensah, President of the Ghana Rugby AssociationErstwhile Chairman of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Herbert Mensah has disclosed that the May 9th tragedy will forever be with him till the day he departs from earth. Herbert Mensah who witnessed the events that led to the May 9th tragedy, actively assisted in carrying lifeless bodies from the stands to informing families about their departed relatives. Since 2001, the astute football administrator has commemorated the day by supporting bereaved families in Accra and Kumasi. In an interview with Kwabena Yeboah on GTV’s Sports Highlights, Mr Mensah noted that although there were other memories that clamor his mind and gives him happiness, the May 9th tragedy would forever be engraved in his memory. People say you spend excess money, yes I did but it is not important,” Herbert Mensah concluded.
April 02, 2020 08:29 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: Footballghana.com'It will be difficult to continue 2019/20 GPL season' - Kofi ManuHearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko playersFootball Administrator Kofi Manu says it will be difficult for the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season to continue due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. All football activities in the country have been suspended by the Ghana Football Association in bid to help curb the spread of Coronavirus. According to Kofi Manu, he believes it will be difficult to continue the current campaign. "It will be difficult for the league (GPL) to continue monitoring the situation at hand involving the Coronavirus pandemic", Manu told Light FM. According to reports, the Football Association is considering offering a special package to the clubs in this difficult times.
April 02, 2020 08:15 UTC
Press Releases of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: Ghana High Commission, New DelhiRe: 51 Ghanaian students on government scholarship cry over neglect in IndiaGhana High Commission in New DelhiThe attention of the Ghana High Commission in New Delhi, India has been drawn to a publication dated 31st March, 2020 on Ghana web's online portal to the effect that 51 Ghanaian Students on Government scholarship in India have been neglected. Perhaps the writer(s) may wish to provide evidence that the High Commission had "prior notification about the lockdown but deliberately chose not to release the student's stipends nor provide alternate help to the students". As alluded to by the writer(s), when the situation of the students came to the attention of the High Commission, the High Commissioner, H. E. Michael A. N.N. dispatched an officer who, together with an official of the Scholarship Secretariat went to Rajamundry to assess the situation and report. It was this process, and his discussions with the registrar of the Scholarship Secretariat, Mr. Kingsley Agyeman that led to Lovely Professional University (LPU) to agree to accept the students.
April 02, 2020 04:52 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GNAMadina market and lorry station virtually emptyFile photoThe Madina Market Lorry Station and streets surrounding the market are virtually empty following the fourteen-day lockdown and less movements order announced by the President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo. The restriction of movement in Accra-Kasoa, Kumasi and Tema are parts of measures put in place by government to control the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Wednesday morning which was the third day of the restriction of movement order, observed that all the shops in the Madina Market were shut down and few commercial vehicles were working around the market. However, some few traders along the market were operating, while observing the social distancing protocol. Ms Mary Asana, who was buying foodstuffs at the market, said: “I am here to buy foodstuffs.
April 02, 2020 04:30 UTC
Health News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GNAPharmaceutical companies offer hope for speedy coronavirus vaccineFile photoTwo global pharmaceutical companies are working on a COVID-19 vaccine that they expect to be tried on humans in September, with the first batch of vaccines available for emergency authorisation in early 2021. This is a substantially accelerated timeframe in comparison to the typical vaccine development process, health experts say. On Monday, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was working with the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) whereby they had committed more than US$1 billion of investment to vaccine research, development, and clinical testing. Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson, said: “We greatly value the US government’s confidence and support for our R&D [research and development] efforts. The company said that for more than 20 years it had invested billions of dollars in antivirals and vaccine capabilities.
April 02, 2020 04:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comOur hospital is for the benefit of the general public – BoG contradicts Health MinisterA photo of the well equipped Bank of Ghana hospitalThe Bank of Ghana (BoG) has denied earlier reports that suggest that its medical facility will be used by Very Important Persons (VIPs) who contract the novel coronavirus. A statement by the BoG Secretary, Sandra Thompson, notes that the medical facility is available to the benefit of the general public. She said the BoG reached an agreement with the Ministry of Health that the facility will "assist in the treatment of severe and critical cases of COVID-19. Let me say that, the Bank of Ghana health facility is not under the entire control of the government. Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, on Wednesday, indicated that 58 infected persons are receiving treatment at home after 20 of them were recently discharged.
April 02, 2020 04:18 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GNARotary donates PPEs to frontline health workersFile photoThe COVID-19 Rotarian Response Team in Ghana has donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) worth GHC 115,000 to the Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency, to protect frontline healthcare workers against the infection of the COVID-19. The donation was made possible through contributions from Rotarians to complement government’s efforts in ensuring that healthcare workers are well protected to help combat the disease. Dr Nii Akwei Addo, the Co-chair of the COVID-19 Rotarians Response Team in Ghana, presenting the items, said the gesture was upon a request made by the Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency. “This is important because if doctors continue to be exposed it would get to a time that there would not be enough health workers to attend to the sick,” she said. Ghana has so far confirmed 195 cases of the virus with death toll at five and total recoveries remain three.
April 02, 2020 04:07 UTC
Regional News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GNACoronavirus: CWSA supports institutions with hand washing facilitiesFile photoThe Community Water and Sanitation Agency has commenced the distribution of local handwashing facilities, such as Veronica buckets, hand sanitizers and detergents to institutions across the country to promote the healthy habit of proper handwashing. The programme is being implemented under the “Enhanced Water and Sanitation” project of Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources. The Minister said new and intensified plans were being rolled out to ensure that the CWSA distributed more hand washing facilities across the country. Mr Worlanyo Siabi, the Chief Executive of the CWSA, said the Agency was leaving no stone unturned in reaching many people with the education on hand washing and the distribution of the facilities. All the regional and district offices of the CWSA, he said, had also been tasked to take hand washing seriously and educate other to do same.
April 02, 2020 03:33 UTC
Business News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: GNAKeda Ghana Ceramics lockdown factory to protect staff against coronavirusFile photoKeda Ghana Ceramics Company Limited, producers of Twyford Ceramic Tiles in the Shama District of the Western Region it has imposed a travel ban on staff to limit the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Mr David Yevugah, Human Resource Manager of the company said the measure was as part of control measures to ensure the safety of staff against the coronavirus. He said contrary to speculations on social media that the company had sacked some of its staff, the measure to restrict their movement was to ensure the safety of staff. He indicated that the company had developed a sound preparedness response plan to protect all staff and urged them to cooperate in order to ensure that the health of all staff of the company were protected. Mr Amuah further said adequate Personal Protective Equipment have been provided for staff with a sickbay stocked with the state-of-the-art equipment for emergency purposes, whereas training had been given all staff on the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 02, 2020 03:00 UTC
Entertainment of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: ghbase.comThose who were beaten by the military deserved it - DKB firesplay videoSome Ghanaians were punished for flouting the lockdown directiveA viral video of some military men deployed in Accra, Tema and Kumasi punishing people for disobeying the lockdown order given by the President of the country has caught the attention of lots of people. One of the people who has reacted to the video is Ghanaian comedian and actor DKB. According to DKB, those who were physically abused deserved it because Ghanaians are very stubborn. He added that had they listened to the President’s directives and stayed home, none of them would have gotten beaten. Somewhere last week, President Nana Akufo-Addo issued directives for a two-week partial lockdown in some parts of the country to avert the spread of COVID-19.
April 02, 2020 02:45 UTC
“Market women are not taking the pandemic seriously. It is not encouraging people to do what they must do to end the spread of the virus,” he said. Mr Kponor said all must take the health crisis seriously, and adhere religiously to the advice of experts. The Commission had earlier provided handwashing stations for use at the Ho Central Market and also educated sellers there on proper handwashing. Mr Kponor said the ban on gatherings restricted the activities of the NCCE to mobile announcements, and sensitisations using the radio and other electronic mediums.
April 02, 2020 01:07 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: peacefmonline.comAkufo-Addo's 307 ambulances have mobile ventilators to support coronavirus patients - Dr. Nsiah-AsareFile photo of the national ambulancesPresidential Health Advisor, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare has revealed that there are ventilators for patients who need them to survive the coronavirus infection. For Ghana to record high recovery cases of coronavirus, the procurement of ventilators for the victims is key to the survival of patients with severe symptoms. According to Dr. Nsiah-Asare, all the ambulances that were purchased and commissioned by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo have mobile ventilators and currently, there are additional 50 ventilators in various hospitals. “All the 307 ambulances that were brought into Ghana have ventilators," he said on Peace FM’s 'kokrokoo' program on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Dr. Nsiah-Asare noted that the government has the citizens at heart and so will do everything within its power to fight the virus.
April 02, 2020 00:33 UTC
General News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: vanguardngr.comOver 50 coronavirus vaccine trials ongoing - WHOFile photoThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there are more than 50 trials for Coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19). When she appeared on a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, Fiona Braka, the country officer for WHO in Nigeria, said there is also a multi-country trial for a drug for the virus. Over 828,000 persons have so far been infected while more than 40,700 have died in little over three months. “We currently have over 50 vaccine trials that are in place, trying to work round the clock to fast-track the vaccine development process, and we continue to keep countries informed of that process. “When it comes to treatment, WHO is leading a multi-country clinical trial.
April 02, 2020 00:11 UTC
Sports News of Thursday, 2 April 2020Source: pulse.com.ghI will not invite you to sit on the bench - Akonnor to local playersHead coach of Black Stars CK AkonnorHead coach of the Black Stars CK Akonnor has promised to give more local players the opportunity to get much playing time under his watch. CK Akonnor invited four players to the Black Stars in his first call-up as head coach of the senior national football team. But it is believed that they have been invited to make up the numbers, only to sit on the bench. However, the 46-year-old has said that he will give local players equal opportunity to excel in the coulours of the Black Stars as the foreign-based players. I started playing as a local player before I travelled abroad.
April 01, 2020 21:00 UTC