General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: GNACoronavirus: Eight Nigeriens, two Burkinabes in quarantine test positiveFile photoMr Laud Kwasi Afrifa, the Deputy Comptroller General of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) has announced that eight Nigeriens and two Burkinabes who were placed under mandatory quarantine have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus. He said the 10 used illegal routes to cross into the country and cautioned those in the border communities against aiding such illegal entries. The media briefing addressed by various authorities was to update citizens on efforts being made to enforce the President’s directives on combating the pandemic. "We are now seeing people, especially, foreigners moving from Accra attempting to leave the country through the borders," he stated. Ghana has so far recorded a total of 152 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with five deaths and two recoveries.
March 30, 2020 00:18 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comECG Prepaid vendors resort to MoMo as ‘Plan B’ as lockdown beginsplay videoEmmanuella is a prepaid vendorElectricity vendors are now in peak season. As most people are preparing to experience the two weeks lockdown of some parts of Accra and Tema, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) prepaid vendors have resorted to more convenient ways of selling their prepaid credit to vendors. She said, her customers are resorting more to the Mobile Money (MoMo) purchase of prepaid credit. Emmanuella expects the MoMo purchase of ECG prepaid will increase once the lockdown starts Monday. Due to the measures outlined by the president, people will find it difficult to go out and purchase prepaid electricity.
March 29, 2020 21:00 UTC
Business News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: dailyguidenetwork.comGuinness Ghana supports fight against coronavirusFile photoGuinness Ghana Breweries PLC has presented products to support government’s campaign to check the spread of the deadly Coronavirus. Presenting the items, the Corporate Relations Director of Guinness Ghana Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah said the donation is intended to support the frontline workers who are leading the fight against the pandemic. “We understand how dangerous and stressful it is for our frontline workers who are leading the fight against the virus. “She said Guinness Ghana is committed to supporting government’s efforts to keep Ghanaians informed with the right information during these challenging times. Ghana has so far recorded 152 confirmed cases with 5 deaths.
March 29, 2020 20:15 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: johnmahama.orgCoronavirus: John Mahama donates PPEs to Ridge Hospital health workersJohn Mahama presenting PPEs and other materials to officials at Ridge HospitalFormer President John Dramani Mahama on Sunday presented one hundred sets of personal protective equipments (PPE) to health workers at the Greater Accra Regional (Ridge) Hospital in Accra. The presentation, according to Mr. Mahama, follows reports of shortage of PPE and other materials required by the frontline medical personnel at the hospital in their fight against the Coronavirus. The Ridge Hospital has become, virtually, the main facility that is helping with the management of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Mahama who is also the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) expressed the hope that the items presented will help in protecting the staff of the hospital as they go about their work. The items presented include 100 full sets of PPE, 100 gum boots, 120 doctors scrubs, 50 patients gowns, 30 theatre gowns and 400 packs of bottled drinking water.
March 29, 2020 19:52 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: GNAStay at home for own safety - Public urgedDr Patrick Kuma-AboagyeDr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has appealed to the public to comply with the President's directive on the two-week partial lockdown of some parts of the country effective Monday, March 30, 2020. He said this is a necessary exercise, to curb the further spread of COVID-19 infections among the populace and reminded the public to stay at home for the safety of all. Dr Kuma-Aboagye, who was giving an update on the country's response to the COVID-19 pandemic at a press briefing on Sunday, said the entire exercise must be given serious attention. Dr Kuma -Aboagye later gave a list of designated healthcare facilities in all the regions, where people with any healthcare challenges regarding COVID-19 could report for attention. He pleaded with the public to ensure early reporting of symptoms of suspected COVID-19 cases rather than hiding and presenting cases late to health facilities.
March 29, 2020 19:52 UTC
Sports News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: GHANAsoccernet.comJordan Ayew incredibly shoots into a basketball rimplay videoJordan AyewGhana striker Jordan Ayew performed an incredible feat by using his leg to make a string on a basketball hoop from about 20 yards in an outstanding display in the #StayAtHomeChallenge. The Crystal Palace goal-poacher used his legs to hit the ball to land in the mini basketball hoop in his garden - feat man people struggle to achieve even with their hands. Various challenges are multiplying on social media, such as precision games. Crystal Palace forward took the challenge to another level by chipping the ball from about 20 yards into a mini basketball hoop which has generated some praise for the Ghanaian. Watch video of Ayew producing the fantastic effort belowSend your news stories to and via WhatsApp on +233 55 2699 625.
March 29, 2020 19:07 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Awudome-Circle area, hours before lockdownplay videoThe stretch had very little activity, and no vehicular trafficGhanaweb's cameras captured the atmosphere around the Awudome-Circle area, to tell the mood in that part of the capital, some hours before the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's orders for a partial lockdown to take effect. At circle, which is a usually very busy place, the place looked almost deserted also. Though there was little activity, and vehicular movement, the place was relatively free compared to a typical day at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle interchange. Here's what the Awudome-Circle area looked like Sunday morning before the partial lockdown takes effect. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
March 29, 2020 18:53 UTC
Bus terminals in Accra were Saturday morning flooded with overwhelming number of desperate passengers trying to secure vehicles to travel out of the city which will go on a partial lockdown from 1:00 a.m. Monday. From Madina, Cyril Dogbe reported a heavy gridlock on Adenta- Tetteh Quashie Highway which leads to the Eastern Region. A lot more people also stormed various major open air markets and supermarkets within Accra Saturday morning to stock-up foodstuff and toiletries among other essential supplies, to hunker down for the next two weeks. Rush for LPG caused many gas filling stations within the Accra metropolis to choke as people queued in the scorch sun for hours to fill their cylinders. The situation was no different at Odorkor, GICEL (SCC), Pantang, Mille 11 on the Kasoa Road and other parts of Accra as both vehicles and domestic users flooded the area.
March 29, 2020 18:22 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Ridge area, hours before lockdownplay videoThe streets were emptyThe Ridge area in Accra is not a very busy one. Except for some areas where there are churches, the area is almost always quiet. It was not a very different situation when ghanaweb's lenses captured the mood in the area, some hours before the country begins to observe a partial lockdown order from President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Watch the video below:You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
March 29, 2020 18:11 UTC
General News of Monday, 30 March 2020Source: GNACoronavirus: GPRTU directs drivers to observe passenger spacingFile photoCommercial vehicles must now observe a one passenger –the distance in the seating of the passengers they transport in compliance with the social distance protocol to limit the spread of COVID-19. By this, three-rowed seating passenger vehicles, including taxis, must now carry not more than two passengers on a row, while those carrying four to five passengers on a row must not exceed three. The statement was jointly signed by Mr Kwame Kuma, the National Chairman of the GPRTU and Mr John Benyawor, the National Chairman of the GRTCC. “We count on all commercial vehicle drivers and passengers to cooperate with these measures to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Stay safe, stay clean and stay calm,” the statement advised.
March 29, 2020 18:11 UTC
Regional News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: The Voiceless MediaNPP Chairman donates hand sanitizers to security services and beggars in TamaleSanitizers have become an essential commodity in preventing the spread of the coronavirusThe Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP, Baantima Adam Samba has donated several hundreds of hand sanitizers to the Ghana Ambulance Services, the Police, the Prison Services, the Media, the Ghana Fire Services and street beggars in Tamale. The distribution was done on behalf of the Regional Chairman of the NPP by Mr Sule Salifu who is the Director of Communications of the NPP in the Northern Region. Hand sanitizers have become an essential commodity in Ghana in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic. The various recipients of the hand sanitizers thanked the Northern Regional Chairman of the NPP for the gesture adding that his donation was the first to be received since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. During the donation to the beggars in Tamale it was realised that some of them were unaware of the Covid-19 Pandemic and were seeing hand sanitizers for the first time.
March 29, 2020 17:15 UTC
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Adjiriganor, hours before lockdownplay videoThis is what the area looks like, hours to the partial lockdownOn a typical Sunday like this, the area would have been full of ‘boys boys’ whose cars would have decorated the streets and loud music wouldn’t have been missing in the agenda. Just hours before the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s lockdown orders take effect, the place has been deserted, almost looking like a ‘ghost town’ with barely any activity. Here’s what www.ghanaweb’s camera’s got from a random trip to the area. You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comCoronavirus: Cooking food for sale is not prohibited – Kojo Oppong Nkrumahplay videoKojo Oppong NkrumahThe Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has stated that food vendors within local communities are allowed to cook and sell for their customers to take away, while observing social distancing in order to control the spread of the Coronavirus. According to Oppong Nkrumah, food vendors are only allowed to sell to people within their locality, but he again emphasized that the food items should be packed for them to send away to reduce congestion. Oppong Nkrumah also mentioned that the task force/security deployed to ensure that the lockdown is maintained will be on the lookout for food vendors who do not obey the directive. He however cautioned people who do not trade in food items to keep their shops closed as directed by the government. Cooking of food for sale is not prohibited,” he concluded.
General News of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: www.ghanaweb.comEyes on the Ground: Kaneshie-Odorkor, hours before lockdownplay videoThe atmosphere at Kaneshie-Odorkor on Sunday morningThings on this stretch seemed pretty normal. Only difference was, there were no hawkers at the time Ghanaweb visited the area and the streets appeared quite empty. Here’s what the Odorkor-Kaneshie stretch looked like on a Sunday morning, a day before the partial lockdown as per President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s orders. You can also send us videos of happenings in your community via our WhatsApp number below. Please indicate the name and location of the community, what has been captured, the date and time the video was shot.
Politics of Sunday, 29 March 2020Source: Volta NDCCoronavirus: Government must open all closed radio stations for public education - NDCNational Democratic Congress flagThe NDC Volta chapter is calling on government to as a matter of urgency allow all the nine closed radio stations in the region to operate to enable them step up public education efforts on the novel corronavirus in the region. The party has observed a serious shortfall in public education on the covid-19 pandemic in the region as a result of government's continuous closure of these radio stations. In moments of national crisis, it is just prudent to deploy all resources, both public and private in the country to protect the citizenry. The nine closed radio stations in volta region alone; Tongu radio, Hogbe radio, Sekpele radio, radio kpando, Dayi FM, Akpini FM, light FM, Kekeli FM etc. in their current state are of no benefit to the communities and the state hence our call on government to allow them to operate so as to step up the public education on the coronavirus pandemic of which the education on it is currently low in the region.
March 29, 2020 15:33 UTC