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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

March 31, 2020

9 New Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed In Ghana ; Total Cases Now 161


The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that, nine new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Ghana, which has increased the confirmed cases from 152 to 161.
These new cases were reported from Accra, three of them are imported cases, which involves some individuals who travelled to Ghana within the past 14 days from Germany, France and Hungary respectively whereas the remaining six of them are of local transmission and has no history of travel outside.
Tests from 77 samples including samples from 41 asymptomatic contacts of a case from Tamale Teaching Hospital were reported by the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research to be NEGATIVE for COVID-19.
Ghana now has a total of 161 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including five deaths as of 31 st March 2020 at 15:00Hr.
Three of the confirmed cases have fully recovered and reverted to negative status for COVID-19 after repeat test following recovery from symptoms.
As at 31st March 2020, additional 31 confirmed cases have significantly improved with no symptoms and have been discharged from admission for home care pending repetition of laboratory tests.
This adds to the 18 that were earlier being managed from home and bring the number of cases on home care to 49.




Monday, March 30, 2020

March 30, 2020

A Medical Doctor in Lekma Hospital Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

Coronavirus: Doctor at LEKMA Hospital tests positive
Bernard Oko-Boye, the Ledzokuku Constituency legislator,  has confirmed that, a  medical doctor at the LEKMA Hospital at Teshie, has tested positive for deadly COVID-19. 
He stated that, the Ghana Health Service has already recorded the unnamed doctor in the number of cases recorded in Ghana and also announced the shut down of the hospital from Tuesday, March 31, for disinfection.
Meanwhile, it is alleged that the doctor operated on a pregnant woman, before testing for the virus.
He also reportedly attended to several pregnant women.
So far in Ghana,152 coronavirus cases in the country with five deaths and two recoveries have been confirmed by The Ghana Health Service.  

Sunday, March 29, 2020

March 29, 2020

Lockdown In Accra And Kumasi In Force As A Result Of COVID-19

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The lockdown in Greater Accra and Kumasi has come into effect, starting from today.

Individuals in these affected communities are to restrict movements for 14 days, to help control the spread of Coronavirus, since they are areas where significant numbers of COVID-19 cases have been recorded.
On Friday, March 27th, the President of Ghana made known to the public, during his fourth national televised address on the state’s anti-coronavirus strategy that, the lockdown will restrict the movement people for a period of two weeks subject to review, beginning from 1:00 a.m. on Monday, March 30.
He further stated the main purpose of the lockdown, which is to enable contact tracing of persons who have come into contact with persons who have tested positive for the deadly virus.
Since the start of the week, there have been numerous calls on Nana Akufo-Addo to declare a lockdown like many countries have done to curb the growing spread of the deadly disease.
As of Sunday, March 29, 2020, Ghana Health Service confirmed that, 152 coronavirus cases with five deaths have been recorded.
Deployment
The administration of Ghana Police Service, in collaboration with the Ghana Navy, Army and Airforce, has deployed security personnel across Greater Accra and Greater Kumasi.
This operation has named ‘Operation COVID Safety’ and it's been described as a humanitarian exercise to protect the lives of citizens and to help control the spread of this deadly disease.
The operation will essentially ensure the effectiveness of law and order in the restricted areas in the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.
The Police force has instructed exempted individuals, to carry identification cards when moving about.

Roadblocks would be mounted at vantage points, especially on the peripheries of affected areas.
At least 400 police personnel have been deployed. The military will provide additional support.
Exemptions
There are certain activities, that have been exempted, during the lockdown period. This includes banking transactions, buying of foods  and petroleum products or use public toilet facilities.
However, there will be no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircraft for private or commercial purposes. Only vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo will have some freedom to operate.
Motorists using motorbikes will not be allowed to carry any additional person whilst all intra-city passenger vehicles, such as ‘trotros’ and taxis, have been directed to reduce the number of passengers.
Additionally, all commercial vehicle stations are expected to observe appropriate hygiene protocols and social distancing.
Also, all the markets of the affected metropolises and persons involved activities in the food value chain will be allowed to operate in the markets during this period.
In effect, all persons involved in the growing, processing, and selling the food items will be able to make a living during this period.
But vendors of clothing, electrical gadgets, beauty products, among other everyday items, will not be able to trade during the 14 days of the lockdown.
Other workers who will be able to head to their jobs come Monday will be persons aligned to the production, distribution and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medicine, paper and plastic packages, environmental and sanitation activities, road and railway construction workers, members of the security agencies, workers at fuel stations and staff of utility, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital service providers.
All members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary are exempt from the restrictions. Media personnel have also been granted exemptions.
Affected areas
In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected:
-Accra Metropolis
-Tema Metropolis
-Tema West
-Kpone Katamanso
-Krowor
-Ledzokuku
-Adentan-Ashiaman
-La-Nkwantanang-Madina
-La-Dade-Kotopon
-Okaikwei North
-Ablekuma North
-Ablekuma West
-Ablekuma Central
-Ayawaso East
-Ayawaso North
-Ayawaso West
-Ayawaso Central
-Ga North
-Ga West
-Ga South
-Ga Central
Ga East
-Korle-Klottey
-Weija/Gbawe
-Awutu Senya East
In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are affected:
*Kumasi Metropolis
*Asokwa
*Suame
*Old Tafo
*Oforikrom
*Asokore Mampong
*Kwadaso
*Atwima Nwabiagya
*Kwabre East
*Ejisu
*Afigya-Kwabre South
*Bosomtwe
*Atwima Kwanwoma
*Atwima Nwabiagya North

March 29, 2020

The Government Of UK To Fly Willing Nationals Out Of Ghana Tonight


The United Kingdom government  has made a decision to fly out hundreds of its nationals in Ghana tonight, who would want to return back home, due to Covid-19 pandemic.
Two flights will be ferrying as many as 600 passengers with more flights being arranged in the coming days.
A travel advice on the High Commission’s website urges eligible UK nationals interested to book their seats.
Tonight’s flight follows a failed attempt by British Airways to evacuate some passengers who were left stranded in Ghana on Monday.
This comes on the back of the closure of the country’s borders as part of measures by government to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Some passengers who were booked to fly back to the UK last week were left stranded at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) after their flight was cancelled at the last hour.
The about 360 passengers, mainly UK nationals, were being evacuated under a special arrangement facilitated by the British High Commission, following the closure of Ghana’s air, sea and land borders to stop the importation of COVID-19 into the country.
The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority, (GCAA), following the President’s address to the nation to announce the closure of the borders followed-up with an official notice to all the airlines that no flights will be permitted, except in emergency situations which will have to be pre-authorised.
Officials of the UK High Commission, however, say tonight’s flight is chartered by the British government and is to evacuate its nationals.
Some have, however, raised issues with the cost of the £500 ticket and have taken to Twitter to complain.


Further guidance for British citizens on immediate return options to the UK and information on local measures. http://ow.ly/GxF950yYIcK 

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Though the United Kingdom is also grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the nationals eager to take advantage of the evacuation flight tell as they believe they will get better healthcare in their home country should they get infected.
The number of people who have died with the virus in the UK has reached 1,228 with nearly 20,000 confirmed cases
SOURCE: ADOMONLINE.COM
March 29, 2020

11 Cases Of COVID-19 Confirmed Rising The Total Number To 152


The Ghana Health Service has released a statement in regards to the increase in Ghana’s COVID-19 cases, from 141 to 152. 
It was stated that, 11 new cases have been recorded on Sunday, March 29, 2020.
According to the report given, ten of the newly recorded cases are among persons who were under mandatory quarantine in the Northern Regional Capital Tamale, under the direction of the Regional Security Committee.
All the 10 victims are Guinean residents who travelled through Burkina Faso and Togo to Ghana and were picked following an intelligence report and the eleventh case was recorded in the Ashanti Region, Kumasi.
Aside Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West, Tamale is the fourth region to record COVID-19 cases.  As of Saturday, March 28, the Ghana Health Service said a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in the country.
Among the tested, “1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, 141 tested positive representing 5.6%.
“Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.”
While two people have recovered from the disease, five have died.
Meanwhile, Greater Accra, Ashanti and other parts of the Central region are preparing for a partial lockdown.
The lockdown which will take effect at 1:00 AM, Monday will exclude essential service providers, members of the Executive arm of government, Ministers, Deputy Ministers, senior staffers, special assistants, media among others.

Friday, March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020

Davido's Queen " Chioma" Has Tested Positive For COVID-19


Popular Nigerian singer, Davido divulged on his twitter page that, his fiancée, Chioma, has tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, 27th March, 2020.
He however said, his result and that of his baby boy came out negative.

Davido recently returned from his UK tour, which he cancelled due to outbreak of Coronavirus.
Read Below his post on Twitter.
Hey everyone ! I came back recently from America after cancelling tour. My fiancé Chioma also came back from London recently with our baby. We had no symptoms and still both feel perfectly fine but because of our recent travel history we decided to take ourselves and our all 1/2
close associates we’ve come in recent contact with for the COVID-19 test on the 25th of March. Unfortunately, my fiancé’s results came back positive while all 31 others tested have come back negative including our baby. We are however doing perfectly fine and she is even still...
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yet to show any symptoms whatsoever. She is now being quarantined and I have also gone into full self isolation for the minimum 14 days. I want to use this opportunity to thank you all for your endless love and prayers in advance and to urge everyone to please stay at home as...
everyone to please stay at home as we control the spread of this virus! Together we can beat this!
Love, D ❤️
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March 27, 2020

Synopsis Of Restrictions Imposed On Selected Areas In Ghana For Two Weeks By The Government

The President of Ghana " Nana Akufo-Addo" has given updates on government’s preemptive strategy as cases of Covid-19 soars. This announcement was made on Friday, 27th March, 2020 at 11pm.
The address outlined government moves and strategies to deal with the spread of COVID-19, which has now claimed lives of more than 20,000 people worldwide.
Highlights of the address
  1. President Akufo-Addo announced that effective Monday, 30th March, 2020 at 1 am under the Imposition of Restrictions Act, 2020 (Act 1012), there will be restrictions on the movement of persons in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA, which include Awutu Senya East ), and the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area and contiguous districts, for a period of two (2) weeks or 14 days subject to review.
2. In Greater Accra, the following areas will be affected:
  • Accra Metropolis
    -Tema Metropolis
    -Tema West
    -Kpone Katamanso
    -Krowor
    -Ledzokuku
    -Adentan
  • Ashiaman
    La-Nkwantanang-Madina
    -La-Dade-Kotopon
    -Okaikwei North
    -Ablekuma North
    -Ablekuma West
    -Ablekuma Central
    -Ayawaso East
    -Ayawaso North
    -Ayawaso West
    -Ayawaso Central
    -Ga North
    -Ga West
    -Ga South
    -Ga Central
    Ga East
    -Korle-Klottey
    -Weija/Gbawe
    -Awutu Senya East
3. In the Greater Kumasi Metropolitan Area the following areas are affected:
*Kumasi Metropolis;
*Asokwa
  • Suame
    *Old Tafo
    *Oforikrom
    *Asokore Mampong
    *Kwadaso
    *Atwima Nwabiagya
    *Kwabre East
    *Ejisu
    *Afigya-Kwabre South
    *Bosomtwe
    *Atwima Kwanwoma
    *Atwima Nwabiagya North
4. This means that everyone resident in these areas must stay at home for the next two weeks or 14 days, However, if you must go out, it must only be to get essential items such as food, water, medicine, undertake banking transactions, or to use public toilet facilities. But, as much as possible, stay at, h.ome.
5. There shall be, during this period, no inter-city movement of vehicles and aircraft for private or commercial purposes for the areas of the restrictive measures, except for vehicles and aircrafts providing essential services and those carrying cargo.
6.-Riders of motorbikes are not allowed to carry any additional person, and all intra-city passenger vehicles, such as trotros and taxis, must reduce the number of passengers in order to observe appropriate social distancing and hygiene protocols.
7. All commercial vehicle stations shall observe appropriate hygiene protocols and social distancing.
8.Individuals and institutions providing the following services shall be exempted from the restrictions:
-Members of the Executive, Legislature and the Judiciary;
-Production, distribution and marketing of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, medicine, paper and plastic packages.
-Environmental and sanitation activities;
-VALCO staff
-Road and Railway
construction workers;
-Mining workers;
-Fisherfolk;
-Members of the security agencies assigned lawful duties;
-The staff of electricity, water, telecommunications, e-commerce and digital service providers; and
-Fuel stations staff.
March 27, 2020

Musician Obour Loses Father As A Result Of COVID-19



Bice Osei Kuffuor aka ‘Obuor’ and the Former President of the Musicians Union of Ghana, has lost his father. This sad incident happened on Friday, at the Ridge Hospital in Accra as a result of deadly Coronavirus.
Sources at the Hospital, reported that the deceased, Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, was taken to the facility on Thursday showing symptoms of the virus and died on friday, which jumped the COVID-19 related death to 4.

Below is Obour’s statement confirming his father’s demise
With sadness and a heavy heart, I announce the death of Nana Osei Boansi Kuffour, my biological father.
Nana returned from UK on 19th March after his yearly visit to the family. Upon his return, he was fine but began coughing on Sunday 22nd.
We arranged for his blood sample to be tested and he tested positive for malaria.
We began treatment for malaria but his condition got worse. We arranged to bring him to Accra to be tested for Covid 19 at Ridge Hospital on Wednesday. They informed us that his report will be ready on Friday but we should keep him in quarantine which we did.
On Thursday night he had extreme difficulty with breathing so we called the Ambulance service and informed them of his condition. We told them the patient has tested for COVID 19 and awaiting his results so they should come along with appropriate apparel.
The ambulance team took him to Ridge Hospital around 11pm on Thursday March 26. We informed the health team at Ridge of his condition and also informed them he had earlier taken a test for Covid and awaiting results.
Late this afternoon, the Drs informed us that he is likely to be a confirmed Covid case and as such we should take steps to do a contact trace and quarantine ourselves. Sadly he passed on this evening.
Under the circumstances, I understand nobody can come over to pay their respects and commiserate with our family as we are all on a 14 Day quarantine though I and my assistant who had close contact with him have both tested negative for COVID 19 as at today 27th March.
These are the true facts about my father’s demise.
Bice Obour Osei Kuffour
Health workers self-isolate
March 27, 2020

Parts Of Ghana To Be Locked Down From Monday


As part of government measures, to curb the spread of this deadly disease, activities  and movements in some urban areas in the country will be restricted for two weeks. 
This lockdown  affected the areas where high number of cases have been recorded in the country, which are  Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Obuasi.
According to the Daily Guide newspaper, sources at the presidency reports that: “Beginning midnight on Sunday, March 29, 2020, a lockdown is expected to take effect in some parts of Ghana. Police are expected to be deployed at barricades and access to essential services suspended.”
Since Monday, there have been numerous calls on President Nana Akufo-Addo to declare a lockdown like many countries have done to mitigate the growing spread of the deadly disease.
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Ghana has recorded 137 confirmed cases.
A lockdown is typically an emergency protocol that a state uses to prevent people from leaving a particular area.
The president is yet to make an announcement at 11, to make clear to his people, what they can do or cannot do under the lockdown in the four cities.



Thursday, March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Article Wan : ": OBAA NIE "


Bright Homenya, popularly known as Article Wan, has released an amazing song titled "Obaa Nie"which was produced by himself.

In this song, he described and appreciated the beauty of a woman. The " SOLO" hitmaker is a Ghanaian Reggae Afro-Dancehall musician and a producer.

He is the C.E.O of African International and has made waves in Jamaica, London, Nigeria, Germany and other part of diaspora as a result of his creativity and hard work.

Article wan is one of the best musicians in Ghana and gives remarkable and astounding performances.

Download the song via the link below and enjoy this massive tune.

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March 26, 2020

Cases Of COVID-19 In Ghana Has Increased To 132


The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ghana is still increasing, as the Ghana Health Service has confirmed the total number recorded, to be 132.
They stated that, as of  Thursday morning, the regular surveillance systems has confirmed a total of 54 cases including three deaths. 
 “All the three cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions,” the GHS said in a statement on its website.
“All the other 51 cases are well; 14 are being managed at home and the rest are responding well to treatment on admission in isolation.”
The Ghana Health Service in the statement released on their site, stated that, those people are awaiting their test results and will be discharged when they are tested negative.
So far, the great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries.
“Seven are of other nationalities namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom (UK).
“The number of confirmed cases among travellers under mandatory quarantine who have been tested is 78,” the GHS said.
In respect of contact tracing, a total of 970 contacts have been identified and are being tracked.
“Out of these, 204 have completed the 14 days mandatory follow up,” the GHS said.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 : Ghana Confirmed Cases Hits 53



The confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ghana is on the rise. Another case has been  confirmed which has moved from 52 to a total of 53.

The minister of health "  Kwaku Agyemang-Manu " in a press conference, held in Accra , updated Ghanaians on the confirmed number recorded, which was 52.

The Ghana Health Service, however updated their website with the confirmed cases so far, recorded as 53.

Read below the statement released by the Ghana Health Service

Situation Update, Confirmed Covid-19 Cases In Ghana As At 24 March 2020

As of 24 March 2020, a total of fifty-three (53) cases including two (2) deaths have been confirmed. All the fifty-one (51) confirmed cases are receiving treatment in isolation.

The sudden spike in case incidence is as a result of the mandatory quarantine and compulsory testing for all travellers entering Ghana, as directed by the president. As of 24 March, total of 1,030 are under mandatory quarantine; 844 have had their samples taken; 510 have had the samples tested; and out these twenty-six (26) tested positive for COVID-19.

Great majority of the confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries. Seven (7) are of other nationals namely: Norway, Lebanon, China, France, UK. In respect of contact tracing, a total of 829 contacts have been identified and are being tracked. One (1) of the contacts developed symptoms and has been confirmed positive.

Nineteen (19) people have completed the 14 days of mandatory follow up.