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Transport fares up in Western North Region by over 25 percent

Transport operators and drivers in Western North Region have increased transport fares by over 25 percent. This follows the directives by the Ghana Private Road Transport (GPRTU) for drivers to reduce the number of passengers travelling in buses and taxi cabs to ensure social distancing. Passengers traveling from Sefwi -Waiwso …

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Somey Area distances itself from Nogokpo Shrine coronavirus prophecy

The Somey Traditional Area has distanced itself from suggestions that the COVID-19 would disappear from Ghana after Zakadza Shrine (Nogokpo Shrine) rituals on April 19. Mr Williams Amuzu Agbodzalo, Senior Panel member of Zakadza Shrine, had said mystical powers of Torgbui Zakadza would be invoked during private rituals on April …

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Anti COVID-19 measures may have to continue – Okoe Boye

Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, Deputy Health Minister designate, has said the Government’s current measures to contain COVID-19  might have to continue for the next two weeks. This is because the nation would enter a crucial stage within the period where many of the backlogs of test results would be announced. “The …

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Ghana confirmed COVID-19 cases at 641

Ghana confirmed COVID-19 cases at 641The number of conformed COVID-19 cases in Ghana stands at 641after testing was done for a total of 50,719 persons, as at 12:025hours on Tuesday, April 17, 2020. The record also shows that five new cases – made up of one from the Adentan Municipality, …

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COVID-19: Hospital staff in quarantine, 85 contacts traced in Hohoe

About 40 hospital staff of the Hohoe Municipal Hospital in the Volta region have been quarantined with 85 contacts traced after the Hospital recorded two positive cases of the novel corona virus disease. The two positive cases are a 22-year-old woman who returned to Hohoe from Ashaiman and a 32-year-old …

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Two Ghanaians selected for Gates Cambridge Scholars programme

Two Ghanaians are among 77 around the world selected for the 2020 Gates Cambridge Scholars programme. The Gates Cambridge Trust announced it has selected 77 scholars from 30 different countries. Eighty per cent of the scholars-elect will pursue PhDs and their subjects range from the impact of climate change on …

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Ghana inflation rate for March closes flat at 7.8%

The year-on year inflation was unchanged at 7.8 percent in March, the Ghana Statistical Service said on Wednesday. Announcing the rate via Facebook, Government Statistician, Professor Samuel Kobina Annim said March’s rate continued the trend of stable inflation of about 8 percent recorded over the past seven months. Food and …

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Court grants three GH¢60,000 bail for spreading false news

Three persons who took pictures, made and spread false news on the covid-19 food distribution for vulnerable persons have been granted GH¢60,000.00 bail each with two sureties each, by the Nkawie Circuit Court. Fatima Abdul Rahman 47, Afia Pokua 29, both traders and Joseph Appau 27, a barber, were charged …

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Carpenter jailed for stealing GH¢1,140

A District Magistrate Court in Enchi has sentenced a carpenter to 24 months imprisonment in hard labour for unlawful entry into a drinking bar and stealing cash, cell phone and alcoholic beverages totaling GH¢1,140.00. Matthew Mensah, 23, alias Shatta pleaded guilty to causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and stealing respectively. …

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Fake Chloroquine products circulating in WHO region of Africa – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has received a notification through the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Surveillance and Monitoring System for substandard and falsified chloroquine in the WHO region of Africa. These chloroquine products with different presentations are confirmed as falsified on the basis that they deliberately or fraudulently …

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