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Ghana receives Madagascar ‘cure’ for Coronavirus, testing begins

Ghana has received samples of Madagascar’s highly publicized COVID-19 remedy and preventive herbal mixture; the Ministry of Information has indicated. In a tweet on its page, the Info Ministry indicated that testing has begun to confirm its efficacy. The Ministry also indicated that like all drugs, it will be tested by the FDA and in this case, by Center for Plant Medicine, ...

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Coronavirus threatens mental health – WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened depression and anxiety around the world, and these conditions could rise in the coming months without increased investment in mental health services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health is already extremely concerning,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO. “Social isolation, fear of contagion, and ...

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Ghana’s Coronavirus cases now 5,408 with 514 recoveries

Ghana’s confirmed cases of the global pandemic, the Coronavirus have risen to 5,408, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed. The number of recoveries now stands at 514 with 24 deaths. The current development shows that as of Wednesday, May 13, 2020 the country has recorded 281 more positive cases of COVID-19 while 20 more patients have recovered. Two more casualties have also been recorded. ...

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Ghana’s coronavirus case count now 4,700 with 494 recoveries

President Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s case count of the novel Coronavirus has jumped to 4700, president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The recoveries have also shot up to 494. He made this announcement during his ninth televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 10, 2020. As of Sunday, 9.30 pm, Ghana had conducted 160,501 tests and with total infections of 4,700 and 494 recoveries. The number ...

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CSM death toll now 44 in Upper West

Upper West Regional Minister, Dr Hafiz Bin Salih in a statement issued in Wa says the Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM) ravages the region has so far claimed 44 lives. The Minister indicated that 30 cases with one death were recorded over the past two weeks, bringing the total number of cases in the region to 303 with 44 deaths. It identified ...

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Seven new cases recorded in Sissala East

Seven cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the Sissala East Municipality of the Upper West region bringing the regions case count from eight to 17 in less than a week. This includes two males and five females who have tested positive of the deadly virus. The Municipal Chief Executive for Sissala East, Hon. Karim Nanyua who made the announcement ...

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COVID-19 treatment; EXIMBANK/Tobinco partnership laudable

As the global search for COVID-19 treatment heats up in various laboratories, different antiviral and other drugs are being used by medical practitioners to help infected people recover. Some of these drugs have proven to be efficacious in aiding the recuperation of more than one million people out of the over 3.35 million cases recorded as of yesterday. Unfortunately, over 230,000 people ...

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Ghana records 550 more cases of coronavirus in 2 days, tally now 2,719

Ghana has now recorded 2,719 cases of COVID-19 and 65 additional recoveries making a total of 294, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The death toll however remains the same at 18. This is the largest the country has recorded so far in one batch. Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service is still embarking on a massive testing and contact tracing exercise ...

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Coronavirus: 3 persons quarantined in the Ashanti region

Three persons suspected to have contracted the coronavirus have been quarantined in the Ashanti region. Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr. Oheneba Owusu Danso, said samples have been taken from them for testing. Dr. Danso disclosed this at a press conference organised but the regional health directorate in Kumasi, today, Monday, 23 March 2020. The ...

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Coronavirus: Otumfuo calls for political break

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for a temporary break in political activities in the media and instead use that effort to collectively fight the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country. The King expressed concern over the devastating effects of the pandemic, saying the virus requires serious attention. The Otumfuo, therefore, entreated all the major ...

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