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Recovered coronavirus patients experiencing worse symptoms – Doctor

Doctors are increasingly recommending stricter adherence to the COVID-19 protocols for all persons, considering recent findings about the various variants of the virus.A Medical Officer with the Ghana Police Hospital, Dr. Roger Ahiaku has revealed that some people who have recovered after contracting the Coronavirus, are suffering more complications than they experienced when they were initially infected.According to him, the rate of ...

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GMA expresses fear over coronavirus spike

President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr. Frank Ankobea says they are very scared of the increasing number of positive COVID-19 cases being recorded in the country presently. He noted that these overwhelming numbers are comparable to cases recorded between June and July 2020 when the virus was at its peak. “We are scared of the figures being recorded now and ...

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COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020

job losses or reduced working hours due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic cost the world the equivalent of 255 million jobs in 2020, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, noting that the “massive impact” was nearly four times the number lost during the 2009 global financial crisis.  According to the ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world ...

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UN Secretary-General urges world to ‘work together in solidarity’ as US moves to rejoin WHO

The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) and play a full role in advancing global health and health security.  In a statement issued by his Spokesperson, Secretary-General António Guterres said that supporting the UN health agency “is absolutely critical” to the world’s effort for a better coordinated ...

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Nurses call for strict COVID-19 prevention protocols at health facilities

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association is asking managers of health institutions across the country to step up their COVID-19 preventive measures in their institutions. The Association says a visit to some health facilities show a breakdown of the protocols, a situation they describe as extremely worrying. According to the president of the association, Perpetual Ofori Ampofo, the blatant ...

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Ghana took a gamble in COVID-19 fight during December polls – Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia

Former Health Minister, Alex Segbefia says the government of Ghana took a gamble during the 2020 December polls with regard to the countries fight at the Coronavirus pandemic. Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7, 2020.  After the elections, Ghana’s COVID-19 cases have shot up. Currently, Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases stand at 2,174 with 358. Speaking on Citi TV’s Face ...

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COVID-19: New variant travels 50-70 times faster – GHS

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed the new strain of the COVID-19 pandemic has a higher and faster infection rate as compared to the first strain.The Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, has shared that the new strain of the virus is transmitted between fifty to seventy (50-70) times faster.According to him, Ghana has ...

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Ashanti Regional Health Directorate issues guidelines as schools reopen

The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has issued guidelines on COVID-19 for parents, schools and health workers in the Region ahead of the reopening of schools next week. The initiative forms part of efforts by the Directorate to prevent the spread of the virus in schools as students prepare to return to school amid a second wave of the pandemic. The interim guidelines ...

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Africa nears 2.6 Million Covid-19 Recoveries

As of January 15, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  3,176,244. Reported deaths in Africa reached 76,741 and 2,593,474 people have recovered. South Africa has the most reported cases – 1,296,806 – and 35,852 people died. Other most-affected countries are Morocco (456,334), Tunisia (170,895), Egypt (153,741), Ethiopia (129,922), and Libya (107,434). For the latest totals, see the AllAfrica interactive map with per-country numbers. ...

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African Union ‘secures 300m Covid vaccine doses’

The Associated Press is quoting an adviser for the Africa Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as saying the African Union has secured close to 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses. The continent is estimated to have over 1.2 billion people. Nicaise Ndembi said in the interview that current AU chair, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, is expected to make the announcement on ...

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