Containing COVID-19: MoH seeks financial clearance to employ more nurses

The Ministry of Health (MoH) is seeking financial clearance to permanently engage 2017-2018 graduate nurses to beef up the number of nurses in the country to help contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the country. In his recent address to the nation, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had directed the MoH to mobilize new […]

NSS Activities Suspended Due To COVID-19

The National Service Scheme(NSS) has suspended all affairs of the scheme which require public gatherings. This comes in the wake of the ban by President Akuffo-Addo on all public gatherings across the country. This was contained in the statement signed by Mustapha Yussif, the Executive Director of the National Service Scheme. Activities like National Service […]

Updates On COVID-19

Coronavirus, according to WHO is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

It is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Some common signs of the infection includes respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Extreme cases of the infection also includes pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. 

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Some countries in Africa have recorded a case or two of the virus, of which Ghana is a part. On Thursday,12th March, 2020, Ghana recorded her first case of the deadly coronavirus which was announced by the Health Minister Kwasi Agyemang-Manu. The two cases tested positive after laboratory tests from the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.

For now, Ghanaians have been urged to abide by the precautions to prevent contracting the virus such as avoiding crowded places and suspending handshakes. And adapt to regular handwashing and the usage of hand sanitizers to avoid the transmission of COVID-19.

UN RELEASES US$15 MILLION TO FUND EFFORTS TO CONTAIN CORONAVIRUS

The United Nations has released US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund to fund essential activities including monitoring the spread, investigating cases and operation of national laboratories towards containing the coronavirus (COVID-19). The UN fund has been released to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) who are the […]

TAKE PUBLIC EDUCATION ON CORONAVIRUS SERIOUSLY – PRESIDENT

The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has cautioned the citizenry to as a matter of urgency take public education on the COVID-19 (corona virus) disease seriously. He said given the deadly nature of the disease, embracing wholeheartedly such an education was critical for the safety of the people. President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was addressing Ghana’s 63rd […]

GHANA@63: 81% OF GHANAIANS NOW HAVE ACCESS TO POTABLE WATER – AKUFO-ADDO

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says about 81 percent of Ghanaians presently have access to potable drinking water. According to him, this is an improvement from a previous 19 percent of people who didn’t have access to potable drinking water. “19 percent of our people do not have access to potable water but 81 percent of people […]

NSAWAM MARK’S GHANA’S 63RD INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

The 63rd Independence Day was held at the Nsawam Prisons Park. There were forty-five (45) basic and senior high schools, cadets and personnel from the security services to commemorate this year’s independence celebration. In a speech read by the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Isaac Kwadwo Buabeng, on behalf of the President of the republic of Ghana, […]

WE’RE READY FOR CORONAVIRUS – KIA BOSS ASSURES AKUFO-ADDO

The Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is fully ready to detect any passenger carrying Coronavirus on arrival into the country, the Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, Mr Yaw Kwakwa, has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Mr Kwakwa said this on Wednesday, 4 March 2020 when Mr Akufo-Addo inspected work done towards the preparation […]

GHANA PREPARES REMOTE FACILITY TO QUARANTINE PERSONS WITH CORONAVIRUS

Ghana is working to secure a remotely located facility to be used as quarantine centre for novel coronavirus (covid-19) cases. Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu told parliamentarians Wednesday that a quarantine centre has already been established in the country. “Another remotely located 100-bed capacity facility is being secured for the purpose of quarantine for eligible persons,” […]