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Hearts of Oak completes Abednego Tetteh signing
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Hearts of Oak completes Abednego Tetteh signing

Accra Hearts of Oak have announced the signing of striker Abednego Tetteh on a three year deal. Tetteh joins the Accra based side ahead of the second round in the 2020 Ghana Premier league. "Hearts of Oak is happy to announce the signing of striker, Abednego Tetteh. The goal poacher has signed a three-year contract with the club," the club wrote on their Twitter handle. The 29 year old will join the rest of the Phobia squad after the Coronavirus break. Abednego returns to Hearts with a lot of experience after exploits in Sudan and India and locally with Bechem United where he helped them to win the Ghanaian FA Cup.
Police arrest demonstrators at Bolgatanga
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Police arrest demonstrators at Bolgatanga

At least 26 market women at Bolgatanga have been arrested this afternoon by police, after they embarked on a protest against a decision to decongest their market. The Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly had planned to move some of them from their current trading spots in the market to other places as part of efforts to decongest the market to help curb the spread of the Coronavirus.  Bolgatanga municipal police commander, Chief Superintendent Richard Anaba said the women are being arraigned for Court.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSVfqGXmrBE
President Akufo-Addo’s COVID19 address
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President Akufo-Addo’s COVID19 address

Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. It has been eight (8) weeks since our nation embarked on a co-ordinate, enhanced response towards combating the Coronavirus pandemic, after we recorded our first two (2) confirmed cases. We have taken the necessary measures of aggressively tracing, testing, isolating and treating infected persons and their contacts, as a means of containing the spread of the virus amongst the population.Measures such as the temporary partial lockdown of Accra, Tema, Kumasi and Kasoa, the adherence to enhanced hygiene and social distancing protocols, the ban on public gatherings, and the closure of our schools and our borders have imposed considerable difficulties on all of us. But, I am heartened that we appreciate that they are essential to save lives and livelihoods...
COVID-19 cases in Tarkwa increased to 13, with one death
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COVID-19 cases in Tarkwa increased to 13, with one death

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded in Tarkwa has increased to 13 with one death. The deceased, a female health employee of a hospital within Tarkwa, passed on before her COVID-19 status was confirmed. Mr Gilbert Kennedy Asmah, Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Tarkwa-Nsuaem who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said the health facility has been closed down and the workers have been asked to undergo self-isolation for COVID-19 test to be conducted. The MCE debunked allegations that 15 persons have acceded to the viral infection in Tarkwa. “Our health officials sent five samples to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, and later took 10 samples to the Veterinary laboratory in Takoradi from Tarkwa and Aboso for testing” he explained. M...
Police arrest three for processing Marijuana
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Police arrest three for processing Marijuana

The Drugs Law Enforcement Unit of the Volta Regional Police Command has arrested a gang of three for processing Indian Hemp into slabs in a dawn swoop at Ve-Koloenu in the Afadzato South District of the Volta Region. The three are George Agidi, 30, also known as 'Doctor Aggrey', Adam Razak, 31 and Isaac Nunekpeku, 17, all arrested on May 07, this year.  According to Mr Prince Dogbatse, Volta Regional Police Public Relations Officer, the trio were arrested while packaging suspected cannabis into compressed and industrial slabs meant for commercial distribution.  He said a total of eight sacks of the compressed Indian Hemp and tools including seven heavy-duty car jacks and a special purpose metal fabrications used in molding the slabs were also seized. Mr Dogbatse indicated simi...
Don’t begrudge them. They need to criticize for their political survival-President Akufo-Addo jabs Mahama, NDC
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Don’t begrudge them. They need to criticize for their political survival-President Akufo-Addo jabs Mahama, NDC

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says his political opponents are criticizing his government's approach in dealing with the COVID19 pandemic because their political survival depends on it. Former President Mahama, in a post on Facebook last Saturday, criticized the government’s response to the COVID 19 situation in the country, noting that the government is “failing Ghanaians” due to increasing number of COVID 19 cases being recorded in the country. However, President Akufo-Addo, in an indirect response to his predecessor, said "I know some political actors will want you to believe that our current numbers represent a failure on the part of Government. Do not begrudge them. They need to make such comments for their political survival." According to President Akufo-Addo, the ...
Britain extends lockdown for three more weeks
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Britain extends lockdown for three more weeks

Britain’s coronavirus lockdown will stay in place until at least June 1, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday, as he unveiled cautious plans to lift restrictions imposed seven weeks ago. “This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week,” he said in a televised address but added that some primary school children could return and shops re-open from June 1. Johnson said some public places could re-open from July 1 but warned air passengers travelling to Britain faced quarantine measures. The government has come under pressure to outline its exit strategy from the lockdown. Britain has seen nearly 32,000 deaths in the outbreak — the second-worst cumulative death toll behind the United States, and the worst in Europe. But despite passing the peak of the outbreak...
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