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Young children recover from COVID 19 faster – Dr Badu Sarkodie
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Young children recover from COVID 19 faster – Dr Badu Sarkodie

Dr Badu Sarkodie, the Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Service (GHS), on Tuesday said there is a sliding scale in the behaviour of the COVID-19 record of the country. He said records showed that children below ten years who got infected were able to clear the virus more rapidly, and that those between ages ten to 40 recovered much earlier. Dr Sarkodie, who was speaking at the Minister's COVID-19 update press briefing in Accra, said although the country continued to record some new cases of COVID-19, the infection, hospitalisation, as well as death rate had slowed down compared to the previous recordings. The press briefing would provide the clarity needed on the dynamics of the virus to inform both the Government and stakeholders in their consultations towards the easing o...
Court remands Ofankor landlord murderer
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Court remands Ofankor landlord murderer

The Abeka District Court on Tuesday remanded into police custody Victor Stephen Nana Kamkam, a 38-year-old businessman and landlord, for allegedly shooting and killing his tenant at Ofankor over rent.Kamkam, also known as Nii Kojo Konim Obio-Cyhoera, will undergo a test for COVID-19 before going into lawful custody. Provisionally charged with murder, the court, presided over by Ms Adwoa Achaama Ofosu, preserved his plea. Kamkam is expected to reappear on June 8. Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Stephen Ahialey said Benjamin Okyere, the deceased, was a musician who lived at Ofankor Spot-M. Chief Inspector Okyere said Kamkam was into real estate and also resided at Ofankor Spot-M.   Prosecution said Okyere was Kamkam’s tenant and that two years ago, the deceased rented the ap...
FBI to investigate death of black man in Minnesota after arrest
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FBI to investigate death of black man in Minnesota after arrest

The FBI will investigate the death of a black man in the US state of Minnesota after a video emerged showing a policeman kneeling on his neck. In the footage, the man, believed to be in his 40s, is heard groaning and repeatedly saying "I can't breathe" to the white officer. The Minneapolis Police Department said it was responding to a reported crime. The incident echoed that of Eric Garner, a black man who died being arrested in 2014. Garner was placed in a chokehold and uttering the words "I can't breathe" nearly a dozen times. The phrase became a rallying cry for activists protesting alleged police brutality against people of colour in the US. The Minnesota Police admitted that the man in the footage filmed on Monday died after a "medical incident" in a "police interac...
Parliament denies COVID-19 claims
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Parliament denies COVID-19 claims

Parliament has quashed reports that suggested two Members of the House and 13 Parliamentary Service staff had tested positive for Coronavirus.  News portal, Starrfm.com.gh yesterday reported that the lawmakers and staff of Parliament had tested positive for the raving virus.  But in a press statement released , Director of Public Affairs, Madam Kate Addo posited that the reportage was false .  "Parliament would like to state categorically that the results of the tests are not yet known and so the report by Starrfmonline is not true.  "Parliament would therefore like to urge Starrfmonline to withdraw the said report and update its audience with the relevant information to the effect that the results from the tests are unknown to Parliament," the statement said.  It continued...
Rumors: Two MPs, 13 staff of Parliament test positive for COVID
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Rumors: Two MPs, 13 staff of Parliament test positive for COVID

Rumours in Parliament suggest that two Members of Parliament (MPs) and 13 staff of the Parliamentary Service have tested positive for COVID 19. The House, last week, started a mandatory test for all MPs and staff of Parliament. According to reports, those who tested positive have been directed to self isolate. Meanwhile, Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye, has threatened to sanction Members of Parliament and staff of the Parliamentary Service who refuse to take the mandatory COVID 19 test currently ongoing in the House.  The Speaker said the test is mandatory and urged everyone in the House of Parliament to participate. However, the MP of Asuogyaman, Thomas Ampem Nyarko, raised concerns over the basis on which the sanctions will be applied against those who refuse to ta...
Immigration officers intercept smuggled  fertilizers at Atanve
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Immigration officers intercept smuggled fertilizers at Atanve

Officials of the Akanu Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) have intercepted government’s Planting for Food and Jobs' (PFJs) fertilizers being smuggled into neighboring Republic of Togo. The items, including agro chemicals were intercepted at an unapproved route through Atanvi in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta region.Mr Felix Klu-Adjei, Volta Regional Public Affairs Officer of the GIS told the Ghana News Express that the items were seized through intelligence gathering.   He said the suspects fled after they sighted the patrol team and that the items found on the motor tricycle with registration number M-19-VR-1763 were, eight bags of Urea fertilizers and 23 boxes of agro chemicals. Mr Klu-Adjei said the tricycle and the items had been deposited at the ...
Fatal accident claims three lives at Nsawam
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Fatal accident claims three lives at Nsawam

A Hyundai mini bus has crashed into a tipper truck at Anorf, a suburb of Nsawam Adoagyiri Minucipality, killing three people on board. In an attempt to overtake a vehicle ahead of it this morning, the mini bus crashed into the truck with registration number GT 992-20 coming from the opposite direction.  The Hyundai with registration number GE 4369 -11 was said to be traveling from Asamankese to Nsawam. Eleven persons sustained severe injuries and are receiving treatment at the Government hospital. They include six (6) males and five (5) females.  The Nsawam district police commander, Superintendent Marian Owusu who confirmed the incident said three of the passengers who are in critical conditions have been transferred to the Korle Bu teaching hospital in Acc...
Prof Mensah Bonsu sworn into office as Justice of the Supreme Court
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Prof Mensah Bonsu sworn into office as Justice of the Supreme Court

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has swore into office, Prof Henrietta Mensah Bonsu as a justice of the Supreme Court of GhanaProf Mensah Bonsu has enjoyed a sterler career in the fields of academics, female activism, international relations, public service and religeous engagements.  She is the Director of the Legon Center for International Affairs and Diplomacy, Member of the Legal Committee for the Ghana National Commission on Children, Member of the Board of the Ghana Methodist Church, President of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, among other positions.  The President, in an address at the swearing in ceremony of Prof Mensah Bonsu, urged her to enhance the quality the work of the apex court with her rich experience.   He said the appoin...
3,000 rice farmers in Ejisu and Juaben to receive support from gov’t
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3,000 rice farmers in Ejisu and Juaben to receive support from gov’t

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture's subsidised cutters and thrashers initiative aimed at improving local rice production is set to benefit about 3,000 rice farmers in Ejisu and Juaben districts of Ashanti. A Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, Mr. George Boahen Oduro told the media that over 1,000 equipment are to be distributed to rice farmers across the country as part of the programme. The equipment, he added, will be given to farmer groups on credit at a subsidised rate of Ghc. 11,000. The programme is expected to improve rice production in the region and reduce the post harvest losses. It is also expected to help the government to reduce the importation of rice in the country. Under the Planting for Food and Jobs, the government has planned to work towards a sharp...
Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon
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Trafficked Nigerian women rescued from Lebanon

Fifty trafficked Nigerian women have been rescued from Lebanon and returned home, Nigeria's foreign minister says. They have all been placed in quarantine following their arrival on Sunday as a precaution against coronavirus. The country's anti-trafficking agency will interview them about their experiences after their isolation ends. Last month, a Nigerian woman working as a maid in Lebanon was rescued after being put up for sale on Facebook for $1,000 (£807). The UN says thousands of women and girls from Nigeria and other African countries are trafficked every year. They are often lured away with promises of jobs in Europe or Asia, but usually end up being exploited as domestic maids or forced into prostitution. Last year, an undercover BBC News Arabic investigation in ...
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