Wednesday, August 12, 2020

55 COVID-19 cases confirmed at Accra Girls SHS

Fifty-five (55) persons at the Accra Girls Senior High School (SHS) have tested positive for COVID-19, the authorities have confirmed. A joint statement issued by...

SafeCare4Covid App introduced for health care providers

SafeCare4Covid App, a free mobile app for healthcare providers that offers practical support in handling the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been introduced. COVID-19 is far...

Coronavirus: South Africa bans alcohol sales again to combat Covid-19

South Africa has introduced new restrictions, including another ban on alcohol sales, to help contain the spread of coronavirus. A night-time curfew has been imposed,...

US buys up world’s stock of key COVID-19 drug, remdesivir

The United States has bought nearly the entire world’s supply of remdesivir, one of just two drugs proven to treat COVID-19. The anti-viral drug patented...

Korle Bu: Registration centre records over 20 persons with COVID-19 symptoms

The Korle Bu Police Station registration centre within the Ablekuma South District of the Greater Accra Region identified over 20 persons seeking to register...

WHO says Covid-19 pandemic is ‘not even close to being over’

The coronavirus pandemic is "not even close to being over", the WHO warned Monday, as the global death toll passed half a million and...

Chinese researchers warn of new flu virus in pigs with human...

A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes...

Pandemic could up narcotic use, says UN

The coronavirus pandemic could see a rise in the use and trafficking of narcotics as well as increased risks for users, warned the UN...

Coronavirus: Germany outbreak sparks fresh local lockdown

German authorities are bringing back local lockdown measures after an outbreak linked to a meatpacking plant. The premier of the North Rhine-Westphalia state said restrictions...

Nigeria and Cameroon declared polio free

The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified Nigeria and Cameroon to be free of polio, a crippling disease that usually affects children under five. Afghanistan...
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