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This is the third day of the expected 14-day partial lockdown announced by the President in some areas of the country, under the Imposition of Restrictions Act 1012 of 2020. Following this announcement, we have encouraged citizens to abide by the directives to stay at home as much as possible in order to slow the spread of the virus and give the relevant authorities enough space and time to mount a robust response to the pandemic.

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The Bono Regional Police Command has given General Sergeant Padmore Ocloo 10 days to produce a hardened criminal, Abdulai Karim who escaped from police cells under his watch on March 30, 2020 at Sunyani Municipal Police station.

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Some eight people are facing possible court action after they breached the partial lockdown order by government. The suspects, who are based at Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti Region, were spotted loitering in the community and when they failed to give tangible reasons for being there, they were arrested.

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Importers are being allowed to bring in more stocks of hydroxychloroquine to help treat coronavirus cases in Ghana. At a press conference on Wednesday morning, Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, said he had given authorisation to the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to allow its use despite it not being on Ghana rsquo;s drugs list.

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Four miscreants have been arrested for allegedly looting shops at Dr. Mensah Market in Kumasi which has been closed down amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. A team of military, police and a task force from the KMA effected the arrest.

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The Police at Bekwai, in the Ashanti Region, have mounted a wild search for two male suspects who allegedly beat a policeman on Wednesday April 1. The policeman was directing traffic at Bekwai when he saw the two suspects blocking traffic with a motorbike.

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The Ranking Member of Parliament rsquo;s committee on health, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has lamented what he calls the lack of a proper plan for the distribution of critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) required by health workers in combating COVID-19.

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The Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Saeed says one of the COVID-19 patients in Tamale who escaped from the facility in which she was being quarantined has since not been found since Monday.

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Nigeria has begun paying four months 39; worth of welfare payments upfront in three areas of the oil-rich country that have been placed into lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus. Beneficiaries of the social security scheme, introduced by President Muhammadu Buhari two years ago, usually receive a monthly payment of $13 ( pound;10).

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Ghana is set to receive financial as well as material support from the West African Health Organization (WAHO) as assistance for the fight against the Coronavirus (Covid-19). WAHO has been designated by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as the highest authority to lead the coordination, collaboration and communication in the region with regards to Covid-19 pandemic.

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Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has shot down demands on government to reduce the number of Ministers and other Presidential Staffers as a measure to raise more funds for the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP).

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The Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu ldquo;misspoke rdquo; when he indicated that the Bank of Ghana Hospital will only be treating VIPs and its staff who may be infected with Coronavirus.

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The Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said President Akufo-Addo was not tested for Coronavirus when he returned from Norway. Mr Oppong Nkrumah on The Point of View on Citi TV explained that although rumours of the President testing positive for the virus were rife, the President was not tested because the government was strictly observing the World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline of 14-day mandatory observation.

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The youth of Kpetoe have come together to set up a taskforce to ensure there are no illegal entries from Togo into Ghana. The youth say that this is a good way to help in the fight against coronavirus.

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Parliament has approved a financial agreement that enables government to access US$35 million as Special Drawing Rights from the International Development Association (IDA), a member of the World Bank Group, to fight the coronavirus disease.

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Veteran medical practitioner Dr Alfa Saadu, has passed on. He died at age 68. Dr. Saadu dedicated about 40 years of his life to saving lives. He reportedly passed on from coronavirus on Tuesday, March 31, this year at the Whittington Hospital in north London.

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The partnership between the United States of America and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) is at the forefront of combating COVID-19 in Ghana. A statement jointly issued by the Ghana Armed Forces and the US Embassy made this known.

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The number of confirmed cases in Ghana has risen to 195. The highest number of cases are in the Greater Accra region. This was announced by the Minister of Health. --More soon .

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Aspiring Parliamentary candidate for Ablekuma North on the ticket of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ms. Sheila Bartels has donated bags of rice, cooking oil, Gari, Corned Beef and some cash tokens as a relief package to support other members of her party in the Ablekuma North Constituency.

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Accra, April 2, 2020 - In the wake of a pandemic and a national lockdown, affordable access to healthcare is critical. Yango, a leading ride-hailing app in Ghana, understands that support for health workers is very important.

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It is of high hopes to hear from local and international media reports about patients recovering from the novel Coronavirus pandemic as a result of measures put in place like quarantining and good hygienic practices.

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The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, made a donation of GH cent;100,000 to the Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research (KCCR) to support testing of the novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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A former Minister of Communication in the Mahama government, Dr Edward Omane Boamah, has kicked against government rsquo;s decision to use the Bank of Ghana hospital as treatment centre for coronavirus VIP patients.

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The Central Assemblies of God Church in Ho has been gutted by fire. The fire started around 7:00pm on Wednesday. Some youth of the Church were conducting a Facebook live service at the premises when the fire started.

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The Immigration Service is appealing to property owners and landlords to provide useful information on Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians renting their properties who travelled back into the country between 3rd and 23rd March, 2020.

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