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Former Marseille president Pape Diouf has died, aged 68, after suffering with coronavirus, the club have announced. The Senegalese was president between 2005 and 2009 when the French club finished second in Ligue 1 twice and reached two Coupe de France finals. The club went on to win a first French league title in 18 …

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As the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to widen globally and here in Ghana, Citi Business News has learnt that some major hotels in Accra have shut down their operations due to low patronage. Prior to this, some laid-off casual workers, and were preparing to cut down on permanent staff. Some top hotel …

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The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has provided temporary shelter for some 76 head potters(kayayei), who were impounded at Ejisu by the Ashanti Regional Police, whilst smuggling their way to the Northern Region, in a cargo truck vehicle due to the partial lockdown being enforced in Accra. The Kayayei who were directed to return to Accra …

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The biological scientist who invented the buckets fitted with taps for handwashing has said she will be happy if the government helps her to patent her invention. Mrs Veronica Bekoe invented the buckets about 30 years ago for hand hygiene and the prevention of infections at medical laboratories. “I am not trying to take advantage …

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Absa Bank Ghana has donated an amount of GHS1million to the COVID19 trust fund set up by the government as their support in fighting the deadly virus. As a demonstration of our commitment to helping in the fight against the Coronavirus, we are donating GHS 1 million to the COVID-19 National Trust Fund towards the …

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Credible information available to the Daily Statesman indicates that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his close appointees, as well as all members of his household, have tested negative for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The tests were conducted after the President had announced the directive for all persons who arrived in the country after March …

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Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has announced Ghana has recorded 34 new cases of the coronavirus disease. The total number has, thus, rising from 161 to 195. He disclosed this during a news briefing at the Ministry of Information on Wednesday as part of measures to update citizens on the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He …

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A 90-year-old woman died after refusing a ventilator and asking if it could instead be used to save someone younger. Suzanne Hoylaerts was admitted to the hospital two weeks after she started experiencing shortness of breath and a loss of appetite. The Belgian woman, from Binkom, near Lubbeek, tested positive for coronavirus and was placed …

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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated 500 Cedis to each of the stranded Kayaye (head porters) who were stopped at Ejisu in the Ashanti Region on their way to the Northern Region. The head porters, numbering about 76, had attempted to flee from Accra back to their hometowns in the wake of the …

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A compulsory house to house exercise is set to be carried out in the Ayawaso West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region in other to test contact tracing of Coronavirus victims. The 10 days’ exercise is set to combat the further spread of COVID-19 among the residents. The directions were given by the Municipal Health …

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