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The North East Regional Health Director, Dr. Abubakar Abdulai, has disclosed that 43 contacts have been traced after a 19-year old boy died of covid-19 in the region. According to him, out of the 43 contacts seven are health staff made of three from a herbal clinic where the deceased first visited and four from …

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Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has launched the Covid-19 tracker application aimed at supporting the government’s response to the coronavirus(COVID-19) outbreak in Ghana. Dr. Bawumia in a live telecast during the virtual launch of the app, said the tracker is intended to provide assistance which will augment the state’s efforts in the fight against the …

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Six of the nine novel coronavirus cases recorded in the Volta Region were from foreigners who illegally entered Ghana at least two weeks ago. The six were travellers from Nigeria “who had entered Ghana through unapproved routes along the Ghana-Togo border near Aflao,” the Volta Regional Coordinating Council said in a statement. “They were apprehended …

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The attention of the National Identification Authority (NIA) has been drawn to a FAKE NEWS circulating on social media that three (3) NIA officials in the Eastern Region have tested positive to COVID-19, with JoyNews credited as the source. NIA checks with JoyNews (Multimedia Group) indicate that the story is not authentic and has not …

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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has said the movement restrictions would last as long as necessary, particularly, as he would be relying on experts’ advice on the coronavirus. A statement by Senior Special Assistant on media and publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, just 24 hours to the end of the initial 14-day lockdown, appealed …

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The Western Region has recorded its first case of coronavirus. According to the Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, the case was recorded on Sunday 12th April. He says the confirmed case in question involves a Chinese foreign national, who arrived in Ghana on Saturday 21st March, 2020 and was in self-isolation for the mandatory period …

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A teenage girl in California killed herself after she reportedly struggled to cope with the state’s stay-at-home orders amid the coronavirus outbreak. Jo’Vianni Smith, 15, of Stockton, was found dead inside her home after she hanged herself last week. A coach at Jo’Vianni’s school, Bear Creek High School, told Recordnet that “the cause of death …

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The Coalition of Graduate Unemployed Allied Health Professionals (COAHP), 2017 and 2018, batch have announced the withdrawal of their services to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) contact tracing and testing team. The coalition in a statement signed by its General Secretary, Vincent Amponsah Gyamfi, said, “effective April 13, all members who volunteered to do contact tracing, sample …

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Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has criticized the government’s decision to hold a virtual concert to launch an App that will help boost the fight against the novel coronavirus disease in the country. The Vice President launched the Covid-19 App today, April 13, 2020. The launch saw several musicians, including Shatta …

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Two Nigeriens who were arrested by police officers during the lockdown period have tested positive for COVID-19. According to police, the two, who were stopped while they were on board a taxi cab with their luggage, could not give tangible reasons for their movement, sparking suspicion hence their arrest. Further investigations by police triggered a …

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