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Coronavirus: Oxford University vaccine trial paused after participant falls ill

FINAL CLINICAL  trials for a coronavirus vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, have been put on hold after a participant had a suspected adverse reaction in the UK. AstraZeneca described it as a “routine” pause in the case of “an unexplained illness”. The outcome of vaccine trials is being …

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V/R: 380,000 children to receive polio vaccination

A total of 380,000 children in all 18 districts of the Volta region are expected to be administered polio vaccines in a sub-national mass campaign starting Thursday, September 10 to Sunday, September 13. The second round exercise will take place between Thursday, October 8, and Sunday, October 11. The exercise …

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Fact Checker: Oko-Boye’s claim that Togo charges €150 for COVID-19 test at airport ‘outright lie’

CLAIM: Ghana’s Deputy Health Minister Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye said passengers who arrive in Togo pay 150 euros for the PCR COVID-19 test. He also claims that in Zimbabwe persons pay about 210 dollars for the COVID-19 test. VERDICT: OUTRIGHT LIE FULL TEXT: On Sunday, President Akufo Addo addressed the nation on …

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Govt to support Sewerage Systems to replicate Waste Treatment Plants-Senior Minister

SENIOR MINISTER, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has announced government’s support for Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited (SSGL), a subsidiary of Jospong Group of Companies, to enable the company expand and replicate its waste treatment plants across the country. According to him, government was impressed with SSGL’s operations and how it was handling both …

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MSWR steps up efforts to rid Accra drains of solid wastes

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has intensified its efforts to ensure that drains in the national capital, Accra, are rid of plastics and other solid waste to facilitate flow of water. Speaking to a cross-section of journalists yesterday after an assessment tour of some of the major …

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How are manicurists adhering to COVID-19 safety protocols?

MAINTAINING GOOD personal hygiene such as keeping finger and toe nails clean has become imperative as the coronavirus bites harder across the world. For many people, getting their nails trimmed, clean and beautiful is a big deal and that can only be done by manicurists. But how does one ensure …

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It’s a lie; we’ve not been cleared-Private nurses reply govt

THE COALITION of Unemployed Private Nurses(COUPN) has described as a ‘lie’ by government to say it has cleared all private nurses from 2012- 2016. According to COUPN, it has heard from its political commentators in many occasion on radio and television saying that government has cleared them. In a statement …

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WASSCE: Bright SHS Proprietor arrested

The Proprietor of Bright Senior High School in Akyem Kukurantumi has been arrested. He was arrested Friday Morning by CID officials from the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters accompanied by the Akyem Tafo District Police Commander. None of the students has, however, been arrested. Meanwhile, a woman from the Ghana Education …

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PARDA exposes 4 CHPS compounds operating with no midwife

A project initiated by the Participatory Action for Rural Development Alternatives (PARDA) to ensure that mothers and their babies remain alive and well before and after delivery has led to the discovery of four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds running without a midwife. The discovery comes two years …

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Vets remove 50kg of plastic from cow’s stomach

A team of six vets in southern Ethiopia has successfully removed 50kg of plastic from a cow following three hours of surgery. “The cow is alive and in good health,” Dr Firaol Waaqoo told BBC Afaan Oromoo’s Bizuworq Olaanaa. “Cows can ingest plastics because of lack of pasture or minerals, …

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