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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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Covid-19 samples getting contaminated at Effia-Nkwanta lab

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples taken at the Reference Laboratry at Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in the Western Region are reportedly going bad following the shortage of reagent for testing in the region. A source at the laboratory told Empire News,  some samples have gone bad and have been disposed of already. …

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Zoomlion starts disinfection of basic sch. in Greater Accra

ABOUT 4,500 basic schools in the Greater Accra Region are expected to be disinfected by Zoomlion Ghana Limited. The exercise, which will cover both public and private basic schools, began on Monday in the Ablekuma North Municipal Assembly of the Greater Accra Region. General Manager, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Greater Accra …

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Asamankese: Four suspects on remand test positive for COVID-19

Four inmates at Asamankese Police Cells in the Eastern Region have tested positive for Coronavirus. The four(4) were among ten(10) inmates at the cells whose samples were taken to Noguchi Memorial Center for Medical Research for testing by the West Akyem Municipal Health Directorate on request of the Police. The …

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Voter’s register: EC, NIA exercise ‘risky’ – Fmr. GHS boss

Dr Elias Sory, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service has described plans by the National Identification Authority to continue with card registration and collection exercise as well as the upcoming voter’s registration exercise in the wake of COVID-19 as a ‘risky business’. According to him, if the two state …

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COVID-19: Four more dead as cases in Ghana pass 9k

Four more people have died from COVID-19 in Ghana taking the death toll to 42, according to latest figures by the Ghana Health Service. Ghana’s case count now stands at 9,168 after 283 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, over 260 people who were infected with …

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Ketu North records first Covid-19 death; 5 more positive cases confirmed

The Ketu North Municipal Assembly has recorded its first death of Covid-19 while five other persons test positive for the virus. The case was a 28-year old young man who fell sick in Tema and returned to the Municipality on Friday, 29 May 2020 to seek healthcare but was referred …

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337 new Covid-19 cases confirmed; total now 8,885

Three hundred and thirty-seven (337) new cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed within the last 24 hours as the country’s total case count stands at 8, 885. Also, recoveries of the pandemic have increased marginally to 3,189 while the death toll still stands at 38. The current active cases stand at …

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