Month: March 2020
Coronavirus: Ghana’s President announces two-week partial lockdown

Coronavirus: Ghana’s President announces two-week partial lockdown

Mar 28, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced a partial lockdown of some parts of the country in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The country in less than three weeks has seen a spike in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases from 2 on March 12 to 137 on March 27.

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Ghana shuts its borders as confirmed coronavirus cases hit 20

Ghana shuts its borders as confirmed coronavirus cases hit 20

Mar 21, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced plans to close all the country’s borders to human traffic for the next two weeks, beginning midnight on Sunday, March 22.

This follows the sharp increase in Ghana’s confirmed coronavirus cases in the last eight days…

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Fact-check: Have 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana recovered?

Fact-check: Have 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana recovered?

Mar 20, 2020 , In By ghanafact

The Ghana Health Service has rejected reports that 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered.

Social media including Facebook and Twitter have been buzzing with reports about the recovered patients and at a point, #8Ghanaians was trending as one of the most discussed topics on twitter in Ghana.

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Coronavirus: Ghana takes steps to suspend all public gatherings

Coronavirus: Ghana takes steps to suspend all public gatherings

Mar 15, 2020 , In By ghanafact

” All Public gatherings, including conferences, workshops, funerals, festivals, political rallies, sporting events and religious activities, such as services in churches and mosques, have been suspended for the next four (4) weeks. Private burials are permitted but with limited numbers, not exceeding twenty-five (25) in attendance.”

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Coronavirus: All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged

Coronavirus: All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged

Mar 15, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana’s government is strongly discouraging all travel to the country until further notice, starting March 15.

This comes after the West African country confirmed four new coronavirus cases within its jurisdiction, making six, the total number of confirmed cases in the country.

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Coronavirus: Details about the 6 confirmed cases in Ghana

Coronavirus: Details about the 6 confirmed cases in Ghana

Mar 15, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana has confirmed four more coronavirus cases within its jurisdiction. This makes six, the total number of confirmed cases in the West African country. The first two cases in Ghana were confirmed by the Minister for Health Kwaku Agyeman-Manu on March 12. In a press briefing to update Ghanaians on the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana […]

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Coronavirus: Viral Citi TV interview video with Korle Bu CEO not new

Coronavirus: Viral Citi TV interview video with Korle Bu CEO not new

Mar 13, 2020 , In By ghanafact

A Citi TV video interview with the Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Daniel Asare in which he is heard announcing that two suspected coronavirus cases have proved negative following lab tests is not new.

The video is being widely circulated on social media including WhatsApp and Facebook to discredit the confirmed coronavirus cases recorded in Ghana and announced on March 12.

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Confirmed: Ghana records two Coronavirus cases

Confirmed: Ghana records two Coronavirus cases

Mar 13, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana’s Minister for Health has confirmed two cases of the deadly coronavirus or CONVID-19 in the country on Thursday, March 12.

“Both individuals returned to Ghana from Norway and Turkey. So, these are imported cases of CONVID-19.” The minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu revealed.

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BBC correspondent denies reporting first coronavirus case in Ghana

BBC correspondent denies reporting first coronavirus case in Ghana

Mar 11, 2020 , In By ghanafact

“It is false, the BBC has not reported that!” BBC correspondent in Ghana, Thomas Naadi said to GhanaFact.

This follows a viral screenshot of a story allegedly published by the BBC claiming Ghana has recorded its first confirmed coronavirus case.

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Coronavirus: Ghana temporarily suspends all but critical foreign travels by public officials

Coronavirus: Ghana temporarily suspends all but critical foreign travels by public officials

Mar 10, 2020 , In By ghanafact

“You have to apply to the Office of the Chief of Staff if you believe you want to travel and the Chief of Staff would make a determination if it is a critical one,” Minister for Information Kojo Oppong Nkrumah stated in an interview with GhanaFact…

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