Month: April 2020
Coronavirus: No date set for schools to reopen in Ghana

Coronavirus: No date set for schools to reopen in Ghana

Apr 27, 2020 , In By ghanafact

“We have not made any decision on the reopening of schools. The video that is going around is actually an old video.”

Head of the Public Relations Unit of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Cassandra Twum Ampofo stated in an interview with GhanaFact.

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Fact-check: Noguchi approves COA FS to fight coronavirus?

Fact-check: Noguchi approves COA FS to fight coronavirus?

Apr 06, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Ghana’s leading biomedical research institute, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) has denied reports that it has approved COA FS, a Ghana-made nutritional supplement for treating the novel Coronavirus.

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FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Videos, text messages and voice notes spreading falsities and well-worn hoaxes are being widely circulated in Ghana, like in many other countries around the world.

GhanaFact has been alerted to several claims on Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram about a specific claim that Chinese medical aid received in Ghana has been contaminated with the coronavirus.

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Fact-check: Does Ghana have 307 ambulances with mobile ventilators?

Fact-check: Does Ghana have 307 ambulances with mobile ventilators?

Apr 03, 2020 , In By ghanafact

“All the ambulances have portable ventilators,” Executive Director of the National Ambulance Service Professor Ahmed Nuhu Zakaria confirmed in an interview.

But mobile/portable ventilators are supposed to be complemented by critical care ventilators and one cannot be spoken of in isolation.

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FAKE: Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus not 1,064

FAKE: Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus not 1,064

Apr 14, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Claim: Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus is 1,064 Source: Unknown Verdict: Fake Researched by Rabiu Alhassan A false message has been doing the rounds on social media apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter that Ghana’s total confirmed cases of coronavirus is now 1,064. The viral image that comes across like a notecard that […]

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FALSE: 31 coronavirus patients recover in Ghana

FALSE: 31 coronavirus patients recover in Ghana

Apr 08, 2020 , In By ghanafact

An image detailing the coronavirus spread statistics in West Africa published by the West African Health Organization (WAHO) claims 31 coronavirus patients in Ghana have recovered. But this is False.

The image titled “COVID-19 CASE ECOWAS REGION UPDATE” captures the country-specific statistics from all 15 ECOWAS members states, with figures on total confirmed, total recovered…

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FALSE: Ghana’s National Service Secretariat withholds payments to personnel until COVID-19 is over

FALSE: Ghana’s National Service Secretariat withholds payments to personnel until COVID-19 is over

Apr 23, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Has Ghana’s National Service Secretariat withheld payments of allowances to personnel until COVID-19 is over? That is the claim on the website HardTruthGh.

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Fact-checked: Relevant information on Ghana’s coronavirus official website wiped off?

Fact-checked: Relevant information on Ghana’s coronavirus official website wiped off?

Apr 24, 2020 , In By ghanafact

Has relevant information on Ghana’s coronavirus official website been wiped off?

That is the claim made in a news article by 3news.com and subsequently aggregated by Ghanaweb.com.

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FALSE: Chinese state media claims Ghana’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 9,000 with over 400 deaths

FALSE: Chinese state media claims Ghana’s coronavirus cases have surpassed 9,000 with over 400 deaths

Apr 13, 2020 , In By ghanafact

The official website for China Global Television Network (CGTN) claims Ghana’s coronavirus cases are more than 9,000, with over 400 deaths…

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Fact-check: US discovers man who manufactured and sold coronavirus to China?

Fact-check: US discovers man who manufactured and sold coronavirus to China?

Apr 06, 2020 , In By ghanafact

A video clip by U.S. Television station, WCVB virtual channel 5, is being shared on messaging platform WhatsApp as proof that the USA has allegedly arrested “the man who manufactured and sold the coronavirus to China.”

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