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

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

Apr 06, 2020 , In Health 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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Fact-check: Does Ghana have 307 ambulances with mobile ventilators?

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

Apr 03, 2020 , In Health 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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Fact-check: Have 8 coronavirus patients in Ghana recovered?

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

Mar 20, 2020 , In Health 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: All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged

Coronavirus: All travel to Ghana is strongly discouraged

Mar 15, 2020 , In Health 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: 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 Health 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 Health 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 Health 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 Health 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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False: Coronavirus has not been found in broiler chicken

False: Coronavirus has not been found in broiler chicken

Mar 05, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

“We don’t have formal evidence. It is a new virus and the hypothesis is that it came from animals and mainly bats. It was found in another wild animal but so far there is no reference to chicken. We don’t have such information even from China or any other place,” said Dr Michel Yao, Emergency Operations Programme Manager, WHO’s Regional Office for Africa in an interview with GhanaFact.

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Coronavirus: WHO denies labelling Ghana, Nigeria and 11 others as high risk

Coronavirus: WHO denies labelling Ghana, Nigeria and 11 others as high risk

Feb 09, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

Claim: WHO lists Ghana, Nigeria and 11 others as top risk African countries for coronavirus

Source: www.pulse.com.gh, www.punchng.com, www.ghanaweb.com

Verdict: False

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