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FALSE: 95 coronavirus patients die in Ghana

FALSE: 95 coronavirus patients die in Ghana

May 22, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

Claim: 95 coronavirus deaths recorded in Ghana and total coronavirus cases jump to 6,989 Source: Unknown Verdict: False Researched by Rabiu Alhassan An image capturing key statistics of the coronavirus spread situation in Ghana, claims the country has recorded 95 deaths, while the total confirmed coronavirus case count has jumped to 6,989. It further claims […]

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Unproven: COVID-19 victims suffer infertility, loss of smell and stroke after recovery

Unproven: COVID-19 victims suffer infertility, loss of smell and stroke after recovery

May 22, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

From being shunned by neighbours, some recovered victims are having to deal with not being able to even buy basic foodstuff in their local markets, all due to misinformers stoking fear about the virus or circulating unproven information.

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FALSE: Drinking alcohol can help fight coronavirus

FALSE: Drinking alcohol can help fight coronavirus

May 15, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

That is the claim made in a news clip by UTV, a popular television broadcaster in Ghana and uploaded onto YouTube.

While the UTV news presenter mentioned that the claim was allegedly made by Moses Onyah, there was no attempt to inform the public as to whether it was true or false.

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Unproven: Steam therapy cures coronavirus

Unproven: Steam therapy cures coronavirus

May 15, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

In the videos posted on Facebook, people are being encouraged to inhale steam while being fully covered under a heavy blanket (makeshift sauna) to “breakdown” the virus and “grow the antibodies” necessary to fight the coronavirus.

After seeking clarification from officials of the Ghana Health Service and the Ghana Medical Association, the claim is rated as unproven.

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FALSE: Ginger, garlic, lime and paracetamol concoction cures coronavirus

FALSE: Ginger, garlic, lime and paracetamol concoction cures coronavirus

May 01, 2020 , In Health By ghanafact

A video viewed more than 19,000 times on Facebook urges people to drink a concoction of ginger, garlic, lime, paracetamol and lemon-ginger tea to cure the novel coronavirus.

The video was posted on April 11 by an entertainment page, KwakyeOnline…

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Coronavirus: No date set for schools to reopen in Ghana

Coronavirus: No date set for schools to reopen in Ghana

Apr 27, 2020 , In Health 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 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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FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

FALSE: Chinese medical aid to Ghana contaminated with coronavirus

Apr 20, 2020 , In Health 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 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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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 Health 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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