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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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…Read More
“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
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 […]Read More