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Breaking: Coronavirus hits Ghana as Korle Bu quarantines 2 suspected Chinese nationals (Video) – ghanapublisher.com

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Two foreign nationals on Wednesday reported at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital having developed some symptoms suspected to be coronavirus.

The patients, a Chinese and an Argentine who have been living together in the country for some days, have been isolated at the facility while blood samples taken have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), for further analysis.

Greater Accra Divisional Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr William Baah revealed on the PM Express on JoyNews Wednesday.

Dr Baah explained that the Chinese left the home country for Ghana sometime in September 2019 while the Argentine, who was in Shanghai, joined the Chinese in Ghana in January.

“They’ve all developed some symptoms that fit the case definition [but] it doesn’t mean they have the disease,” he clarified.

He said another round of testing is expected to be conducted on the two nationals Thursday.

He explained that the patients initially visited an unnamed private facility in the capital and reported the condition and were directed by the medical staff there to report to Korle Bu.

Dr Baah wants the authorities to adequately resource health facilities for them to properly prepare to handle the situation as well as manage communication among health workers.

Suspected case at KIA

Earlier on the same programme, the National Coordinator for Port Health at the Ghana Health Service, Dr Dennis Laryea disclosed, health officers recently picked one person for testing after he showed symptoms of the virus at the Kotoka International Airport.

He said the individual was kept in isolation for about six hours while the result was being confirmed. Fortunately, he tested negative of the virus, Dr. Laryea added.

“The gentleman wasn’t very happy but he understood that we were doing this in the interest of public safety,” he said.

So far, the new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has led to more than 20,000 illnesses and more than 560 deaths in China, as well as more than 200 illnesses and two deaths outside of mainland China.

The most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients also reported sore throat and runny nose while others experienced diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

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QNET Limited Supports Ghana Police Hospital

The Managing Director of Rhinotrack Limited and Country Man Director of QNET Limited, Mr. George Anti-Ohene, has donated medical equipment to the Ghana Police Hospital on behalf of QNET Limited. The equipment include five (5) filled large 47.2 Kg Oxygen cylinders, three (3) Medical Regulators, Four (4) Wheelchairs and eleven (11) Crutches.

Mr. Anti-Ohene urged the Police hospital to put the equipment into good use to save lives as the company prepares to give more to assist in providing quality healthcare. ‘’I will be fulfilled to see that the items have saved at least one life’’, he added.

COP Mr. George Alex Mensah, Director-General Services who received the donation on behalf of the Police Administration expressed gratitude to QNET Limited and appealed to other philanthropists to emulate the example. He was joined by the Acting Medical Director, DCOP Dr. Ewusi-Emmim, the Hospital Administrator DCOP Mr. David Eklu, the Director Finance, ACP Mr. Osei Akoto Arthur and other police officers.

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How Vincent Tawiah, the iPhone Fraudster got arrested – ghanapublisher.com

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The Police have arrested Vincent Tawiah, a 22year-old internet fraudster at Accra Mall for defrauding unsuspecting persons under the pretext of selling iPhones to them. He was arrested by officers of the National Police Operations Department on Monday 10th May, 2021.

Suspect’s modus is to advertise the iPhones on Instagram and other social media platforms for prices ranging from One Thousand One Hundred Ghana Cedis (GH1,100.00) to Five Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH5,000.00), less than the market prices of iPhones. When contacted by interested persons, he would ask them to send mobile money to the mobile phone account number 0551978205 registered in the name of Rhydale Addae.

Police used one of his victims as a bait to arrest him. Other victims have since come forward to identify Vincent Tawiah as having defrauded them. The Police are therefore asking persons who have also been defrauded by the suspect whose picture is attached to this story, to report to the National Operations Department at the Police Headquarters, Ring Road Accra or call 0238894764.

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Finance Ministry Signs GH₵382,000,000 Compact Agreement – ghanapublisher.com

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Ministry of Finance signs two compact agreements for post Covid-19 transformation with Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Trade & Industry.

On Tuesday, 11th May 2021, the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, the Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture signed a two Compact Agreement.

The Ministry of Trade will receive Two hundred and Eighty two million Ghana cedis ( Ghs282,000,000.00) to pursue various interventions which includes: building Ghana’s light manufacturing industry, rolling out Agro processing and food import substitution, development of the pharmaceutical industry, support to distressed companies in strategic sectors, developing Ghana’s automotive products and improve access for Ghanaian exporters under AfCFTA.

The Ministry of Tourism will also benefit from an amount of One hundred Million Ghana Cedis ( GHC 100,000,000.00) which will be used for addressing: Ghana’s tourism infrastructure, transformation of our beaches, sector operators skills revitalization programmes, comprehensive marketing and brand promotion activities of our arts and culture among several others.

This funding supports are different from the Ministries 2021 budget rather, it forms part of measures under the Ghana CARES Obatampa program by President Akufo-Addo to get the economy back on track.

The Compact is a partnership agreement between the Ministry of Finance, as the Coordinating authority, and sector Ministries, under the supervision of the Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee (IMCC) to ensure effective and timely delivery of the targets set for the various Ministries under the CARES programme for the 2021 fiscal year.

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