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Coronavirus an end time disease ?, 17 Countries affected and fast spreading – ghanapublisher.com

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New cases of infection with a novel strain of coronavirus, which emerged at a seafood market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, are being reported daily around the world.

In China, at least 106 people have died and more than 4,500 cases have been recorded across the country.

Cases have also been confirmed in several countries in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe and North America.

Here are the countries that have so far confirmed cases of the new coronavirus:

Australia

Australia has confirmed five cases of the virus. The most recent was a 21-year-old woman who was on the last flight out of Wuhan to Sydney before China imposed a travel ban.

The other infections were detected in one man who arrived in Melbourne from China and three men in Sydney who had recently arrived from China and tested positive for the disease. They were being treated in isolation units in local hospitals.

United States

The US has confirmed five cases of the virus – two in California, and one each in Arizona, Chicago and Washington state.

Vietnam

Vietnam on January 23 confirmed two cases of the virus in a man from Wuhan who travelled to Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month and passed the virus to his son.

Both were being treated in hospital and are stable, Vietnamese health officials said.

Cambodia

Cambodia confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country on January 27.

Health Minister Mam Bunheng said the patient was a 60-year-old Chinese national in the coastal city of Sihanoukville.

Canada

A man who arrived in Toronto with his wife on January 22 after visiting Wuhan has been confirmed to have the coronavirus. The couple were wearing masks on their flight from Guangzhou and took their own transport home from the airport. His wife has also tested positive for the virus.

Nineteen suspected cases being investigated by health officials are from Toronto.

China

As of January 28, at least 4,500 people have been confirmed infected across China, most of them in and around Wuhan.

At least 106 people have died, nearly all in Hubei province, but officials have confirmed four deaths elsewhere, including one in Beijing and one in Shanghai.

The Chinese government has imposed drastic curbs on travel to try and rein in the virus; it has also closed tourist sites at what is usually one of the busiest times of the year.

The city of Macau, a gambling hub hugely popular with mainland tourists, has confirmed six cases.

In Hong Kong, eight people are known to have been infected, with hundreds of suspected cases reported.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has declared the outbreak an “emergency” – the city’s highest warning level – and cancelled all official celebrations of the Lunar New Year.

France

There are three known cases of the coronavirus in France, the first European country to be affected.

A 48-year-old man is in hospital in Bordeaux. He had recently travelled to Wuhan and returned to France via the Netherlands.

Two others, a Chinese couple in their early 30s have been hospitalised in Paris.

All three had recently travelled to China and had now been placed in isolation.

France’s health minister has said it is likely that there will be more cases and that authorities are surveying all the people that the patients have come into contact with after arriving in France.

Germany

Germany confirmed its first case of the coronavirus on January 28 in southern Bavaria.

“A man in the Starnberg region has been infected with the new coronavirus,” a spokesperson for the ministry said, adding that the patient was under surveillance in an isolation ward.

The ministry gave no further details on how the patient came to be infected but said he was in a “medically good state”.

The ministry said it considers the risk to the general population to be “low”.

Japan

On January 26, Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, citing the health ministry, said a fourth case had been confirmed in a resident of Wuhan in his 40s who was visiting Japan for a holiday.

Japan’s health authorities confirmed a third case on January 25. The country’s health ministry said a woman in her 30s who lives in Wuhan had contracted the virus.

The country’s first case was reported by the health ministry last week: a man who had visited Wuhan and was hospitalised on January 10, four days after his return to Japan.

Local media said the second patient was a man in his 40s who was originally from Wuhan and on a trip to Japan.

Malaysia

Malaysia confirmed four cases on January 25. All were Chinese nationals on holiday from Wuhan who had arrived in the country from Singapore two days earlier.

The most recently confirmed was a 40-year-old man who was being treated in hospital.

A 65-year-old woman and two boys, aged two and 11, were in a stable condition and being kept in an isolation ward at a public hospital, Malaysia’s health minister said.

They are the wife and grandchildren of a 66-year-old man who was found to be infected in Singapore.

Nepal

Nepal said a 32-year-old man arriving from Wuhan had tested positive for the deadly disease.

The patient, who was initially quarantined, recovered and was discharged. The government said surveillance has been increased at the airport “and suspicious patients entering Nepal are being monitored”.

Singapore

Singapore has five cases, all people who arrived in the city-state from Wuhan for the Lunar New Year holidays.

South Korea

The Korea Centers for Disease Control (KCDC) confirmed South Korea’s fourth case on January 27, saying that a 55-year-old South Korean man who returned from Wuhan on January 20 had tested positive for the virus.

South Korea had reported its first case, a 35-year-old woman who flew in from Wuhan, on January 20. The second case, confirmed on January 24, was a South Korean man in his 50s who returned from working in Wuhan.

On January 26, the KCDC said a 54-year-old South Korean resident of Wuhan who had arrived home on January 20 was the third to test positive for the virus.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka confirmed its first case of coronavirus on January 27.

The patient was identified as a 43-year-old Chinese woman from Hubei who had arrived in Sri Lanka as a tourist. S he was admitted to the Infectious Diseases Hospital.

Taiwan

Taiwan has uncovered five cases so far, the latest a Taiwanese woman who had been working in Wuhan before returning home on January 20. The island’s authorities have since advised against travel to Wuhan and Hubei province and on January 24 said any arrivals from Wuhan would be rejected by immigration.

All arrivals from the rest of China – including Hong Kong and Macau – must fill out health declaration forms on arrival.

The territory has also banned the export of face masks for a month to ensure domestic supplies.

Thailand

Thailand has detected 14 cases so far.

Sukhum Kanjanapimai, the ministry’s permanent secretary, said on Tuesday all six latest cases are Chinese tourists from Hubei province who entered Thailand several days ago. They are from Wuhan.

The new cases are two women and four men age 6 to 60. Five of the six new cases are family members.
All six were admitted to a hospital in Nonthaburi province.

 

 

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New 25 Constituencies in the offing, NDC must kill to win 2024 elections – Kwabena Bobie Ansah – ghanapublisher.com

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A renowned Ghanaian Journalist with Accra based radio Accra FM 100.5 mhz, Kwabena Bobie Ansah has hint of a possible New Constituency creation by the electoral commission in November 2023 before the 2024 General Elections.

According to the broadcaster, the Electoral Commission in close door meeting has resulted to creation of additional 25 new constituencies to the existing 275 Constituencies.

He said the Electoral Commission has included the people of SALL constituency in the Oti region to neutralize their plan and any other arguments that may come after rolling out their intentions.

He furthered that, the Electoral commission has planned to create 14 Constituencies out of the 25 new Constituencies in the Ashanti Regiona and share the remaining 11 among the other 15 regions.

The NDC needs to play it hard and prepare to use violence to win 2024.
After all Akufo Addo killed 10 Ghanaians to win election 2020, he said in a post on his Facebook page.

Check the post below.

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I wish you well, Kuffour to Musah Superior on his General Secretary bid – ghanapublisher.com

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The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency John Agyekum Kuffour has wished Hon. Iddrisu Musah affectionately called Musah Superior well on his bid to become the next National General Secretary of the ruling party, New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The former Tamale Mayor who is currently the Deputy C.E.O of Ghana Forestry Commission paid a courtesy call on the former president at his Peduase Residence to officially inform him about his bid to contest for the NPP’s National General Secretary Position in the upcoming elections.

Musah Superior explained and detailed to the Ex- President the nature of his campaign themed “The Peoples’s Campaign”.

Ex – President Kuffour was delighted and fascinated about the nature and content of the Peoples’s Campaign.

He wished him well and blessed him.

Below are the 10 points plan of the Peoples’s campaign.

1. As GS, l will operate meaningfully at the Party HQ. The Party will no longer be managed from the private offices and homes of some persons. I will lead in running an active, professional and hugely political HQ. I will not run the Party in absentia.

2. I will mange the Party from bottom to top. This means l will pay serious attention to the local structures of the party. I believe that if we pay attention to the polling stations and resource the Constituency Executives, we will enhance our strength.

3. I will formulate and publish a six monthly ACTIVITY PLAN. This means that l will be busy in the country side on a formal work schedule. Regional and Constituency ACTIVITY PLAN will fit into the plan of the HQ.

4. I will ensure that officers, communicators, etc are REWARDED. It is absurd that we do not have an award scheme for people who have worked so hard for our victory. I ll ensure that we add value to our officers and volunteers. This is not rocket science!

5. Establish a WORKING welfare scheme for all officers of the Party.

6. Revive the demotivated Communications Directorate of the Party. All communicators at all levels must have a reason to continue to advocate for the Party. I ll put a plan in place to “look” after them. I will also support the Directorate to recruit brilliant communicators from the Regions and constituencies and offer them opportunities to feature on programmes “reserved” for certain class of persons. We must find innoviative ways of making our communication effective, convincing and pointful. This mean we must consult widely and use the wealthy brains of the Party people.

7. I will lead in constantly articulating the excellent work the NPP government is doing. We must articulate loudly our achievements and challenge any propaganda intended to undermine out grear efforts. Winning elections 2024 will depend largely on the achievements of our government.

8. As GS, l will ensure that ALL internal elections are free, fair, transparent and credible. ALL parliamentary primaries shall be OPENED to all. No needless disqualifications.

9. Our Party is run by Committees. (Steering Committee, National Executive Committee, National Council and the National Delegates Conference/Congress). As GS, l will become the most functional officer of the Party and shall work to the directions of the Committees.

10. Discipline brings stability and meaning into a person or institution. It teaches us to be responsible and respectful.The observance of well-defined rules in any organisation is critically important for the growth and development of the organisation. Discipline promotes good human behavior, stronger and focussed regime. We need to instil this important virtue into our Party. l will supervise a disciplined Party.

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Female JHS student who was reported missing found hiding in her boyfriend’s room

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Female JHS student who was reported missing found hiding in her boyfriend’s room

A schoolgirl who went missing for weeks has been found but there’s a lot of drama trailing her discovery. 

According to a report, the girl never got lost but hid in her boyfriend’s place all this while.

The report further adds that the girl only returned after a non-governmental organization, Youth Harvest Foundation discovered her hideout and literally smoked her out.

Khadija Hamidu, the NGO’s project officer, urged parents to pay attention to their children while speaking on Dreamz FM about the topic.

Meanwhile, the girl’s boyfriend is alleged to be one who deals in galamsey.

In other news, MTN Ghana has announced that its Service Centres across the country will be closed for the Holiday Season from December 29, 2021, to January 3, 2022.

The closure of the Service Centres is part of broader measures taken by the business to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic especially in the wake of the new Omicron variant, which has been proven to have a higher transmissibility rate.

Speaking on the development, Jemima Kotei Walsh, Chief Customer Care Officer, said, “The business will use this opportunity to encourage customers to use our digital channels during the period of the closure of the shops.

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