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Coronavirus: Screen and quarantine Akufo Addo when he returns from Europe – GHA

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The Ghana Health Alert (GHA) has called for the screening and quarantine of President Akufo Addo and his entire delegation upon their arrival into the country after his 12 days European tour.

According to the Civil Advocacy Group of Medical and Public Health practitioners, it noted that President Akufo Addo showed signs of having contracted flu during the presentation of State of Nation Address.

It said it was therefore very unsafe for the President’s handlers and medical team to have ignored the extreme danger his current iternary poses to his health and allowed the President to travel to the very cold Nordic regions of Europe for as long as 12 days.

The group noted that this call has become extremely necessary and important due to the ever-spreading Coronavirus and the WHO’s “biggest worry” in making sure that the disease does not affect countries with weaker and unprepared healthcare systems, most especially the African continent which already has reported of some cases.

It further observed that in a statement made by WHO Regional Director for Africa on Feb 22, 2020, he noted strongly that there are “critical gaps in readiness for countries across the continent “. This means that citizens must be vigilant in protecting and ensuring that members are safe from this disaster.

A statement signed by the GHA Executive Secretary Dr. Vida Yakron said “it is, therefore, a matter of concern that in an era when most Presidents across the World have placed travel ban on foreign Trips to several Countries, our President could not emulate same by postponing his trip due to the Coronavirus scare and its possible pandemic threat.”

It added: “Since the virus is said to have a minimum incubation period of not less than 14 days, we the members of the Ghana Health Alert have no alternative than to call on the Ghana health authorities and the Nugochi Medical Research Center to be on alert for the screening and quarantine of the President and his delegation as they could be persons of interest in case of any targeted biological warfare against Africa through Ghana. Under the circumstances we have no alternative than to call for the quarantine upon arrival into Ghana.”

The GHA believes that the disease is no respecter of persons, the total exposure of the President on this European Tour makes him and his delegation a threat to public health and they must be screened and if possible quarantined in accordance with WHO protocols.

Source: Kasapafmonline.com/102.5FM

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Confirmed: Captain Smart bids farewell to Multimedia Group – ghanapublisher.com

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Host of Adom FM’s Morning Show, Dwaso Nsem, Captain Godsbrain Blessed Smart has bid his listeners farewell as he readies himself to join Angel Broadcasting Network (ABN)

MyNewsGh.com reported that Captain Smart was moving from Multimedia to Angel FM in Accra a subsidiary of the ABN Network as Morning Show host.

Speaking on Dwaso Nsem, Wednesday, he said he was going to follow other commitments and therefore needed to move on with his life

He expressed his gratitude to the Multimedia team for their support since he joined the team some eight years ago.

He indicated that unlike others who left by being sacked, he was grateful to God that he was never sacked from the Multimedia team.

Captain Smart, however, did not mention which other commitments he was leaving to fulfill.

 

Source: mynewsgh.com

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Confirmed: Two Ghanaian MPs have tested positive for Covid-19 – ghanapublisher.com

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Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka has revealed that two Parliamentarians and 13 staff have so far tested positive for Covid-19.

According to him, the infected persons were informed of their status after Speaker of Parliament directed mass testing of all members and staff of the House last week.

Speaking to Daniel Dadzie on Prime Morning on Joy Prime, the Chief Whip explained that the infected MPs and staff have been isolated while contact tracing has commenced.

On Tuesday, Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo said reports of confirmed infection were false

According to her, the results of Covid-19 tests conducted o personnel have not been received.

But Mr Muntaka described her assessment as untrue adding that it has the potential of causing fear and panic in the House.

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COVID-19 responds team at New Edubiase withdraws from post over community attack – ghanapublisher.com

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The COVID-19 response team at New Edubiase government Hospital in Adansi South District of Ashanti Region has suspended their duties after a community launched attack on them during their duties.

The Adansi South District recorded three (3) COVID-19 cases a month ago of which one was from Adansi Atobiase and the other two from Adansi Kawotriwhe a suburb of New Edubiase respectively.

With the efforts of the district health directorates and the assembly, the three (3) patients recovered and one new case was recorded through contact tracing on 20th May 2020.

The responds team led by the district disease control officer, Mr William Asamoah who returned the two 2 patients to Kawotrihwe after their recovery took to their heels when they got attacked by the community.

On his accounts, he stated they were attacked because the community believes the COVID-19 is not real and the cases were fabricated.

He added that, the community said nothing on the recovered patients shows they were sick as there were no severe symptoms as they have been hearing and seeing on TV and radio from other countries.

The district police commander, DSP Francis Acka upon hearing the news mounted search for the perpetrators and 15 peoples have been arrested in connection with the incident to assist investigation.

Source: www.ghanapublisher.com

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