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Covid Update No.12- Indepth Details from the President’s Address

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As part of sharing information on managing and preventive measures of the Covid19 virus, the Sunday updates by the president, Nana Akufo-Addo has become the norm since the outbreak of the pandemic.

Sunday night was no exception with update no.12 where the president had some information to share with citizens especially on senior high school final year students who are supposed to report to school in July. We have highlighted some key areas the president touched on.  

Below are some key areas the president touched on:

Senior High School Final Year Students

  • Parents are encouraged to provide their their kids or children at least one face mask on their way to school.
  • A total of 18,000 veronica buckets, 800,000 pieces of 200mls of sanitizers, 36,000 rolls of tissue paper, 36,000 gallons of liquid soap and 7,200 thermometers have been distributed.
  • A maximum of 25 students will be committed in each class.
  • All students in schools with boarding houses will be residents in these boarding houses whilst day students in schools without boarding housing facilities will commune from home.
  • Staff and students will be required to adhere to enhanced hygiene protocols
  • Eating in dining halls will be in appropriate numbers
  • No visitors to the school will be allowed
  • There would be no mass gatherings and no sporting activities
  • Social distancing and the wearing of face mask are obligatory in our schools
  • Care will be provided to the sick to nurses assigned to the school
  • Enough school supplies will be distributed to all schools through the
  • Government is also making available 30 buses and 840 pick-ups vehicles to senior high school that did not receive vehicles in 2016.
  • Government would absorb the WASSCE fees of 13,837 students who would sit for the exams. 75.4million Ghana cedis will be spent on this.

W.H.O

According W.H.O asymptomatic patients, that is, those who have tested positive for the virus and are not exhibiting any symptoms after 14 days, “are not likely to be infectious and therefore are unlikely to be able to transfer the virus to one another.”

New Patient Discharge recovery policy has now been adopted by Ghana as some countries in European Union, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Honkong and Dubai.

  • As at Saturday 20th June, the total number of positive cases stood at 14,154 out of the 270,300 tests conducted.
  • Under the revised policy, 5,925 persons have been recovered and been discharged.
  • This brings the total number of recoveries to 10,473.
  • Number of active cases are 3,596.
  • 24 persons severely ill in hospitals and isolation centers.
  • 6 persons critically ill.
  • 4 persons on ventilators.
  • 85 persons have regrettably died.

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Solidarity Messages

The president thanked the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) for making their facility in Adweso available in the Ashanti Region and the catholic Bishops’ Conference for agreeing to use their facilities across the country for isolation centers in the fight against the Coivid19 disease.

He also expressed his appreciation to the Minister for Environment Science, Technology and Environment and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong who offered a seventy bed hospital in the Ashanti region as a Covid19 treatment center.

Appeal for funds

The president reiterated that, as result of the high cases in the greater Accra Region and the Ashanti Region, he would need investment in the following areas,

  • Addition ICU bed facilities in Greater Accra Region, more medicines, consumables and equipment and anew treatment center for Ashanti Region.

Condolences to Deceased Frontliners

President Akufo- Addo sympathized with the death of Dr. Owusu Boateng, a pediatrician in SDA hospital in Kwadaso, Kumasi, and Sophia Addo,  a nurse in Tarkwa who both died in the line of duty.

Message for the Media

The president concluded by urging the media to exhibit positive work by educating the public on the preventive measures against the Covid19 disease.

He also went further to plead with citizens to stop the stigmatization as it has led people from not wanting to be tested for the virus hence making unknown infected people agents of the spread of the virus.

He assured parents that, he would be the last person to risk the lives of their children and such effective measures have been put in place to stop the contraction and spread of the virus among their wards in schools.

Source: GHANAFEED.COM

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NPP Darling Boy, Prince David Osei Finally Admits Ghana Is ‘Hard’

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Ghanaian actor, Prince David Osei has finally admitted that Ghana is hard under Akufo-Addo after years o claiming all was well.

The actor has been a staunch supporter of the NPP and the cure President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

A few weeks ago when some of his colleague celebrities called on the President to fix the country, the actor took them on claiming that the only thing that needs fixing is the attitude of Ghanaians.

However, after weeks of consistent petrol price increases and its resultant effect on commodity prices, the NPP darling boy has now beat a retreat.

In a recent tweet, the actor called on Ghanaians to keep believing even though things are hard.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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‘Looks Like Someone Doesn’t Know The Judges In London’ – Sam George Teases Godfred Dame After His Case Was Thrown Out By A London Court

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MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has made a teasing post obviously directed at Attorney General, Godfred Yeboah Dame after a London Court threw out his appeal against a judgement cost that was awarded against the state.

The Commercial Court in London denied the government of Ghana the opportunity to mount a belated challenge to an UNCITRAL award worth over US$134 million in favour of a power contractor.

The AG had argued that national elections and the COVID-19 pandemic, did not afford the state the opportunity to mount their challenge within the stipulated time, however the court ruled the argument as unreasonable.

The case which emerged under the tenure of former AG, Gloria Akufo, traveled into the tenure of current AG, Godfred Dame.

State attorneys, including Helen Akpene Awo Ziwu, Anna Pearl Akiwumi Siriboe and Grace Oppong Dolphy in Accra, have all been mentioned in the case as having failed to beat a 28-day deadline.

The failure of the AG’s department to meet the deadline means the state will be coughing up a significant amount of US$170 million in damages to the claimants; Ghana Power Generation Company (GPGC) located at 1 Airport Square Building, 7TH Floor, Accra.

However, reacting via Twitter, Sam George teasingly wrote,

“Looks like someone doesn’t know the judges in London. We just took a loan of €170m to start a bank from Germany and now we have to pay $170m in judgement debts. Maybe we can start a susu business with the change left. Ghana, my Ghana”.

Source: GhanaFeed.Com

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We’re Working On A Law To Ban LGBTQ+ Activities In Ghana – Bagbin

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Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Bagbin says actions are being taken to enact laws that ban the activities of LGBTQI+ groups in the country.

He made this known in response to a letter from a political activist who had petitioned Parliament to amend Ghana’s laws to fight the phenomenon in the country.

“I appreciate very much your concerns about activities of the LGBTQI+ groups in the country. It is indeed a phenomenon that should not be encouraged or accepted by our society due to its eventual negative impact on society.”

“Urgent actions are being taken to pass a law to eventually nip the activities of these groups in the bud. Stakeholder consultations are also ongoing, and the results will feed into a bill that will eventually be passed into law by Parliament,” he said.

Source: GhanaFeed.com

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