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Daily Archives: February 9, 2021

Parliament suspended for 3 weeks over COVID-19

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has suspended sitting for three weeks as covid-19 cases have soared in the Chamber. At least 17 MPs and 151 staff have tested positive for the disease, Kasapa FM’s Parliamentary correspondent, Ibrahim Alhassan, reports, hence the decision to suspend parliament. Last week, the Speaker announced that some members of parliament who tested positive for ...

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Supreme Court to rule on Jean Mensa’s cross-examination Thursday

The Supreme Court has set Thursday, February 11 for ruling on whether or not to allow the chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Jean Mensa to be cross-examined in the ongoing election petition case. This comes after the hearing of legal arguments on Tuesday in advancing the case whether or not to proceed with the cross-examination of the witness of the ...

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NDC suspends Koku Anyidoho over misconduct

The opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has suspended its former General Secretary Koku Anyidoho over alleged misconduct. In a letter addressed to the former Director of Communications at the Presidency, dated 8 February 2021, the General Secretary of the party, Johnson Asiedu Nketiah disclosed that the decision was reached based on two separate petitions to the party by two registered members ...

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Man, 70, collapses and dies after receiving COVID-19 vaccine

An elderly man collapsed and died in New York City on Sunday morning shortly after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, officials revealed Monday. The man, who was in his 70s, fell as he left Manhattan’s Jacob Javits Convention Center just 25 minutes after receiving his shot, New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said in a statement. On-site security and first responders raced to ...

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Consume cocoa products to boost your immune system against COVID-19 – COCOBOD

As part of the 2021 National Chocolate Week celebration, the Head of Public Affairs of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Mr Fiifi Boafo has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians to consume chocolates and cocoa-based products to boost their immune system against the coronavirus pandemic and to further protect the human body against infections. According to him, the best route ...

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Fire guts 10 bedroom house at Kumasi Adembrah

Fire has destroyed a 10 bedroom house at Adembrah in Kumasi on Tuesday morning. The cause of the fire is unknown according to the tenants of the house. Items destroyed by the fire include Television sets, refrigerators, documents among several others. According to tenants, the fire service personnel arrived on time but a gas explosion from the kitchen caused the ...

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Supreme Court to decide on Jean Mensa’s cross-examination today

The Supreme Court will today, February 9, hear legal arguments from parties involved in the 2020 Election Petition on whether the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa will stand in the witness box to testify or not. After the Petitioner John Dramani Mahama had closed his case after calling three witnesses, lawyer for the EC said they intend ...

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5 more persons infected with COVID-19 at AIS, caseload now 84

Five more persons have tested positive for coronavirus at the Akosombo International School bringing the number of cases there to 84. According to the Director of Human Resource at the school Eric Mensah Bonsu, a large number of students are still waiting for their results after undergoing testing. He, however, said the persons who have tested positive for the virus ...

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Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll hits 472; active cases 6,707

Eight more persons have died from COVID-19, pushing Ghana’s death toll to 472, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) latest updates. A total of 795 new cases have been confirmed as of 5 February 2021, sending the case count to 72,328 since the virus was imported into the country in March 2020. Fortunately, 65,149 persons have so far recovered. ...

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