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Coronavirus: Ghana’s case count now 35,142 with 7 new deaths

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The death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic in Ghana now stands at 175 with a cumulative case count of 35, 142, according to latest figures released by the Ghana Health Service.

Active cases in the country now stands at 3,681 as at July 27, 2020.

The Greater Accra Region has the highest case count with 18, 205 cases followed by the Ashanti Region with 8, 748 cases.

The cumulative cases per region are presented below as follows:

– Greater Accra Region – 18,205

– Ashanti Region – 8,748

– Western Region – 2,576

– Central Region – 1,366

– Eastern Region – 1,304

Cumulative cases per region continued:

– Volta Region – 593

– Bono East Region – 483

– Bono Region – 431

– Western North Region – 363

– Northern Region – 309

– Upper East Region – 282

– Oti Region – 192

– Ahafo Region – 145

– Upper West Region – 79

– Savannah Region – 57

– North East Region – 9

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All Witch Camps To Be Closed In Ghana – Gender Minister  

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Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has stated her Ministry is considering closing all Witch Camps in Ghana and integrate some of them to their families during a stake holders meeting with human right groups in Accra.

“When we close the witch Camps where are we taking our mothers to because there are no fathers,so now we are thinking of integrating some of them in their families and also put up a safer place for them to live,”she said.

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Schools not reopening September — Education Ministry

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The Ministry of Education says there are no immediate plans to reopen schools from next month for full academic activities.

Consequently, it has called on the public to ignore reports to that effect.

“The ministry will like to state categorically that aside from final-year students who are in school, the public should disregard reports going round that all other students would go to school in September,” the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Mr Benjamin K. Gyasi, said in Accra yesterday.

Schools have remained closed in Ghana since March 16 due to the outbreak of COVID-19.

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Anas set date to release another expose themed “cashing in on covid”

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Undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has released a date for his much-awaited expose themed, “Cashing in on Covid” to expose those who made undue profits from the pandemic.

The Journalist earlier released a piece captioned, ‘corona quacks’ in which he targeted fake doctors who claimed to have found effective cures for covid-19; an expose which attracted a backlash from many who thought it was too ordinary to be a product of undercover journalism.

The set date for the new release is August 10, 2020 and many will still be awaiting something worthy as has been the nature of most of his previous works across the African continent.

The Expose’ will be premiered on BBC’s African Eye; it is not clear it will be limited to only Ghana or the continent as a whole.

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