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Coronavirus pandemic could change 21st century – Mensa Otabil



The General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil, believes that the coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic could be a game-changer in the dynamics of world power were so-called weaker nations will come into the centers of power.

According to him, humanity will survive the fast-spreading disease and things will soon return to normalcy.

Preaching in his church through a live broadcast on eTV.Ghana and on Happy FM Pursuant to fulfilling the current embargo on social gatherings including churches and mosques meetings the renowned preacher said the coronavirus is not the end of the world.

“Coronavirus Outbreak Could radically transform the 21st century. What kind of transformation, I don’t know. We have seen Nations which we thought were on top of their game seem to be the superpowers all of the sudden becomes very venerable and crumble right before our eyes.”

He added that he thinks the covid 19 “is part of sense of anxiety because those we trusted are collapsing before us. We have seen people we thought were untouchable being touched. We have seen fear in the eyes of leaders of nations, presidents, prime ministers as they try to solve these level of uncertainty.”

He however pronounced that this time might be the time for the countries that have been described as the weaker nation to rise “ And maybe this is what will bring the so-called weaker nations into the centers of power just like the first and Second World War brought the venerable into the centers of power. We don’t know we are just watching and observing, this could be a game-changer in the dynamics of world power.”

He advised his congregants to take the necessary precaution by doing the right things to protect themselves from the COVID-19.

COVID 19 is a cluster of respiratory illness, originating in the Chinese province of Hubei in December 2019, has health officials on high alert around the world.

In January, the causative agent of the disease was found to be a novel coronavirus, dubbed SARS-CoV-2, and the disease it causes was given a name: COVID-19 (for “coronavirus disease 2019”).

The virus has spread to at least 164 countries and territories, as of now, coronavirus cases recorded are 308,615, 13,071 deaths and 95,834 have recovered.

Source: Happyghana.com


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Allow Me To Pray For Coronavirus Patients, I Can Heal Them – Bishop Thunder Begs Akufo Addo



The founder of Jesus House Pentecostal Ministry, Bishop Thunder has pleaded to Ghana’s president, Nana Akufo Addo to grant him the permission to pray for people who have tested positive for coronavirus.

He stressed how God can heal the coronavirus patients through him after praying for them when speaking with Zion Felix on the ‘Uncut Show’.

Bishop Thunder said God has given him healing gift so many years so the president should give him the chance.

He said it is important for people to rely on God since there are no vaccines or medicines for the coronavirus.

According to him, God is the final solution in everything as scientists and doctors are struggling globally to find a way out.

The founder of Jesus House Pentecostal Ministry stated that he is ready to die and save others if that would have been a solution to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bishop Thunder was hopeful that the coronavirus outbreak will cease by the end of April this year.

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Vice President Bawumia donates 3 months salary to COVID-19 Fund



The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumua, has followed the exemplary gesture of President Akufo-Addo by donating three months of his salary to Ghana’s COVID-19 Fund.

In his broadcast to the nation on Friday night, President Akufo-Addo, among other measures, announced the establishment of a COVID-19 Fund to raise money to mitigate the impact of the virus on vulnerable Ghanaians who have been affected.

The President also revealed he had instructed the Controller and Accountant General to pay his next three months salary to support the Fund.

Vice President Bawumia has also confirmed his next three months’ salary will be paid to the COVID-19 Fund to support it.

“To support the kind gesture by the President of directing the Controller and Accountant General to pay his April, May and June salaries to Covid-19 Fund, I am donating three months of my salary starting from April to support the fight against Covid-19,” Vice President Bawumia wrote on his Facebook page on Saturday.

While sympathizing with those who have fallen victim to the virus, Dr. Bawumia also urged all to adhere strictly to measures announced by the government to prevent further spread of the virus.

“Fellow Ghanaians, March has been a sorrowful month for us as a nation with the Covid-19 infection,” wrote the Vice President.

“Samira and I empathize with all infected with the virus, and we wish them a speedy recovery. We also express our sympathies to families of those who have lost their lives through the virus. May the souls of the departed rest in the bossom of God.”

“Last night, President Akufo-Addo’s address to the nation anchored on the bold measures taken by the government to help contain the Coronavirus pandemic and prevent further spread.”

The Vice President was optimistic that if government’s preventive protocols are observed, the country will overcome the virus.

“Ultimately, we should all endeavour to stay at home, observe the preventive measures and together create a Covid-19-free society.”

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Coronavirus Cases In Ghana Up By 4; Now 141 With 5 Deaths



An update by the Ghana Health Service shows that the number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana has increased with the number of deaths increasing.

Before this update, Coronavirus cases in Ghana was 137 with four fatalities but both figures have increased as four new cases have been recorded with another death being confirmed.

At the moment, the total number of Coronavirus cases in Ghana is 141 with 5 death. This was revealed by the Ghana Health Service.

Situation Update, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Ghana As At 28 March 2020, 15:20hrs

As of 14:00 hours on the 28th March 2020, a total of 2,519 persons have been tested for COVID-19 in Ghana. Among the tested, 1,276 (50.7%) were persons under mandatory quarantine with 1,243 (49.3%) from routine surveillance activities. Among all 2,519 persons tested, one hundred and forty-one (141) tested positive representing 5.6%.

Among persons under mandatory quarantine, 79 representing 6.2% tested positive. Among samples tested from routine surveillance, sixty-two (62) representing 5.0% tested positive.

Only three regions have so far reported cases- the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Upper West Regions from routine disease surveillance. One case has been confirmed in the Upper West Region. The Ashanti Region has recorded 7 of the 8 cases recorded outside the Greater Accra Region. All other 54 cases from routine surveillance were recorded in the Greater Accra Region.

A total of 731 contacts of confirmed cases are currently being followed up by the contact tracing team. Among contacts, 53 were found to have symptoms and 48 have been tested with one person testing positive.

Two hundred and thirty-one contacts have completed the mandatory 14-day follow-up.

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