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COVID death toll now 505 as 11 more Ghanaians die

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The death toll of COVID-19 in Ghana has jumped to 505 following the death of 11 more Ghanaians, the Ghana Health Service noted Friday night.

Furthermore, 790 new cases of infections have been recorded bringing the total number of active cases to 7,509.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged the Ghana Education Service to establish a threshold for closure of schools in the wake of COVID-19.

According to the GMA, some level of infections of the virus in schools should lead to a shutdown.

The appeal comes in the wake of reports of rising cases COVID infections in some schools in the country including Akosombo International.

Speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Wednesday, deputy general secretary of the GMA Titus Beyuo said the association appealed to the GES to establish the threshold before schools were reopened but it was ignored.

“When the schools were going to be opened, we asked for a threshold to be set, but schools have been opened and still, there’s no threshold,” he said.

 

 

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President Akufo-Addo to Deliver State of the Nation Address Tomorrow- All You Need to Know

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The first gentleman of the land, H. E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is set to deliver his first state of the nation address tomorrow since retaining power as president of the Republic of Ghana in the 2020 General Elections.

As president of the country, President Akufo-Addo is mandated in accordance with Article 67 of the 1992 Constitution to present to Parliament an address at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament.

During the last sitting of parliament, Rt. Honourable Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament announced that “The House will be privileged to receive the President who is obligated to deliver the State of the Nation Address. His Excellency has given an indication to me that he is ready to do the obligation on Tuesday 9th March 2021.”

The President’s address to the nation will give citizens an overview of what his administration intends to do during his second term in office.

The address is expected to cover areas of national development including, security, economy, agriculture, environment, education and particularly health considering the presence of the novel coronavirus, the availability of the AstraZeneca vaccine to curb the spread and dangers the virus poses as well as the roll-out of the country’s vaccination exercise.

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Reopening of school for SHS1 students rescheduled: check Out the new date

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Reopening of SHS 1 students has been rescheduled from 10th March to Thursday 18th March 2021.

The new date was communicated by the Ghana Education Service via a press release dated 7th March 2021.

The reason for the new date is to give enough time to the first year students to prepare well enough and for the school management to also prepare in receiving the students.

“Management has also noted that some students have not yet enrolled and the extension will give these students the opportunity to do so as well.Academic work will commence fully on Monday 22nd March 2021.” part of the statement reads.

 

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Hundreds of people chilling at Titanic Beach, Sakumono although Nana Addo placed a ban on beaches(Photos)

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According to photos that has surfaced on social media, hundreds of people are chilling at Titanic Beach, Sakumono despite the fact that President Nana Addo has placed a ban on beaches.

Delivering his 23rd COVID-19 national address on Sunday, January 31, 2021, the President said the the ban on beaches has become necessary in order to curb the spread of the virus.

He added that, night clubs and cinemas remain shut, while the country’s borders, both land and sea, also remain closed.

Contrary to the president’s order, it appears people value chilling at the beach to protecting themselves against COVID-19.

Check out some photos from the Titanic Beach this afternoon:

 

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