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Govt may not extend lockdown – Health Minister hints

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The government of Ghana may not extend the 14-day partial lockdown, Minister of Health Kwaku Agyemang-Manu has revealed.

According to him, the directive has so far been successful and the lockdown has made contact tracing in the past four days very effective, hence his belief that there may not be the need for extension after it expires.

“…we pray that data that we get after the two weeks may probably give us an indication of the situation Ghana is in now. If for three-four days after doing several tests we are getting zero, zero, zero then there will not be any need for us to continue with the lockdown. That is the effort we are trying to put in and we will test a lot number of people through our contact tracing mechanism. If we are able to do that successfully I believe we’ll get data that we’ll stand on to revise the government’s decision for the lockdown of the system we have.”

The Minister of Health made the comments when a Chinese delegation donated video conference facilities to the Ministry of Health and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital(Ridge).

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo last Friday announced a lockdown of some parts of the country for two weeks effective dawn of Monday 31st March 2020.

The affected cities like Accra, Kumasi, and Tema.

“People in the affected areas must stay at home in the next two weeks. If you must go out, it should be to get essentials, go to the bank or to use a public toilet,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He also said only essential service providers and persons involved in the food value chain are exempted from the lockdown.

Source: ghanaguardian.com

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UCC Changes Reopening Date For Fresh And Continuing Students-Check The New Date

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The Directorate of Academic Affairs of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has announced the reopening date for UCC fresh students and continuing students to return to campus for registration and commencement of lectures.

According to the Directorate of Academic Affairs of UCC, the reopening date for Continuing students is on November 21, 2020. UCC Fresh Students who got admissionare expected to reopen and report to campus on Saturday, November 14, 2020, and begin their registration on Thursday, November 19, 2020, and end on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

The University’s virtual congregation has been scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 5th, 2020, and Matriculation on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

 

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John Dumelo Begins Sharing 4,000 Laptops He Promised – Photos

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All hail John Dumelo! Students in his constituency are shouting after the MP aspirant began sharing some 4,000 laptops he promised.

In September, Dumelo who aspires to lead Ayawaso West constituency in Parliament pledged to support tertiary students with over 4,000 free laptops.

He promised and he is delivering.The actor cum politician shared videos on his social media pages of him giving out laptops to excited students.

The students in his constituency expressed gratitude and echoed how the laptop will save them from educational stress. The thanked him but did not promise to vote for him as MP.

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Paramount Chief of Kpone Katamanso disrespects President Nana Addo, prevents him from cutting sod (video)

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The President of Ghana, H.E Nana Akufo-Addo was welcomed with a disrespectful attitude from the Paramount Chief of Kpone traditional area, Nii Tetteh Otu II.

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, the President of Ghana who doubles as the flagbearer for NPP, Nana Addo was in Kpone to cut a sod for the commencement of the construction of an ultramodern hospital for the town.

However, the chief in his opening and welcome statement at the durbar made all sorts of unnecessary statements saying he does not want the president of Ghana to cut any ‘fake’ sod – without putting up an edifice. Though he was making sense, his approach was quite disrespectful.

According to an eye-witness, the Chief’s statements forced Nana Addo to plead with all media personnel present at the event to drop their cameras so he interacts with the chief. The president pleaded with the Chief to trust him for once and vote for the NPP.

Though calm was restored, the Chief later triggered another confusion during the sod-cutting ceremony as he questioned why the president did not build a storey building instead of the single-floor building.

The video below captures the moment the chief, after interrupting the sod-cutting showed another level of disrespect when the President personally invited him over to his convoy to have a conversation with him.

 

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