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Covid-19: Woman, 27, Survives After Giving Birth On Ventilator

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic A 27-year-old woman has recovered from the novel coronavirus in the US after giving birth while on ventilator. Media reports from the US say the survivor, Megan Sites, was put on ventilator and sedated after coronavirus case became severe. Doctors in Ohio are said to have performed a cesarean section after her lung collapsed. The COVID-19 survivor gave birth to her son Jameson while attached to a ventilator, according to reports. According to reports, Megan Sites was seven months pregnant when she was rushed to Joint Township’s emergency department on April 1. The 27-year-old Ohio woman had difficulty breathing and couldn’t lay flat, report says. After testing found that she had the coronavirus Megan, who was still conscious, was put on a ventilator, according to reports.

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NCDs Contributing To Covid-19 Deaths — Akufo-Addo

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are having a devastating impact on Ghana's Coronavirus response, according to President Akufo-Addo. Giving his 8th Covid-19 response address, the President said non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, and asthma, have proved to be the common risk factors for people with Covid-19. He said such risks factors have contributed to the 11 deaths the country has recorded from the Coronavirus pandemic. “We must pay increased attention to chronic, non-communicable diseases such as heart diseases, diabetes, and asthma, which have proved to be the common risk factors,” he said. He said just as the virus has disrupted the daily lives of Ghanaians, it has equally exposed the deficiencies of the country's healthcare system, because of years of under-investment and neglect. The President indicated that whilst maternal, new-born, adolescent heal..

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Police Hospital Gives Families Two Weeks To Claim Bodies Ahead Of Mass Burial

DSP Yaw Nketia-Yeboah Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Listen to articleThe Ghana Police Hospital has given two weeks ultimatum to all families who have their dead relatives deposited at the hospital’s morgue to come for them for private burials. Failure to do so, the hospital said it will organise a mass burial for the unclaimed bodies. DSP Yaw Nketia-Yeboah, Public Relations officer in charge of the hospital said this move is to enable the necessary renovation works to be done at the facility. He said the recommendation for private burials is based on Executive Instrument (El) 64, (1), (2) and (3) which approves private “burial of not more than twenty-five persons in attendance.” “Organisers of such private burials are also expected to comply with social distancing and hygiene procedures including the provision of running water and handwashing soap, alcohol based sanitisers and disinfectants as stated in Section 4(2)(a) ..

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Nsawkaw: Bees Kill 74-year-old Cashew Nut Farmer

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Listen to articleA Cashew Nut farmer Kwadwo Fordjuor has been stung to death by bees at Yabraso a town six miles away from Nsawkaw in the Tain District. The visually impaired man believed to be 74-years-old was attacked while he went nut picking with his teenaged son. Disclosing the details to Ultimate News, assembly member of the Yabraso electoral area Yakubu Wudah Zackaria recounted that the teenage son who accompanied the deceased raised the alarm after escaping to inform other farmers. He said the town folk had to get some agrochemical products to move to the farm after all the farmers in the area who tried to go close were met by the charged bees. The aged man was, however, unable to survive the severe multiple stinging after he was finally rushed to the Tain Government Hospital. He told reporter Ivan Heathcote – Fumador, “The man had stingers all over his back and face after apparently tak..

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COVID-19: Private Schools Asked To Engage PTAs Over Online Learning Concerns

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Private schools in Ghana have been directed to engage their Parents and Teachers Associations (PTAs) on concerns raised over online teaching and learning platforms being used as a stop-gap measure following the Covid-19 induced closure of schools. The directive was given by the National Inspectorate Board of the Ministry of Education. The Board says it has received complaints from parents on the operationalization of the alternative methods of teaching adopted by the schools during this COVID-19 pandemic period. While applauding the efforts made by the schools, the Board says parents are worried over how they prepare their wards for online classes and how they prepare themselves to support their wards and whether they are to pay the school fees of their wards in full or not. “The NIB, therefore, is requesting all Private Schools to engage with their Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) to addre..

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Ghana Makes Strides In PPE Production, Supply – Akufo-Addo

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic President Akufo-Addo says his government has enabled significant domestic production and supply of protective equipment to health workers as they wage war on COVID-19. They have received, in recent days, nine hundred and five thousand, and thirty-one (905,031) nose masks, thirty one thousand, six hundred and thirty (31,630) medical scrubs, thirty one thousand, four hundred and seventy-two (31,472) gowns, forty-six thousand, eight hundred and seventy (46,870) head covers, and eighty-three thousand, five hundred (83,500) N-95 face masks, he said. The President made the remark when he addressed Ghanaians on measures being taken to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. He praised frontline workers for their dedication and called on Ghanaians to adhere to the health protocols to protect their lives and others. He thanked the Government of the United States of America for its gift of medical supplies whic..

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CSM: Three More Die In Upper West Region

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Three more persons have died from meningitis in the Upper West region. This brings the total number of deaths in the region this year to 43. The three were among some 15 new cases of the endemic recorded in the region, increasing the total number of infected persons from 258 to 273. The outgoing Upper West Regional Director of Health Service, Dr. Osei Kuffuor Afreh, disclosed this in Wa today when he was briefing the Deputy Minister of Health, Bernard Okoe Boye and some officials from the Ministry of Health who are on a two-day working visit to the region. “We currently have 273 suspected cases of meningitis in the region. 62 results received so far are confirmed to be meningitis,” he said. The outgoing director also disclosed that about 226 infected persons have been treated and discharged. Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye who is the Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency and his team ar..

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Covid-19: 16 More Recover, Total Now At 99

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Lockdown: Beat People To Stay Home – Ejisu Queen Mother Tells Soldiers

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Get the latest live updates about the Coronavirus Pandemic Listen to articleThe Paramount Queen mother of Ejisu in the Ashanti region has called on security officials enforcing the partial lockdown in her paramountcy to beat up residents who defy the presidential directive. “I see the young girls and boys always on the streets, left to me alone I support stiffer punishment like beating the recalcitrant ones on the streets. Beating will compel people with no business of being out to stay home and nurse the injuries than to die from the virus infection. When you beat them they will cook hot water to nurse their injuries, nobody will like to walk on the street with wounds,’’ she said while making a donation to the Ejisu government hospital on behalf of the ECG boss Kwame Agyemang Budu. She donated items including 2 automatic dispensers, 10 gallons of 4.5 litres of hand sanitizers, 30 gallons of 5 litres rubbing alcohol, 10 piece of veronica buckets and dra..

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COVID-19: Death Toll Rises To 9

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