• 1 hour Covid-19: Commissioning Of 100-bed Infectious Disease And Isolation Facility At Ga East Rescheduled To June Ending ModernGhana -World
    Managers of the Ghana Covid-19 Private Sector Fund have announced that the commissioning of the 100-bed infectious disease centre at the Ga-East Municipal Hospital has been rescheduled to the ending of June 2020. The project being developed by the Ghana Private Sector Fund at the National Covid-19 Treatment Center commenced on April 17, 2020 was expected to be completed at the end of May. The managers indicated that due to various design enhancement plus modifications in resp ... more
  • 1 hour COVID-19: Akufo-Addo Lifts Ban On Churches, Mosques ModernGhana -World
    As a major aspect of measures utilized in the checking and controlling of the novel Coronavirus, H.E Nana Akufo Addo has lifted that restriction on places churches and mosques. The president made this known during his update number 10 on measures taken against the deadly virus. As indicated by him, at least 25 and a maximum of 100 individuals are relied upon to be in either a congregation or mosque with social distancing protocol duly observed. Effective Friday 5 June, all ... more
  • 2 hours [Full Text] Akufo-Addo’s 10th Update On Easing Of Restrictions ModernGhana -World
    ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC, NANA ADDO DANKWA AKUFO-ADDO, ON UPDATES TO GHANA rsquo;S ENHANCED RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, ON SUNDAY, 31ST MAY, 2020. Fellow Ghanaians, good evening. I have come again, for the tenth (10th) time, into your homes to speak to you about the Coronavirus pandemic, share with you information about the fight against the virus, and outline to you the decisions ... more
  • 3 hours COVID-19: Borders Still Closed — Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -World
    Ghana rsquo;s borders still remain closed despite the relaxation of the Coronavirus-induced restrictions by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo. Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, the President said, government has put in place measures to evacuate Ghanaians who have been stranded abroad due to the border closure. He disclosed that the individuals who will be evacuated will be made to undergo mandatory quarantine and other safety protocols. ldquo;Our border, by air, land, ... more
  • 3 hours COVID-19: Only 100 People Allowed At Private Burials – Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -World
    President Akufo-Addo has eased restrictions imposed on private funerals in the country. The initial ban on public gatherings, including funerals, only allowed for 25 or fewer people in attendance. The President, while addressing the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020, however said private burials could now host a maximum of one hundred persons. ldquo;Private burials, now with a maximum of one hundred (100) persons, can continue to be performed, rdquo; said the President. T ... more
  • 4 hours Ghana Card, Voter Registrations To Go On — Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Africa
    The Electoral Commission (EC) and the National Identification Authority (NIA) will soon go ahead with their registration exercises following the lifting of the ban on public and social gatherings. Nana Akufo-Addo in an address on Sunday urged such bodies to adhere to safety protocols during their activities. ldquo; hellip;Statutory bodies such as the Electoral Commission, the National Commission for Civic Education, and the National Identification Authority, whose activities were ex ... more
  • 4 hours COVID-19: Cases Hit 8,070; Recoveries Now 2,947 ModernGhana -Africa
    Ghana rsquo;s count of the novel COVID-19 has risen to 8,070. The recoveries have also increased to 2,947. This was announced by President Akufo-Addo in a televised address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Per the new figures, 189 new cases have been recorded since the last update and 106 persons have also recovered from the disease. https://www.youtube.com/embed/quyBZ--kwOY mdash; citinewsroom ... more
  • 4 hours Diabetics, Hypertension Are Associated With Covid-19 Deaths —Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Africa
    President Akufo-Addo has revealed that most Covid-19 deaths in Ghana have underlying health causes such as diabetes and hypertension. He made this known as he delivered his 10th address to the nation on Sunday, May 31, 2020. He has therefore called on persons suffering from diabetes and hypertension to take their treatment seriously. He also reiterated his call on Ghanaians to improve their fitness level and common local diets rich in nutrients. He says it is critical that Gh ... more
  • 4 hours Covid-19: Only 100 People Allowed In Church, Mosque — Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Africa
    President Akufo-Addo has eased the restrictions imposed on religious activities in the country. He announced this on Sunday, May 31, 2020, during his tenth address to the nation on measures taken against the spread of the coronavirus disease. During the address, the President directed religious activities to commence beginning June 5, 2020, with only a maximum of 100 persons in a church or mosque. ldquo;As I stated in my May Day address, I rsquo;m now in a position to outline th ... more
  • 4 hours Covid-19: Only Final Year JHS, SHS And University Students Allowed In School —Akufo-Addo ModernGhana -Africa
    Schools across the country would be reopened solely for final year students as part of measures to ease restrictions in Ghana rsquo;s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. President Akufo-Addo in his 10th televised address to the nation said the move is to prepare and enable the students to take their final examinations. According to him, the reopening is with the appropriate enhanced safety protocols and social distancing adherence. Final year university students are expected to ... more
  • 8 hours It’s my time, all young dancehall acts must remain indoors – Kahpun MyJoyOnline -World
    Up and coming musician, Kahpun says he is the next biggest dancehall artiste ready to take Ghana and the world by storm. According to him, this is the era for him to shine thus all other new dancehall artistes should press pause on their journey. Kahpun made the bold claims in an interview with Zion Felix when he was asked if he knew or heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress. “I have heard of Jupitar, Epixode and AK Songstress but I’m not in a competition with any of them. They may all be doing their own things in different ... more
  • 8 hours Obour will face the law if he organised his father’s burial – Information Minister MyJoyOnline -World
    Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said he is not aware the father of popularly musician Bice Osei Kuffour died of Covid-19. There have been public backlash on social media over the decision by Obour to bury his father without permission from the authorities. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Speaking on Beyond The Lockdown with Emefa Apawu on Joy News, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah said if the burial ... more
  • 8 hours UG-SRC submits proposal for review of grading system amid e-learning challenges MyJoyOnline -World
    The Students’ Representative Council (SRC) of the University of Ghana Legon has submitted a proposal to the management of the school for a possible review of the grading system to be used in their upcoming end of semester examination that will be conducted online. In a letter signed by the SRC president, Isaac Agyeman, the SRC said “after thoughtful consideration and extensive consultation coupled with data collected from the students concerning their experience with this new system of teaching and learning, it was prudent for a corresponding adjustment to the current grading system”. Per the SRC’s proposed grading system, a ... more
  • 8 hours 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility to be completed June ending – Covid-19 Private Sector Fund MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Isolation and Treatment Facility, funded by the Covid-19 Private Sector Fund will be completed by the end of June instead of the initial May deadline. This according to management is due to some additional features added to the architectural plan in response to requests made by the Ghana Medical Association and other infectious disease clinicians and biomedical scientists. The project, located at the Ga East Municipal Hospital was commenced in April last month after a sod cutting ceremony graced by President Akufo-Addo. In a statement signed by Managing Trustee of the Fund, Senyo Hosi, the new requested ... more
  • 8 hours #JusticeForUwa trends in Nigeria after student murdered in church MyJoyOnline -World
    There is outrage in Nigeria following the murder of a 22-year-old student, Uwavera Omozuwa in a church. The hashtag #JusticeForUwa is trending in Nigeria, with her family appealing for help to track down her killers. Uwavera had been studying in a “quiet” church near her home in Benin City when she was killed, her sister, Judith, told BBC Pidgin. The student, who had wanted to become a nurse, died in hospital on Saturday, three days after the attack. Judith Omozuwa said her sister had also been raped. Her family said they received a call from a woman at the Redeemed ... more
  • 9 hours Bundesliga stars show support for U.S. protests MyJoyOnline -World
    Marcus Thuram, Achraf Hakimi and Jadon Sancho have offered their support amid the ongoing protests in the United States as the Borussia Monchengladbach striker and Borussia Dortmund duo responded to the fight against police brutality and racism. The U.S. has seen protests spark across the country in the aftermath of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor in Minneapolis and Louisville, respectively. Both Floyd and Taylor, who were African-American, were killed by police, becoming the latest deaths in a country that has seen a number of similar incidents in recent years. In addition to the killings of Floyd and Taylor, America is also reeling ... more
  • 9 hours Sancho hits hat-trick as Dortmund thump Paderborn MyJoyOnline -World
    Jadon Sancho revealed a ‘Justice for George Floyd’ message as he marked his first start since the resumption of the Bundesliga with a stunning second-half hat-trick in Borussia Dortmund’s 6-1 victory at rock-bottom Paderborn. The England international followed up Thorgan Hazard’s simple 54th minute opener with his own tap-in three minutes later, and was quick to remove his shirt and show solidarity with those protesting against racism in the USA. The 20-year-old then restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage with his 16th league strike of the campaign after Uwe Hünemeier’s penalty had briefly reduced the arrears. Achraf Hakimi and substitute Marcel ... more
  • 9 hours Livestream: Beyond The Lockdown discusses potential easing of Covid-19 restrictions MyJoyOnline -World
    The President, after lifting the lockdown nearly two months ago, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond The Lockdown, viewers will be let in on how the government is proceeding with easing these restrictions. Joining the host Emefa Apawu on the show is Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah. He would also answer viewers’ questions that have been sent prior to the show. Beyond the Lockdown will be live on JoyNews TV. It will also be live on MyJoyOnline.com, ... more
  • 9 hours Social media users share expectations ahead of the President’s address MyJoyOnline -World
    In his last address to the state, President Nana Akufo-Addo extended the ban on public gatherings until the end of May 2020. Prior to this announcement, some people had called on the President to relax the rules. Apart from the ban on public gathering the country’s borders were also to remain closed until May 31. As Ghanaians wait patiently for an address from the President tonight, JoyNews took to its Twitter handle to ask people what their expectations were and the issues they wanted to be addressed by the President. Find some of the comments below: ... more
  • 10 hours Two Fake Soldiers Engaging In Fraud Arrested ModernGhana -World
    Two suspected robbers have been arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team at Suhum overhead, in the Eastern Region for dressing in military uniform and armed robbery. The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year old civilian employee of the Ghana army who was dressed in full army uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20 year old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376- 18. Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public R ... more
  • 10 hours Two Fake Soldiers Engaging In Fraud Arrested ModernGhana -Africa
    Two suspected robbers have been arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team at Suhum overhead, in the Eastern Region for dressing in military uniform and armed robbery. The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year old civilian employee of the Ghana army who was dressed in full army uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20 year old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi cab with registration number GG 376- 18. Mr Francis Gomado, Deputy Eastern Regional Police Public R ... more
  • 10 hours Papavi Boys To Face Court ModernGhana -World
    The Volta Regional Police Command is serving notice it is preparing to put the 14 suspected separatists arrested on Saturday May 30 before a court in the coming days. The notice was contained in a release issued by the command and signed by its Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Cpl. Prince Dogbatse on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The 14 suspects who include 11 men and three women, one of whom was carrying a 2-year-old child were arrested during a joint security operation carried out by the 66 A ... more
  • 10 hours Parental Involvement In Inclusive Education Is Essential — Educationist ModernGhana -World
    Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, has highlighted the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education. She said it is legal to have all students educated irrespective of their disability and economic background and parents are the first point of call if Ghana is to successfully implement her inclusive education policy. Ms Turkson, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said that in educating children with special ne ... more
  • 10 hours Traders Urged To Stop Displaying Foodstuff On Bare Ground ModernGhana -World
    Traders who sell Foodstuff in the various markets in the country have been advised against displaying their wares on bare ground to prevent the contamination of food stuffs. It is a common spectacle to see fruits and vegetables displayed on bare ground or on torn jute sacks and mats spread on dusty floors in most markets Ghanaian markets. Mr Harold Esseku, Vice President, Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), said Ghana 39;s markets needed reengineering to ensure food safety and ... more
  • 10 hours UK Aid-backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -World
    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples in the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country 39;s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test sa ... more
  • 10 hours Papavi Boys To Face Court ModernGhana -Africa
    The Volta Regional Police Command is serving notice it is preparing to put the 14 suspected separatists arrested on Saturday May 30 before a court in the coming days. The notice was contained in a release issued by the command and signed by its Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Cpl. Prince Dogbatse on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The 14 suspects who include 11 men and three women, one of whom was carrying a 2-year-old child were arrested during a joint security operation carried out by the 66 A ... more
  • 10 hours Parental Involvement In Inclusive Education Is Essential — Educationist ModernGhana -Africa
    Ms Eunice Araba Turkson, an Educational Consultant in the United States, has highlighted the importance of parental involvement to the success of inclusive education. She said it is legal to have all students educated irrespective of their disability and economic background and parents are the first point of call if Ghana is to successfully implement her inclusive education policy. Ms Turkson, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, said that in educating children with special ne ... more
  • 10 hours Traders Urged To Stop Displaying Foodstuff On Bare Ground ModernGhana -Africa
    Traders who sell Foodstuff in the various markets in the country have been advised against displaying their wares on bare ground to prevent the contamination of food stuffs. It is a common spectacle to see fruits and vegetables displayed on bare ground or on torn jute sacks and mats spread on dusty floors in most markets Ghanaian markets. Mr Harold Esseku, Vice President, Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE), said Ghana 39;s markets needed reengineering to ensure food safety and ... more
  • 10 hours UK Aid-backed Drone Technology Facilitates Ghana’s COVID-19 Fight ModernGhana -Africa
    A partnership between the UK aid and Gavi - the Vaccine Alliance - is supporting Ghana to use Zipline drones to collect COVID-19 test samples in the country. A statement issued by the British High Commission, in Accra, which was copied to the Ghana News Agency, in Accra, said this world-leading technology had also increased the country 39;s ability to deliver immunisation kits and vaccines for diseases, such as yellow fever, polio, diphtheria and measles. Already Coronavirus test sa ... more
  • 11 hours New Voters’ register: No qualified Ghanaian should be disenfranchised – National House of Chiefs MyJoyOnline -World
    The National House of Chief has expressed concerned about the growing tension in the country over the compilation of a new voter register in the face of challenges that require national unity and cohesion such as the Covid-19 crisis. It observes that political leaders appear to be more concerned about winning power than in the developmental needs of the people. In a statement, the President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede XIV, said traditional rulers are unhappy the Electoral Commission (EC) has failed to appear before the House, which has been seeking an “opportunity to promote dialogue ... more
  • 12 hours Yaw Adu Kuffuor MyJoyOnline -World
    Yaw AduKuffour affectionately called Bro. Yaw at home, and popularly known among his peers as Papoli was born on November 24, 1966 to Samuel Kojo Adu of blessed memory and Madam Rosina Aryee. He was the first born of his parents and the only son of his mother. He had his primary education at St Johns Primary School, Achimota(1973-1978) and Eto Primary School, Dansoman (1978-1979). He then proceeded to Presbyterian Boys Secondary School, Legon for his secondary education from 1979 to 1986. He gained admission to the University of Ghana in 1987 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree ... more
  • 12 hours There was a miscommunication – Kaywa addresses Mr Drew’s YouTube brouhaha MyJoyOnline -World
    Highly Spiritual boss, Kaywa has shot down reports that one of his signees, Mr Drew, stole a song from American Nigerian artiste, Rotimi. According to him, they know the implications of copyrights infringements when it comes to intellectual property hence the company would not dare do that. Kaywa revealed the song, ‘Eat’ which featured Stonebwoy is only a cover of Rotimi’s Love Riddim. Mr Drew had the video for his new song taken down on YouTube and other streaming platforms due to copyright concerns raised by Rotimi’s team. A video that went viral on social media, showed a Ghanaian had ... more
  • 13 hours Do something new to recover from losses post Covid-19 – Otabil advises MyJoyOnline -World
    Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil says people need to try something different to recover from the losses brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses, homes, relationships that have been broken do not need old mistakes and decisions to survive, he said in his Sunday Service. “As we recount all that has happened in our lives, we cannot calculate all the losses. There’s been tremendous losses in human life, in quality of life. People have lost their lives. People’s health have become fragile, businesses collapsed, homes distorted, sources of income shattered.” Mensa Otabil ... more
  • 13 hours Adina explains why she is not a Gospel artiste despite being a ‘church’ girl MyJoyOnline -World
    Female singer, Adina Thembi says she is not a Gospel artiste because to her, it involves more than just having a good voice. The ‘Take care of you’ hitmaker while speaking on the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime stated that even though she grew up in the church, and as a young girl had started singing in the church’s choir, that didn’t warrant her doing gospel music. “I mean, I grew up in a church so I was very young when I started singing in Church. And I will sing with the big church choir. I’ll be the little ... more
  • 14 hours US must sit up, eliminate racial discrimination – AU on George Floyd ‘murder’ MyJoyOnline -World
    The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Moussa Faki Mahamat has waded into the death of a black American man, George Floyd at the hands of police in the United States. The AUC chair issued a statement on the development on Friday voicing their strong condemnation of the violence, rejection of discrimination and intensified the call to action on the part of Washington. According to him, the US must intensify efforts to eliminate forms of ethnic and racial discrimination. He said the AU rejects ongoing discriminatory practices against black citizens of the US. George Floyd, 46, died in police custody earlier this ... more
  • 14 hours Koforidua police begin mass testing following death of station officer from Covid-19 MyJoyOnline -World
    A team of health personnel from the Eastern Regional Health Directorate has begun taking samples of police officers at the Koforidua District Police Command following the death of the station officer, a Chief Inspector from Covid-19. The exercise is to screen colleague police officers who came into contact with the deceased. Civilians and some staff at the Police Clinic who came into contact with the officer are all being screened. The 55-year-old station officer died on Friday, May, 29 at the Eastern Regional Hospital where he was on admission. The cause of death was not immediately known until sample results ... more
  • 14 hours Tony Yeboah on missing out on Bayern move and his famous Liverpool goal MyJoyOnline -World
    Former Leeds United forward Anthony Yeboah has picked his strike against Liverpool in 1995-96 as his best goal during his time in England. The Ghanaian was the toast of fans at Elland Road, a status boosted by his knack for spectacular goals. Two strikes, one against The Reds and another against Wimbledon, stand out. “Any time I am in England, I am asked about my goals and I always choose the goal against Liverpool because I am a Liverpool fan so it was special to score against them,” Yeboah told GTV Sports Plus. “And it was a long time that Leeds had beaten Liverpool. “I ... more
  • 14 hours Football will never be the same – Messi MyJoyOnline -World
    Lionel Messi thinks football “like life, will never be the same again” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, as the Barcelona superstar prepares to return to the field with La Liga poised to restart. Covid-19 has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world and caused the banning of mass gatherings in most countries, meaning football has had to take a back seat for several weeks amid the battle against the virus. There are plans for a return to a certain normality in the coming weeks, however, with several major football leagues in Europe having either restarted or are planning to resume their ... more
  • 14 hours PSG announce Icardi capture in £45m deal MyJoyOnline -World
    Paris Saint-Germain have announced the signing of forward Mauro Icardi on a permanent deal. Icardi, who has been a big success since joining on loan from Inter last summer, has signed a contract until 2024. The deal is reportedly worth £45m. This season, the Argentina international, who holds an Italian passport, has scored 12 goals in 20 Ligue 1 games and five times in six Champions League matches. The French league winners are through to the last eight of the competition. The move brings an end to an ill-tempered time for Icardi in Milan which resulted in him being left ... more
  • 14 hours Accident on Volta Lake: Seven more bodies recovered MyJoyOnline -World
    Seven more bodies have been retrieved from the Volta Lake after a boat capsized at Sopke, a suburb of Donkorkrom in the Eastern Region. This brings the total number of deaths to eight. A rescue team made up of mostly fishermen from the area, were able to retrieve the first casualty on Friday morning, a day after the incident occurred. The Kwahu Affram Plains North District NADMO Director, David Nyarko told JoyNews’ correspondent, Edwin Siaw that, the seven were all retrieved by the same rescue team. According to him, while three of the deceased have been sent to the Donkorkrom ... more
  • 15 hours Reopening of churches must be gradual, monitored – Kumasi Ministers Fellowship to government MyJoyOnline -World
    The leadership of the Kumasi Ministers Fellowship says the reopening of churches in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic should be gradual; at least for the next two weeks. While President Akufo-Addo is expected to outline new measures aimed at easing various restrictions imposed on the citizenry in an address to the nation, today May 31, some churches in Kumasi have begun preparation in anticipation of the lifting of the ban on social gathering. But Chairperson of the Kumasi Ministers Fellowship, says government should set up a team to inspect churches and other religious bodies on their ability to accommodate ... more
  • 16 hours Sunyani West: Communities Beg For Akufo-Addo’s 88 Promised Hospitals ModernGhana -Africa
    Some youth in the Sunyani West Municipality of the Bono Region are demanding one of government rsquo;s 88 proposed hospitals be sited in the area. President Akufo-Addo in his eighth address to the nation on the coronavirus pandemic announced plans to construct hospitals in 88 districts across the country in a bid to improve Ghana 39;s health sector. Addressing a presser on May 28, the Chiraa Youth Forum said the hospital was an opportunity for the state to make up for years o ... more
  • 16 hours YouTube blocks Mr Drew’s hit song featuring Stonebwoy MyJoyOnline -World
    Ghanaian budding musician, Mr Drew is in hot waters after YouTube blocked his latest track on the site for copyright infringement. His latest hit song ‘Eat’, which features Stonebwoy, was reportedly blocked after an anonymous artiste reported the duplication to the real owner. The song is a cover of Empire’s Rotimi, which he titled ‘Love Riddim’ and has enjoyed massive airplay both in Africa and abroad. Rotimi upon receiving the hint reported the development to YouTube which immediately pulled down the song from its site. “This video contains content from EMPIRE, who has blocked it in your country on copyright ... more
  • 16 hours COVID-19: Recoveries Now 2,841 ModernGhana -Africa
    Additional 301 patients have recovered from COVID-19. This brings the total recoveries now to 2,841 from 2,540. The Ghana Health Service reported on Sunday, 31 May 2020. Also, the death toll has increased from 35 to 36. Additionally, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country is now up to 7,881. ... more
  • 16 hours JoyNews TV to host Information Minister on ‘Beyond The Lockdown’ tonight MyJoyOnline -World
    Its been nearly two months since President Akufo-Addo lifted the lockdown placed on persons in Accra, Kasoa, Tema, and Kumasi. The President, however, put in place restrictions like wearing of nose masks, observing social distancing, closure of borders, and others to ensure the spread of the coronavirus is limited. Today on Beyond the Lockdown, the Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, will sit down with JoyNews’ Emefa Apawu to discuss the easing of these restrictions. Viewers can send in their questions for the Minister via the Whatsapp line 0244340437 and to all JoyNews’ social media platforms. Beyond the Lockdown will ... more
  • 16 hours How Four More Bodies Were Retrieved From Volta Lake After Boat Capsised ModernGhana -Africa
    Four more bodies have been retrieved from the Volta Lake in a boat accident which occurred last Thursday. The four; two males and two females were retrieved Saturday bringing the total number of recovered bodies to five. About 25 passengers returning from Dzemeni to Agalakope met a violent storm on the lake which capsized the canoe, according to the Donkokrom Divisional Police Command. About 10 persons were immediately rescued. An 18-year-old boy who was aboard saved h ... more
  • 16 hours Koforidua: Covid-19 Kills Cop ModernGhana -Africa
    A Police Officer has succumbed to covid-19 in Koforidua in the Eastern region. The deceased, a 55-year-old Chief Inspector with the Central Police Station in Koforidua died Friday, May 29 after a short illness. He was on admission at the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua for few days having visited the Police Clinic in Koforidua and Newland Hospital- a private Hospital before his death. The cause of death was not immediately known until sample results released after h ... more
  • 16 hours Mahama reiterates calls for mass testing MyJoyOnline -World
    The National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) flagbearer, John Mahama has reiterated calls to government to consider conducting mass testing exercises before the reopening of schools. According to Mahama, government has accumulated enough resources in the name of Covid-19 to be able to fund a mass testing exercise, “even if it has to rely on private laboratories; for the sake of the life and health of Ghanaians.” In the latest in his series of letters to government and the general public, he suggested that following the reopening of schools, students, teachers and ancillary staff returning to school or church attendants should undergo ... more
  • 16 hours Don’t Reopen Schools, It Will Be A Reckless, Dangerous Thing To Do–Madam Edwina Okuadjo ModernGhana -Africa
    The Proprietress of Awopedec Social School and a philanthropist, Madam Edwina Okuadjo has urged the president to hold on with the reopening of schools in the country, as the lives of teachers, students, and other staff will be put at risk due to the continuous increase in COVID-19 cases. Madam Edwina Okuadjo who described reopening of schools now as jeopardization of children rsquo;s lives said, there is a high risk of the virus spreading due to the crowding of the children in b ... more
  • 17 hours Hosts of Kids Paradise on Joy Prime share their experiences with e-learning MyJoyOnline -World
    Following the ban on public gathering in March as a result of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, various schools have been forced to migrate teaching and learning onto online platforms. On the Kids Paradise show on Joy Prime Saturday, some kids shared their experiences with the various online platforms their schools were using and whether it has proven beneficial as they stay at home. Talking about how their various platforms operate, these were their responses; Juanita Boaitey My school uses google platform. They give us work though. They give us notes, but for me I’m not a person ... more
  • 17 hours Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route to Niger MyJoyOnline -World
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 17 hours Nineteen Nigerians intercepted en route Niger MyJoyOnline -World
    Nineteen Nigerians, who attempted to travel out of Ghana to Niger through Burkina Faso contrary to the President’s directive on the closure of all the national borders, have been arrested at Hamile, in the Upper West Region. The illegal migrants were all males, aged between 14 and 43, were arrested on Friday, at about 0820HRS at Beat two, an unapproved route bordering neighbouring Burkina Faso in the Hamile Sector Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). A statement signed by Mr. Ibn Yussif Duranah Abdul-Mumin Seidu, the Upper West Regional Public Relations Officer (PRO) for GIS, and copied to the ... more
  • 17 hours How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero MyJoyOnline -World
    When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But there’s one overlooked success story — Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just 328 confirmed cases, despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year. This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle income country with a much less-advanced healthcare system than others in the region. It only has 8 doctors for ... more
  • 18 hours A two-day-old baby has died of Covid-19 in South Africa MyJoyOnline -World
    A two-day-old baby has died of coronavirus-related condition in South Africa, the government said Thursday. The baby was born preterm with lung difficulties and had to put on a ventilator, according to a statement from the health ministry. “The mother had tested positive for COVID-19, and the child subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 as well. It is important to appreciate the complexities of the underlying condition of prematurity,” the statement read. The baby is among the 27 coronavirus deaths announced Wednesday, bringing the total number to 339, according to the ministry. With more than 18,000 cases, South Africa has the highest ... more
  • 18 hours Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? MyJoyOnline -World
    Down beneathI can’t breatheCenturies on, I remain at reefDeep is my griefForget that book! I’m black and outColoured, I surely standoutAnd truly don’t countPushed down to outWith nowhere to lookForget that book! That book is just grammarBeing black, ain’t no dramaI’m guilty until proven innocentBut he’s innocent until proven guiltyForget that book! That bookIs the oppressor’s hookMy liberty he tookJustice for me, a flukeAnd yet he calls that book, a law to watch our back.Damn! What crime is it to be black?Forget that book! We’ve screamed and screamed and yet we stuck!True ... more
  • 18 hours Five-month-old Brazilian baby survives coronavirus after 32 days in coma MyJoyOnline -World
    After spending a month in an induced coma due to Covid-19, Dom, a 5-month-old Brazilian baby, gets to go home and celebrate his 6-month birthday. A few months after he was born, Dom was diagnosed with Covid-19 at the Pro-Cardiaco hospital in Rio de Janeiro. He spent 54 days in the hospital — 32 of them in an induced coma and connected to a ventilator, Dom’s father, Wagner Andrade, told CNN. “He had some difficulty breathing so the doctors thought it was a bacterial infection,” he said. “But the medication didn’t work and he got worse. Then me and ... more
  • 18 hours 25 cities across 16 states have now imposed curfews amid George Floyd riots MyJoyOnline -World
    Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti has extended a curfew, which initially applied only to downtown, to the whole city. The curfew requires everyone within the City of Los Angeles to stay indoors tonight, from 8 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. “I will always protect Angelenos’ right to make their voices heard and we can lead the movement against racism without fear of violence or vandalism,” Garcetti said in a statement. “The vast majority of people taking to the streets are doing it peacefully, powerfully, and with reverence for the sacred cause they’re fighting for. This curfew is in ... more
  • 18 hours While Black….. ModernGhana -World
    A time upon the world nbsp; When I couldn 39;t breathe nbsp; When I couldn 39;t walk nbsp; When I couldn 39;t run nbsp; Heck I wasn 39;t even allowed to crawl It was slavery, nbsp; While black ... I walk into a store, nbsp; Not wanted, I 39;m told. nbsp; When I put my hand nbsp; In my bag, the cashier goes, nbsp; quot;No cash in the register quot; nbsp; To sing, gets cold looks nbsp; To dance, not sedate enough nbsp; To laugh, too loud It was stigma nbsp; While ... more
  • 18 hours Poetry: When Shall We Breathe? ModernGhana -World
    Down beneath I can rsquo;t breathe Centuries on, I remain at reef Deep is my grief Forget that book I rsquo;m black and out Coloured, I surely standout And truly don rsquo;t count Pushed down to out With nowhere to look Forget that book That book is just grammar Being black, ain rsquo;t no drama I rsquo;m guilty until proven innocent But he rsquo;s innocent until proven guilty Forget that book That book Is the oppressor rsquo;s hook My liberty he took Justice for me, ... more
  • 19 hours Covid-9: 35 Of Kuwait Deportees Test Positive ModernGhana -World
    Some 35 of the 231 Ghanaian deportees from Kuwait have tested positive for COVID-19. This represents about 15% of the total population after an initial test conducted by the Ghana Health Service upon their arrival last Saturday, 22nd May, 2020. This was confirmed in the Ghana Health Service rsquo;s COVID-19 case count update on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Although all the 231 deportees were reported to have tested negative for the virus in Kuwait before being enplaned to Ghana, Ghanaia ... more
  • 19 hours Covid-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Hit 36 ModernGhana -World
    Coronavirus deaths related now 36. The total case load have also risen to 7,881. The Ghana Health Service latest update today Sunday May 31. The Service says recoveries are now 2,841. ... more
  • 19 hours COVID-19: Cases Hit 7,881 ModernGhana -World
    Ghana rsquo;s COVID-19 case count has risen to 7,881. Some 113 new cases have been confirmed by the Ghana Health Service on Sunday, May 31, 2020. According to the update, 301 more people have recovered from the virus, increasing the tally for recoveries to 2,841. Meanwhile, another person has died bringing the death toll to 36. ... more
  • 20 hours Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online MyJoyOnline -World
    The International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) led by Pastor Mensa Otabil is holding a virtual church service. The initiative is to adhere President Akufo-Addo’s ban all social gatherings, including church services and other religious gatherings.
    Join Pastor Mensa Otabil [LIVE] as we partake of The Lord's Holy CommunionPosted by International Central Gospel Church on Sunday, May 31, 2020 The ban has been in force for two months following the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. Watch the live stream of the service below The post Playback: Pastor Mensa Otabil holds service online appeared first on MyJoyOnline.com. ... more
  • 20 hours Obuor’s father, who reportedly died of Covid-19, laid in state on the blind side of authorities MyJoyOnline -World
    Ashanti Regional Health authorities are distancing themselves from the laying in state and burial of father of popular musician, Obour who tested positive for Covid-19 two months ago. Nana Boansi Osei Kuffour, who is also the chief for the Juaso Oyoko clan was laid in state at the weekend on the blind side of local authorities in what many say maybe a breach of Covid-19 protocols. Though a positive Covid-19 case, the family, transported the body from Accra, laid him in state and performed burial rights for him at the family house at Juaso in the Asante Akyem Municipality of ... more
  • 21 hours 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 MyJoyOnline -World
    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 113 more cases of Covid-19 across the country as of Sunday morning. The update brings the country’s tally to 7,881 since it was last updated on Saturday evening. Also, one more person has died from the pandemic, bringing the number of fatalities to 26. The active cases now stand at 5,004. Lockdown has been lifted in some hotspots in the country for a month now and President Akufo-Addo is reportedly planning an address to further ease restrictions today, Sunday. The post 113 more covid-19 cases send Ghana’s tally to 7,881 appeared ... more
  • 23 hours ‘Rafiq Salam, Waaa’ – The iconic sign-off Wa Hospital nurses couldn’t resist MyJoyOnline -World
    Nurses at the Wa Municipal Hospital could not help but join JoyNews correspondent, Rafiq Salam sign-off when he visited the facility. The iconic sign-off, “reporting for JoyNews, Rafiq Salam Waaa,” has become synonymous with the reporter from the Upper West region. His fans are always left wanting on days that he is reporting from a different location in the region other than the capital. It was not the case this time. The longest standing regional correspondent with JoyNews visited the Wa Municipal Hospital. After his report, the nurses gathered around the reporter and chanted his sign-off with him. ... more
  • 24 hours NASA resumes human spaceflight from US soil with historic SpaceX launch MyJoyOnline -World
    SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken on a 19-hour ride aboard the company’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule bound for the International Space Station. Just before liftoff, Hurley said, “SpaceX, we’re go for launch. Let’s light this candle,” paraphrasing the famous comment uttered on the launch ... more
  • 1 day Wife of Derek Chauvin, officer in George Floyd’s murder, files for divorce MyJoyOnline -World
    Multiple US and international news portals report that the wife of Derek Chauvin, the police officer involved in in the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. Kellie Chauvin is distraught over the death of the African-American man, the reports quote her lawyers as saying. Her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy,” the lawyers said in a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family. She has also requested that “her children, her parents, and her extended family be given safety and privacy during this difficult ... more
  • 1 day Microsoft ‘To Replace Journalists On Its MSN Website With Robots’ ModernGhana -Africa
    Microsoft is set to replace dozens of contract journalists on its MSN website and use automated systems to select news stories, US, and UK media reports. The curating of stories from news organisations and selection of headlines and pictures for the MSN site is currently done by journalists. Artificial intelligence will perform these news production tasks, sources told the Seattle Times. Microsoft said it was part of an evaluation of its business. The US tech giant sai ... more
  • 1 day Coronavirus: Criticisms After Trump Signals US Exit From WHO ModernGhana -Africa
    US President Donald Trump has been criticized at home and abroad after announcing he is ending US ties with the World Health Organization (WHO). The EU urged him to reconsider the decision, while Germany rsquo;s health minister called it a ldquo;disappointing setback for international health rdquo;. The head of the US Senate rsquo;s health committee, a Republican like Mr Trump, said now was not the time to leave. Mr Trump said the WHO had failed to hold China to account o ... more
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