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Ghana Science Association advocates COVID-19 scientific research

The Ghana Science Association (GSA) on Monday advocated support for scientific research into finding a quick cure for the COVID-19 disease. The GSA is “advocating support for scientific research into...

Coronavirus: 1 billion children, 60 million teachers home worldwide- Report

A UNESCO report shows that more than one billion children are at home and 60 million teachers are not in the classroom following the closure of educational institutions worldwide,...

When will a coronavirus vaccine or drug be ready?

When will a corona vaccine be ready? How close are we to discovering a vaccine to immunise against the virus or a drug to cure COVID-19? These are questions...

Ghana to modify water sector information system

Ghana is to modify her water sector information system  to incorporate scientific and local knowledge systems in response to the country's highly variable climate. This will be included in  the...

No research yet shows Africans are resistant to COVID-19- Health Expert

Health Expert, Kwasih Afadzi Johnson, has explained that an individual may be asymptomatic, but could be a carrier of COVID-19. He said Africans should stop deceiving themselves as having...

Parents shirking roles to government and teachers – Right To Play study shows

A study by Right To Play, an international NGO has identified inadequate parental support as a major problem undermining the education of children in the Ga South Municipality. The research...

Accra named among 21 most active cities in C40 regions for 2019

Ghana’s capital city, Accra, has been adjudged one of the most active among twenty-one others in the world by the C40 Cities climate leadership group a network of the...

Coronavirus symptoms ‘take five days to show’

It takes five days on average for people to start showing the symptoms of coronavirus, scientists have confirmed. The Covid-19 disease, which can cause a fever, cough and breathing problems,...

99 per cent of remote controls contaminated with bacteria – Study

In the wake of the global outbreak of coronavirus, scientists at the Department of Biotechnology of the University for Development Studies (UDS) have cautioned the public against touching surfaces,...

Maternal mortality rate dips in Central Region

Health facilities in the Central Region have made significant strides in reducing maternal mortality from 126 in the year 2018 to 105 in 2019, representing 27 percent reduction. Dr Akosua...

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Africa

Burundi releases thousands from quarantine

Burundi has released 2,261 people who were quarantined in facilities around the country for observation. Health Minister Thaddée Ndikumana said those released had shown no...

COVID-19 will lead Africa into food security crisis- AGRA

Alliance for Green Revolution Africa, AGRA, has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic will lead Africa into a food security crisis that will affect the...

World

Bernie Sanders suspends campaign

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign to become US president. The development clears the way for former vice-president Joe Biden to become the Democratic...

Africans ‘evicted from Chinese hotels over Covid-19 fears’

Hundreds of African residents and businessmen in China's southern city of Guangzhou have been evicted from hotels and apartments as local health officials rollout...