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Coronavirus: Immunity may be more widespread than tests suggest

People testing negative for coronavirus antibodies may still have some immunity, a study has suggested. For every person testing positive for antibodies, two were found to have specific T-cells which identify and destroy infected cells. This was seen even in people...

Draft National Policy on Aflatoxin Control endorsed

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has endorsed the draft National Policy for Aflatoxin Control on Food and Feed, calling for more education to be done on aflatoxins among the populace. He said because of the...

Research to establish impact of COVID-19 on households begins

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS), in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank (WB) is conducting a survey to track the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 on households and jobs in Ghana. Three surveys are being...

Nigerian Air Force researchers unveil new ventilator

Nigeria’s Air Force Institute of Technology, based in Kaduna, has unveiled locally made ventilators that it hopes will be a game changer in the country’s fight against Covid-19. "The ventilators will go a long way to help not only coronavirus...

COVID-19: Immunity to coronaviruses may last just six months, says new study

Immunity to reinfection from human coronaviruses may last only six months, according to a study from the University of Amsterdam. It casts doubt over the practicality of introducing "immunity passports", which some governments want to issue to COVID-19 survivors on...

Ghana Statistical Service conducts survey on COVID-19 impact on businesses

The Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) on Tuesday begins the conduct of a Business Tracker Survey to track the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on businesses in the country. The survey, being done in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme...

ICED awarded $6m grant to strengthen development research in Africa

On May 12, 2020 at the University of California (UC) Davis, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience (MRR Innovation Lab) announced the award of a five-year research grant to the International Centre for Evaluation and...

Malaria ‘completely stopped’ by microbe

Scientists have discovered a microbe that completely protects mosquitoes from being infected with malaria. The team in Kenya and the UK say the finding has "enormous potential" to control the disease. Malaria is spread by the bite of infected mosquitoes, so...

Wiawso: Survey reveals covid-19 frontliners working without PPE

A  Survey conducted in the Western North Regional capital, Sefwi Wiawso has revealed that front liners of the novel COVID-19 are working without Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). Among them are the Ghana Police, Fire and Immigration Services who provide security...

Report shows COVID-19 could lead to millions of unintended pregnancies

The UN's Population Fund says disruptions caused by the coronavirus could lead to a rise in unintended pregnancies. The report shows the scale of the impact that Covid-19 could have on Women's Rights, and how if the lockdowns last for...

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National House of Chiefs condemns activities of Homeland Study group

President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede, has condemned recent actions by members of the Homeland secessionist...

President Akufo-Addo lauds Civil Service for resilience

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has lauded the Ghana Civil Service for demonstrating resilience, professionalism and dedication to their duties amidst the outbreak of...

National House of Chiefs condemns activities of Homeland Study group

President of the National House of Chiefs, Togbe Afede, has condemned recent actions by members of the Homeland secessionist group who blocked the main...

GAF, Police assure of calm after Homeland Study Group Foundation disturbances

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and Police Service have assured the public that activities of the Homeland Study Group Foundation, which occurred at dawn...

26th September, 2020

The Ghanaians Times condemns the action by members of the Western Togoland secessionist group which took place yesterday in parts of the Volta Region. It...