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Mandate of Covid-19 Trust Fund ends on August 31

Covid-19

By Bright Ntramah A total contribution of some ¢65,467,911.71 was received by the Covid-19 National Trust Fund, out of which ¢58,020,508.91 has been disbursed for major projects programmes, activities and interventions. Speaking at a News conference to bring its mandate to a close, Chairperson of the Trust Fund, Justice Sophia Akuffo, revealed the remaining balance […]

Ghana Health Service begins 7th National Covid-19 vaccination

High Covid-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Volta

The Ghana Health Service (GHS), is beginning its 7th National COVID-19 Vaccination Days (NaCVAD-7) from Wednesday, July 19, to Sunday, July 23, 2023, aiming to immunise about one million persons.  According to the Service, 10 million people out of the more than 30 million persons in the country have fully received the vaccines, with the […]

Ghana lifts COVID-19 restrictions, testing at all entry points

Ghana lifts COVID-19 restrictions, testing at all entry points

By Seli Baisie Ghana has announced the lifting of all COVID-19 restrictions at entry points across the country, starting today, May 20, 2023. The decision was made following the World Health Organisation’s declaration on May 5, 2023, that COVID-19 is no longer a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. As a result, pre-departure testing and […]

COVID no longer a global health emergency, WHO says

COVID no longer a global health emergency, WHO says

The World Health Organization, WHO says Covid-19 no longer represents a global health emergency. The announcement represents a major step towards ending the pandemic. This comes three years after it first declared its highest level of alert over the virus.  Officials said the virus’ death rate had dropped from a peak of more than 100,000 people […]

COVID-19 funds used judiciously – President Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo has rejected reports that government misapplied funds meant for the fight against COVID-19. The Auditor General’s report on Ghana’s covid-19 transactions from March 2020 to June 2022 uncovered several infractions relative to expenditures in the fight against the global pandemic. Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo says government expenditure has been on urgent projects across the […]

Stay safe this flu, Harmattan season- Dr. Kuma-Aboagye 

Ghana

By Clifford Okyere The Director General of the Ghana Health Service has cautioned Ghanaians to stay safe and protect themselves from COVID-19 this Harmattan season. He stated that some countries in the west and China have seen a seasonal increase in COVID-19 cases because they are also in the season when the virus spreads easily: […]

Ghana steps up Covid-19 protocols at its Airport effective Friday, January 6

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) has revised its Coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19) guidelines for the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) Per the revised guidelines which come into force effective Friday, January 6, 2023, all passengers arriving from China will be required to present a valid negative Covid-19 PCR test result 48 hours prior […]