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Ghana’s coronavirus cases rise to 287

Source: www.ghanaweb.com Ghana has confirmed 73 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total count to 287. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in a statement said, following measures for enhanced contact tracing and testing, Ghana has detected an increased number of confirmed COVID-19 cases. “As at 6th April 2020, 23:30 hr, a total of 287 cases of COVID-19 with five deaths ...

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China rescues Ghana in coronavirus fight

Source: www.ghanaweb.com Ghana has received some over 30,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), from the People’s Republic of China. This forms part of efforts to help some 17 West African countries including Ghana help deal with the situation of Coronavirus in their countries. The medical supplies, totalling 38,800 include 3,000 N95 protective face masks for frontline health workers, 10,000 protective face masks for ...

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Ventilators Are No Panacea For Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

Most coronavirus patients who end up on ventilators go on to die, according to several small studies from the U.S., China and Europe. And many of the patients who continue to live can’t be taken off the mechanical breathing machines. “It’s very concerning to see how many patients who require ventilation do not make it out of the hospital,” says Dr. ...

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Coronavirus: Traveller who tested negative for virus now positive on repeat test

As Ghana tries to contain the scourge of the novel coronavirus, it has emerged that a traveller who initially tested negative but was placed in mandatory quarantine has now tested positive for the virus. The Ghana Health Service revealed that the traveller had tested negative upon returning to the country but somehow tested positive when the test was redone. “Among ...

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Coronavirus: 804 individuals in quarantine released to join their families – Akufo-Addo

About 804 individuals who were part of 1,030 travellers in mandatory quarantine have joined their families, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said. The remaining 121 he said, are in the process of being released. “I want to thank all of them and their families and loved ones for their understanding and co-operation with the stringent procedures that Government was ...

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Coronavirus: PM admitted to hospital over virus symptoms

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital for tests, 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said. He was taken to a London hospital on Sunday evening with “persistent symptoms” – including a temperature. It is said to be a “precautionary step” taken on the advice of his doctor. The prime minister remains in charge ...

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Noguchi finally ‘approves’ Ghana-made drug to fight Coronavirus

Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang, the director at the Noguchi Memorial Medical Institute has revealed that Ghana may have a drug that will help in the treatment of Coronavirus. Speaking to a section of the media he said that a drug called COA FS which is a locally manufactured immune booster can work effectively against Coronavirus. He said that his outfit ...

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Coronavirus In Chicago: McCormick Place ‘Field Hospital’ Built In Just 5 Days

CHICAGO — McCormick Place has been transformed into a field hospital — and it took just five days. The famous convention center already has about 500 hospital beds, which will be used for non-acute coronavirus patients, and 14 nursing stations. Construction will be complete Friday for the “field medical station.” The quick buildout at the center’s north and south buildings ...

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