Monthly Archives: May 2020

Gold output from large-scale mining sector up six percent in 2019

  Accra Gold output from the large-scale mining sector increased six percent to 2.989 million ounces in 2019 from 2.807 million ounces in 2018, according to the annual report of the Ghana Chamber of Mines. During the period, small-scale production decreased to 1.588 million ounces in 2019 from 1.984 million ounces in 2018.   The

COVID-19: Ghana records more than 300 COVID-19 new recoveries

Accra Ghana’s COVID-19 total recoveries have reached 2,841 after it 301 more patients recorded their second negative results after treatment, the Ghana Health Service has announced on Sunday. The latest update from the Service also confirmed 113 new infections to bring the country’s case count to 7,881.   The new cases, the Service said, were

Health workers in COVID-19 treatment centres still facing stigmatization

Dr Ebenezer Oduro-Mensah, Medical Superintendent of the Ga East Municipal Hospital, says despite the constant appeal by government for people to stop stigmatizing COVID-19 patients and frontline health workers, staff of his facility are still facing the rejection. “Some of our junior staff have had to stay away from their places of abode because the

COVID–19: Thirty-five Kuwaiti returnees test positive

  Accra Thirty-five Ghanaians who were recently brought home from Kuwait by the Government have tested positive to the new Coronavirus after an initial test. They represent 15.15 per cent out of the 231 returnees, the Ghana Health Service announced Sunday in its daily update on the COVID-19 designated portal.   On Saturday, May 23,

PLHIV needs support to adhere to COVID-19 protocols By Prosper K. Kuorsoh

Wa, Mr Dramani Yakubu, the Technical Coordinator of the Technical Support Unit (TSU) of the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC) in the Upper West Region, has called for support for Persons Living with HIV (PLHIV) to enable them adhere to the COVID-19 protocols.   He said since people with weaker immune systems and other underlining health