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Contaminated Gizzards Hit Ghana’s Market

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ACCRA, GHANA, February 17th, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ Officials of two food importing companies are under investigation by the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), for importing four-footer containers of salmonella infested gizzard into Ghana.

Even though one of the containers has been impounded, officials say the remaining three which can feed millions of consumers have been cleared and are already on the market.

The containers marked as contaminated were imported from Brazil in 2019.

Officials of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) say they moved in to impound the containers at the Tema Port, after receiving a tip-off from Brazilian authorities about the infested gizzard.

The importers however were able to clear three of the containers ahead of the officials and have succeeded in getting the products into the market.

“Out of the four containers three have been cleared and we did a traceback and found out that indeed the importers have taken out three containers and sold the unwholesome products to the general public,” Dr Asiedu Baah told Joy News’.

Officials say the companies imported the products without import permit and veterinary health certificates.

The last of the containers which was impounded is scheduled to be destroyed on Monday, February 17, 2020.

Source: Ghana Web

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COV!D-19/ Meet One Of The Doctors Developing A Vaccine For The Virus

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Forbes science editor Alex Knapp interviews Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, whose research team has worked on vaccines for HIV, Zika and MERS coronavirus, and is now pivoting to help the world with a potential vaccine for COVID-19.

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COV!D-19/ South Africa Records Its First Two Deaths

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CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, Friday March 27, 2020/www.gbafrica.net/ – South Africa records its first two Coronavirus deaths. In a tweet Dr Zweli Mkhize, Minister of Health, issued a statement on the deaths that occurred in the province of Western Cape. The minister further stated that the number of confirmed cases in the country has tipped over the 1000 mark.

The country is currently on Day 1 of a 21 day nationwide lockdown imposed by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, 23rd of March as a measure that the government would be taking to combat COVID-19. “The National Coronavirus Command Council has forced a nationwide lockdown for 21 days with effect at midnight on Thursday March 26, 2020” said the president.

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Coronav!rus: How Travellers In Mandatory Quarantine Make Up More Than Half Of Ghana’s Cases.

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The Ghana Health Service report has shown that persons who were quarantined after arrival in Ghana from abroad, account for more than half of the country’s confirmed coronav!rus cases.

According to the service, 78 of the 132 confirmed cases are Ghanaians, who returned home from affected countries.

The GHS said this in a publication made on its website on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

The report further said seven of these persons are of other nationalities – Norway, Lebanon, China, Netherlands and the United Kingdom (UK).

Update: Coronav!rus cases in Ghana increase to 132

Ghana has recorded 64 more cases of the novel coronav!rus as of Thursday, March 26, 2020.

This brings the number of infected people in Ghana to 132

Ghana has also recorded 3 deaths from the Coronav!rus. The Service said all three cases were “aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions.”

Ghana’s refusal to evacuate students in Wuhan justified

Ghana’s Minister of Information, Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah before the country recorded it first two cases said that the decision not to evacuate Ghanaian citizens from Wuhan in China, the epicentre of the Coronavirus disease [COV!D-19] was beneficial to the country.

According to him, compared to countries that evacuated their citizens when the disease first broke out, Ghana had as at the time not recorded any case of the disease.

Source: Business Insider

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CORONAV!RUS: Capemay Properties Limited Supports 37 Military Hospital & Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

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Capemay Properties Limited has demonstrated a huge act of Corporate Citizenship during this unfortunate and unprecedented outbreak of the Corona V!rus also known as Covid-19 in Ghana.

Presenting donations to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the 37 Military Hospital simultaneously, Mrs Eunice Adjei Bonsu, the Chief Executive Officer of Capemay Properties said: “The Coronavirus Pandemic is a global crisis but we must fight it locally and hence the need to support Government and Health Institutions providing care for the patients.”

The Items which were presented to both Hospital administrations included 2000 packs of Awake Purified Drinking water, 2,400 individual face masks, 15,000 individual gloves, 2,400 bottles of hand sanitizers, 1,200 bottles of rubbing alcohol and boxes of Dettol and hand washing soap.

Also presented to the doctors and nurses at the frontline of the pandemic in both hospitals for their personal use to show appreciation and support them in these difficult times were 1000 packs of Awake Purified Drinking water, 1,200 individual face masks, 1,200 bottles of hand sanitizer, 600 bottles of rubbing alcohol 4,000 individual gloves, 600 packs of soft drinks and a total of 50 packs of toilet roll.

According to Mrs Bonsu, the health and well-being of the Doctors and other medical Personnel’s is vital at this crucial moment and we will not let them down, she added.

The unexpected donation provided a major shot in the arm for the health workers with the growing toll of patients hospitalized with Corona V!rus in the country and both hospitals’ administration and representatives of the doctors and nurses expressed deep gratitude for the thoughtful gesture.

She urged the general public to follow the health and safety protocols advised by the Ministry of Health and the Government of Ghana.

❖ Avoid Hand Shaking and Hugging.
❖ Wash your hands frequently with soap under running water.
❖ Practice Social Distancing.
❖ Don’t touch your face, eyes, mouth nor nose with unwashed hands.

If you are coughing, feeling feverish or having difficulty in breathing report to the nearest Hospital. Follow the Hygienic and Safety precautions and Stay Alive and Health.

Capemay Properties Limited is a full-service real estate company and developers of The Signature apartment; 201-unit luxurious apartments located at Tetteh Quarshie opposite the Accra Mall. The signature is scheduled for completion in first quarter 2021. Past developments by Capemay properties include Amenfi Plaza and Nicholas plaza both multi-purpose office complex on the Spintex Road and Tema Industrial Area respectively.

For more information on Capemay properties Limited visit

https://www.capemaypropertiesgh.com/

https://signaturegh.com/

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