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GHS Revises Covid-19 Safety Protocol Ahead Of Christmas

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GHS Revises Covid-19 Safety Protocol Ahead Of Christmas

The Ghana Health Service, GHS, in a bid to prevent a fourth wave of COVID-19 has revised the existing safety protocols for events during the festive season.

GHS wants event organisers to include health officials in the planning stages of their events.

The Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye explained that this is to ensure that there’s strict compliance with the safety protocols.

“The capacity for indoor events must not go beyond 25% of the existing capacity of that facility to ensure social distancing. We all know the indoor area is where the spread is highest.”

“We have also made our teams ready that all those organising events should invite the team to come and assist them in the setting to make sure it is safe, and all other COVID-19 protocols should be observed.”

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye outlined the categories of persons who must undergo a mandatory vaccination.

“All security personnel should be vaccinated and all staff, students in secondary and tertiary should also be vaccinated. All government workers are affected and all commercial drivers and their mates are also affected.”

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Meanwhile, the GHS had earlier said it will fashion out new strategies to engage Ghanaians in a bid to reduce the incidence of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.

Dr. Kuma-Aboagye said the Ghana Health Service will ramp up efforts to get a greater number of residents vaccinated.

He added that the GHS will continue to engage Ghanaians more to ensure smooth administration of the vaccines.

“There is some form of reluctance in the taking of the vaccines, and I will say it is not only in the Volta Region, it’s also across the regions. So it is about the strategy and the engagement of the people because the more we continue to engage, the more the people take the vaccines.”

 

 

 

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Trader Burnt To Death In Kiosk

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Trader Burnt To Death In Kiosk
Fire has killed a 40-year-old trader during an outbreak in a wooden structure in Sunyani.

The bizarre incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Initial reports by eyewitnesses indicated Kwadwo Obeng was deeply asleep when the fire engulfed the kiosk accommodating him at Area Four, a suburb of Sunyani.

Reports by Adom news explained that the fire had assumed a dangerous dimension when some people in the neighbourhood attempted to rescue him.

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Another eye witness also explained  that the personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) had already picked and deposited the charred body at a hospital morgue.

 

 

 

 

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‘Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes’ – Agric Minister

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'Bird Flu Has Negatively Impacted Food And Jobs Programmes' - Agric Minister
The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto says the recent outbreak of transborder animal diseases, including Bird Flu, has negatively impacted the progress of the government’s flagship Rearing for Food and Jobs programmes.

He said the outbreaks “threaten government’s agenda of attaining self-sufficiency in meat production by 2025 as envisioned under the rearing for food and jobs programme.”

Available data indicate that the outbreak, which occurred in 10 out of the sixteen regions between December 2021 to January 2022, affected over 700,000.

There has also been a ban on the import of poultry and poultry products from other affected countries.

The Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, speaking on the subject, noted the government is implementing a number of interventions to curb the spread.

He also hinted at the establishment of a regulatory authority to strengthen the poultry industry.

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Dr. Afriyie Akoto noted that the necessary legal framework was being worked on.

“The government has taken the necessary steps to update the existing 1960 Animal health Act by finalizing a new bill for introduction into Parliament this year.”

“Once in effect, the updated act will empower the ministry to regulate the industry. Among the proposals of the bill is the regulatory authority to certify poultry and livestock farms and enforcement of sanctions such as the closure of farms of recalcitrant farmers in this country,” Dr. Afriyie Akoto said.

 

 

 

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Covid-19: 3 More Deaths Recorded

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Former Nigerian First Lady Dies From COVID-19

Ghana has lost three more lives in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

In its latest update, the GHS noted that in 24 hours, the country’s death toll rose to 1,370. As of January 17, the number of deaths recorded so far was 1,367.

On its website, the Service stated that as of January 18, 169 new cases were recorded. Currently, Ghana is battling with 3,227 active cases.

All 16 regions in the country and the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) have recorded active cases. Out of the cases recorded, 29 are severe; whiles 10 are considered critical.

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Since the emergence of the pandemic in March 2020, the Ghana Health Service has confirmed 155,665 Covid-19 cases.

The GHS has discharged 473 individuals from various health institutions in a day. Cumulatively, 151,068 people who have shown signs of recovery have been discharged.

 

 

 

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