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Reportghana weekly wrap : MPs covid-19 testing, New voters registration brouhaha and other topical stories summarised

Reportghana highlights a summary of stories that dominated discussions over the past week.

Among the topical stories featured over the period includes MPs COVID-19 testing in parliament and the New voter registration exercise raising more concerns amongst political parties and the country as a whole.

Reports reaching our site also disseminated stories about a feud between Kennedy Agyapong exposing fake pastors, making obinim as a scapegoat in the expose while GHS made prompt notice to the general public about apologising on uploading wrong coronavirus statistical figures also made headlines

As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise, the Western Region has been dubbed the latest hotspot for the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, the Director-General of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Prof Patrick Aboagye says Ghana’s daily Covid-19 cases are on a decline though he is worried the rate of decline has been slow.

Nurses and midwives have also accused the Ghana Health Service (GHS) of failing to ensure the provision of PPE to members. So far, more than 800 of its members have been exposed to Covid-19, 87 test positive for the virus and one is dead.

In education, founder of Ashesi University Patrick Awuah says it will be a disaster if schools are reopened as the government ponders on lifting Covid-19 restrictions.

Meanwhile, over 20 people feared dead after a boat capsized on volta lake

At the corridors of power, 15 people including two Members of Parliament reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 as Minority MPs demanded a shutdown of Parliament for two weeks

This was after the House’s Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo earlier told a news conference that Parliament was yet to receive confirmation of any positive test.

Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka was the one who revealed the status of those who had tested positive in parliament.

He also believes parliament’s continuous sittings have the potential of endangering the lives of MPs, staff and their constituents.

Hundreds of Police in Nima and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region underwent mass testing for COVID-19 after 12 inmates tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Elsewhere, patrons in some ‘drinking spots’ in the Accra suburb of Chorkor believe washing hands with Akpeteshie protects them against the coronavirus but health experts advise against it.

 

Also in this week government announced moves to borrow GHS10 billion from the Bank of Ghana to help deal with Covid-19 related challenges in the economy.

The National Security is still searching for a prime suspect after picking up his wife for defrauding people under false pretence.

As the 2020 elections approach, the Electoral Commission has detailed a comprehensive roadmap for mass registration in June.

Making the trends on JoyNews this week was the incredible story of a 95-year-oldWorld War II veteran who has raised over 16,000 pounds to support front liners in the fight against Covid-19 by, guess what… walking.

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