Chinese province responds to discrimination claims

Tensions are running high in the Chinese city of Guangzhou over coronavirus rumours. According to community leaders hundreds of Africans remain unable to go home after being evicted from their homes and hotels over fears the coronavirus was spreading in African communities. The Guangdong provincial government has responded to concerns of discrimination by calling China […]

Memo: China shares COVID-19 experience with Ghana: Together we win

Together We Win Signed Article by H.E. Shi Ting Wang, Chinese Ambassador to Ghana, on the COVID-19 Epidemic China’s prevention and control efforts have made important progress at this stage. In the nation of 1.4 billion people, the daily new confirmed cases keep dropping and most of them are imported from overseas. Hubei province reported […]

Akufo-Addo impressed with Ghana’s coronavirus readiness

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has toured some coronavirus dedicated centres in Accra to gauge the country’s readiness for the arrival of the ravaging disease. Accompanied by Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the president visited the Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Tema General Hospital and the Greater Accra Regional Hospital on Wednesday. Related: DISPLAY OF CORONAVIRUS ALERT […]

If there were the ‘Ofori-Attas’ studying in China gov’t would have evacuated them – NDC Deputy Youth Org.

The Deputy Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as insensitive for refusing to evacuate Ghanaian students who are caught in Coronavirus infested China. Listen to the audio below: Outspoken Edem Agbana said the government would have gone to the rescue of the stranded students if the […]

Coronavirus Rapid spread raises fears of global pandemic

Fears are growing that the coronavirus outbreak could become a pandemic as new cases are reported around the world. Most infections are in China but other countries including South Korea, Italy and Iran are battling to contain the virus, which causes the respiratory disease Covid-19. A pandemic is declared when an infectious disease threatens different […]

Ukraine protesters attack buses carrying China evacuees

Dozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China. The evacuees were brought to a health spa in Novi Sanzhary, in the central Poltava region, where they will be held in quarantine for 14 days. President Volodymyr Zelensky urged the protesters to show empathy. Ukraine’s security service (SBU) said […]

Alli apologises for coronavirus ‘joke’

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has apologised for a post on social media about coronavirus, saying: “I let myself down and the club.” Alli, 23, put a video on Snapchat in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man. He later deleted the post and then released a new video […]

Coronavirus: Are African countries ready?

Africa is one of only two continents with no confirmed cases of coronavirus however experts have warned that it may not be long before the first case is confirmed, given its increasingly close ties to China. At least 565 people have died with more than 28,000 confirmed cases around the world, most of them in […]