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Health Alert: Novel Corona Virus

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Get to know more about the Corona Virus and Infection and more on travel advice.

Novel Coronavirus Infection – What to know 

√ Health Authorities in China confirmed outbreak of novel Coronavirus on 07 January 2020 in Wuhan Province.


√ Outbreak linked to a local animal market 

√ Spread  of the virus is from animals to human.

√ Spread of virus can also be from infected person to another.

Mode of Transmission

√ An infected person coughs or sneeze on another person.

Characteristics of the Disease

Disease can be identified by: 

* Fever

* Cough 

* Difficulties in breathing.


Severe cases

* Pneumonia

* Severe acute respiratory syndrome

* Kidney failure

* Death


Source of virus suspected to be from snake meat which is consumed in China

Source of the Disease

Snakes (Chinese Krait and Chinese Cobra) are the likely source of the newly discovered Coronavirus. Disease first reported in Wuhan Province in Central China.

Preventive Measures

√ Keep a distance of at least one (1) metre from a person showing signs of fever; cough and difficulties in breathing.

√ If contact with a sick person or with potentially infected surfaces or objects occurs; those involved must not touch their eyes; nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

√ Regular washing of hands with soap and water. Use of hand sanitizer advisable where applicable.

√ Be physically active and drink plenty of fluids; eat well; reduce stress and have enough sleep.

Seek treatment immediately if infection is suspected; if symptoms occur or when advised by a health worker.

Travel advice following the Novel Coronavirus reported in China


These cover the basic principles to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections and more specific advice relating to the “Wuhan Coronavirus”

√ Travel to China (except Hubei Province – Wuhan, Chibi, Ezhou, Huanggang and Lichuan) and the wider Asia Pacific region can continue until further notice. Travel to China requires Corporate Security approval. 

√ Avoid touching your face and ensure food, including eggs, are thoroughly cooked.

√ Do not travel if you are sick.  Note that some locations have implemented screening and that travelers may face quarantine and testing. 

√ Maintain flexible itineraries as additional time may be required for health and temperature screenings at airports, railway stations, docks and long haul bus  stations.  Screening measures are being implemented in an increasing number of airports and locations globally. 

√ Monitor the latest information on the virus, as well as any quarantine and isolation procedures implemented at your origin and destination.

√ Do not visit wet markets (markets selling fresh meat, fish, produce, and other perishable goods) or farms. Keep some distance from people who look sick. Avoid direct contact with animals (live or dead) and their environment. Do not touch surfaces that may be contaminated with droppings.

√ Maintain good personal hygiene. Wash your hands frequently. Carry hand sanitiser for use when soap and water are not readily available and follow any guidance from the local health authorities.

√ In case of symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness either during or after travel, please seek medical attention and share your travel history with the health care provider. The most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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Frederick Nuetei Nortey known professionally as Frederick Nortey is a Ghanaian Celebrity Blogger and publicist.He founded fredericknuetei.com an entertainment website and blog that primarily publishes news about Ghanaian Celebrities.

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Meet The Physically Challenged Minister To Serve Under Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has earned praise for acknowledging persons living with disabilities with the inclusion of one Mr Joshua Makuba in his list of nominees for ministerial appointments.

President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 21, 2021, sent to parliament a total of 46 nominees for consideration to be appointed as sector ministers and regional ministers. Included in the list for the position of Oti Regional Minister was Mr Makuba, a physically challenged person.

Mr Makuba, who has his right leg amputated, if passed by Parliament’s Appointment Committee, will serve as Oti Regional Minister in the second term of President Akufo-Addo. The nominee, despite his disability, has distinguished himself as an industrious individual who has over the years worked for the New Patriotic Party in the Oti Region.

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New funeral arrangements announced for late former President Jerry John Rawlings

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New dates have been announced for the burial of late Ghanaian former President Jerry John Rawlings. 

You would recall that the family came out with an initial date which has been postponed again. In a new date sighted by fredericknuetei.com, showed that the Ex President will be mourned in four days. 

The funeral arrangements will start from Sunday, January 24, 2021 and end on Wednesday, January 27, 2021. Please checkout the full details below: 

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