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Meningitis kills 40; over 400 people infected in Northern regions

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The Ghana Health Service has revealed that 40 people have been killed by a new strain of meningitis in the five Northern regions out of the 409 people who have been infected with the disease.

A total of 258 cases have been recorded in the Upper West region alone. According to the GHS, the high rate of fatality is due to late reporting by infected persons in the regions.

The GHS in a release said the latest outbreak of meningitis is caused by a new strain of bacteria; Neisseria meningitis serotype X which has no vaccine and streptococcus pneumoniae which has an average case fatality of 40 percent.

The GHS added that even though there is no vaccine for the new strain of meningitis, effective treatment is available and urged residents to report early which would significantly improve survival rate.

Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

It can be caused by a variety of organisms that include bacteria among others.

Meanwhile, the Upper West Region have received some consignment of meningitis vaccines from the government which were imported from Greece.

The Regional Health Directorate also received 300 packs of CSM vaccines from the NPP Parliamentary candidate for Wa Central Hajia Humu Awudu.

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Foxbeatz Made A Lot Of Ghanaian Know That Antonio Rudiger is In Ghana

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A Ghanaian base producer Fox Beatz who has work with some of the A list artist in Ghana,
Like Shata Wale,Stonebwoy ,Wendy Shay ,Sarkodie etc
Spotted with Rudiger jamming to his new song titled Rudiger which has let the world talking about him
Because of the dance moves they both created.

The German and Real Madrid defender, Antonio Rudiger made dance challenge With Foxbeatz after he arrived in Ghana for vacation after a long season with the Spanish giants.
Rudiger landed in Accra on Sunday and will be engaged in a series of activities before returning to Europe for pre-season.
The 30-year-old likes to spend his break in the West African nation before he travels to the country of his origin Sierra Leone for philanthropic work.

In photos shared on social media, Rudiger was spotted with his friends as they arrived at their hotel following a long trip.
The Germany centre-back endured a tough campaign last season, as he played a backup role for regular starter Eder Militao

However, his best game of the season was against Manchester City in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League, where he nullified free-scoring forward Erling Haaland.
His absence from the starting line-up in the second leg in Manchester cost Real Madrid as they suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat.
Rudiger ended the season with the Copa Del Rey trophy after Los Blancos defeated Osasuna in the final.

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4Teen BlancqLiknking – Obotantim Ft Emmanuel (Prod By P.K Musiz)

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Ghanaian Promising Gospel Singer and songwriter 4Teen Comes out with a mind-blowing Gospel Song dubbed Obotan Tim A free Ghana MP3 Download.
Kindly Grab a copy below and share.

4Teen BlancqLiknking – Obotantim

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

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Fares will be automatically adjusted against the increase in fuel prices – GPRTU (See Details)

The Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU) has announced that prices will automatically be adjusted whenever petrol prices increase by 10%.

The union says a 15% increase in transportation costs will be repeated whenever fuel prices reach 10%.

Richard Yaw Amankwah, GPRTU’s Deputy Secretary-General for Operations, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the union’s decision to estimate transportation costs and fuel prices was intended to benefit the industry.

“We have said that whenever the cost of petrol increases by 10% or more, we will increase fares,” he said.

“We are still looking at the cost. We are just wasting our time. “The same amount will be spent on travel expenses when it reaches 10%,” he told GNA.

On March 1, 2022, the prices of the previous petrol and diesel pump prices increased by 30 liters per liter, to GHC 8.20.
Some market experts predict that if nothing is done to reduce the cedi value of the dollar against the dollar, petrol prices could rise to GHC9.0 a liter.

The price volatility of petroleum products is due to the continued increase of Brent Crude in international markets.

The Institute for Energy Security (IES) predicted a 4% increase in petrol and diesel prices this week, citing cedi performance against the dollar as a major factor.

The IES has ruled that cedi is down 4.11 percent to close GHC6.85 to the dollar in the previous price window.

The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) also predicts that prices for petrol, diesel and LPG by 4.6%, 3.4% and 2.5% will increase by 2.5% from March 1, 2022.

In the First Price Window of March 2022, it predicted that petrol and diesel would be GHC8.190 a liter and LPG would be GHC9.163 per kilogram.

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