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Coronavirus: Hospitality industry to lose US$171 million

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Coronavirus: Hospitality industry to lose US$171 million

Minister of Tourism, Barbara Oteng Gyasi, says an impact assessment of the Coronavirus outbreak on the country by the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has revealed the hospitality industry is likely to lose US$130 million in the formal sector.

The informal sector of the hospitality industry, she added, is likely to also lose US$41 million. This makes a total loss of US$171 million for both sectors.

Due to the low patronage of services in the hospitality industry in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak; some hotels, restaurants and car rental services, have begun laying off some staff, particularly, contract staff.

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Speaking at a stakeholder’s engagement yesterday, the minister said her outfit would engage government on a stimulus support package to cushion the tourism industry in the wake of the Coronavirus.

She added that government recognized the immense contribution of the hospitality sector to the economy and would put in place measures to ensure that the sector does not suffer as a result of the pandemic.

Presently, Ghana’s Coronavirus cases have jumped from 68 to 132 as at today, March 26.

The death toll, however, remains 3, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed.

According to the GHS: “As at the morning of 26 March 2020, a total of fifty-four (54) cases including three (3) deaths have been confirmed from the regular surveillance systems. All three (3) cases that unfortunately succumbed to the disease were aged and had underlying chronic medical conditions.”

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Video Of Lady Svcking A Musician’s D!ck In A Club Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Hits Online

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ENewsGhana.com has stumbled on a viral video that shows a musician receiving a ‘blow job’ from a female fan during his performance.

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic worldwide, some people snubbed the infection to party hard in a club and some unthinkable scenes were captured during the fun.

In the video, the unidentified musician who also doubles as a male stripper could be seen topless and the unidentified lady busily sucking his ‘ding dong’ after he approached and invited her to a moment of sensual feeling.

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(VIDEO) Husband Who Wanted To Buy Food For His Pregnant Wife, Beaten To Death By Police In Abuja

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Residents of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, are furious over the death of one of their own at the hands of the police who were supposed to protect, enforce the law and guide citizens.

The deceased went out to buy food for her starving pregnant wife during the lockdown order in the capital. The man, unfortunately, lost his life at the hands of the police who didn’t exercise patience with him but beat him for arguing which lead to his death, an eyewitness reported.

According to him, the deceased explained that he needs to get the food for his pregnant wife but the police officers refused him due to the lockdown order. The police officers and the man got into a heated argument which sparked rage in the police and they beat him till he collapsed and died, naijapals report.

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(Video) UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Tests Positive for Coronavirus; Watch His Reaction

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UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has confirmed he had developed mild symptoms – “a temperature and persistent cough” – over the last 24 hours and, on the advice of the chief medical officer, he took a test which returned positive for coronavirus.

Johnson said he is self-isolating and working from home. He said thanks to “the wizardry of modern technology” he will continue to lead the national fight back against the virus.

He wrote on Twitter:

”Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this. #StayHomeSaveLives”

 

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