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Federal agency bans exports of some medications outside EEA

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
© PxHere The federal agency for medicines and health products (FAMHP) has taken steps to prevent the export of certain important medications to countries outside the European Economic Area, in order to prevent shortages in times of coronavirus. The European Economic Area comprises the member states of the European Union plus three members of the European Free Trade Association: Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. The UK remains a member for this purpose until 2021. The agency has drawn up a list of drugs or raw materials which have been shown promise in the treatment of Covid-19, including chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine. The drugs have shown encouraging results, the agency says. They also cannot be replaced by other drugs, and even outside the realm of coronavirus, supplies

Coronavirus: Belgium reaches 16,770 confirmed cases

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Credit: Belga 1,422 new people have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19), confirmed the FPS Public Health during a press conference on Friday. 865 of the newly-infected people live in Flanders, 374 live in Wallonia, and 167 live in Brussels. The FPS does not yet have further information on the place of residence of 16 other people. The total number of cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 16,770. The total number of people admitted to hospital because of the coronavirus at the moment is 5,552. “This is an increase of 578 patients in one day,” said professor Steven Van Gucht. Of those patients, 1,205 are in the intensive care unit. However, 377 new people have also been discharged from the hospital in the last 24 hours. 132 new deaths have been reported,

Coronavirus: Belgium has third most deaths per inhabitant

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Countries with a bigger population do not necessarily have a higher number of reported cases, or deaths, at the same moment in time. Credit: Belga In Belgium, 828 people died from the consequences of the new coronavirus (Covid-19) up until 1 April, making it the country with the third most deaths per inhabitant. This article is based on available data up until 1 April, as not all countries have updated their figures beyond that date yet. Worldwide, only nine countries recorded more deaths than Belgium did in absolute figures. With a total of 13,155 coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, Italy has been hit hardest by the virus. Followed by Spain (9,387) and the United States (5,102). The others were France, China, Iran, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. Looking at the numbers of coronavirus

Prayer Devotional for the Day

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Prayer Devotional for the Day Dear heavenly Father, I do thank you for the encouragement that You bring, when at times, I am tempted to become discouraged in certain situations. I am greatly encouraged when You do answer my prayers. You truly are a faithful God that hears and answers our prayers. I am amazed at times, when I have totally forgotten a prayer that I prayed years ago and suddenly it comes to pass. Lord, encourage my brothers and sisters in the Lord, and answer their prayers that have been prayed according to Your will. Send hope to those who need it and give them faith to believe You for their answers. Help me to respond to those who disagree with me in the manner that You would have me to respond. Fill me with Your love, and empower me with Your Holy Spirit to do Your will in

Evangelical Leader Blasts Pastor Wiles for Claiming Jews Getting Coronavirus for Rejecting Jesus

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
I will bless those who bless you and curse those that curse you Genesis 12:3 (The Israel Bible™) Laurie Cardoza-Moore, President, PJTN, and Producer of “Hating Israel: In Search of the Truth Behind BDS.” (Photo: Laurie Cardoza-Moore Official Facebook Page) FacebookTwitterEmailWhatsAppPrintShare328 TENNESSEE (3/30/20) Laurie Cardoza-Moore, president of Proclaiming Justice to The Nations has once again publicly condemned the antisemitic White Nationalist false prophet, Rick Wiles of TruNews after he had the audacity to claim that the COVID-19 pandemic began at AIPAC and spread through synagogues as a punishment against the Jews! This is not the first time that Cardoza-Moore, has publicly condemned Wiles for inciting violence against Jews.  As the producer and host of the award-winning

Ghana Legalises Cannabis

Written by | March 21, 2020 | 0
 LISTEN   2 HOURS AGO Ghana has decriminalised the use of cannabis but for health and industrial purposes. Parliament passed the Narcotics Control Commission Bill, 2019 on Friday evening. The law also makes the country’s Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) a Commission with enhanced powers to oversee the industrial use of some narcotic substances. The Commission, however, will have the mandate to control and eliminate the trafficking of prohibited narcotic drugs to ensure public safety. The new law also empowers the Minister for Interior to grant licences for the cultivation of cannabis of not more than 0.3 percent THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis that gives the users a high sensation, for industrial and medicinal purposes. Punishment for the cannabis-related

Coronavirus: 2,815 confirmed cases in Belgium

Written by | March 21, 2020 | 0
Belgium’s Federal Public Health Service (FPS) reports there were 558 new coronavirus infections in Belgium on Friday, reaching a total of 2,815 cases. Of the new cases, 292 are from Flanders, 200 from Wallonia and 50 from Brussels. The origin is not clear for the remaining 16 cases. Thirty new deaths are also confirmed, while 74 new patients are in intensive care, bringing the total number to 238. 167 people are on ventlators, 53 more than reported yesterday. Most of the fatalities involved people over the age of 65; two were aged 45-64, and one in the age group 25-44. In most cases, the people who died had underlying conditions. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 263 people have been sent home after treatment, 58 of them yesterday. The figures only relate to cases tested and analysed,

Muslims Suspend Friday Prayers

Written by | March 18, 2020 | 0
National Chief Imam  Listen to article The National Chief Imam, in broad consultation with other leaders of the Islamic faith, has directed that the Friday congregational prayers by Muslims be suspended. This, according to a statement from the Office of the National Chief Imam, is in line with the President’s directive on combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The leadership included the Shias, Tijanniyas and Ahmadiya Muslim Mission. The statement said, “The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has become a global threat which requires necessary action to be taken to confront it to preserve lives and property. Jummah prayers in Ghana have been suspended beginning 20th March 2020 for the next four weeks.” According to the statement, the situation is being monitored and when necessary

Coronavirus: Dr Lawrence Tetteh Begs Akufo-Addo To Exempt Religious Gathering From Ban

Written by | March 17, 2020 | 0
 Listen to article A renowned International Evangelist, Dr Lawrence Tetteh, on Monday pleaded with President Akufo-Addo and the Coronavirus Task Force to review their stand on religious gathering. He admitted that although the world, including Ghana, was facing a dire situation due to the fast spreading COVID-19 infection across nations, the role of religious institutions, such as churches and mosques, were very crucial in providing psychological and physical solace, reassurance and education to their congregation in times like this. Dr Tetteh indicated that with majority of Ghanaians being religious, it would be easier to relay information and education on the COVID-19, which had currently been declared a pandemic, to help stop its spread. “People can easily be corrected from the pulpit,

Lung scans of COVID-19 patients in their 30s show “scary picture”

Written by | March 17, 2020 | 0
Lung scans of COVID-19 patients in their 30s show “scary picture” Most of the deaths linked to COVID-19 have hit the elderly, but people in their thirties too can suffer badly from the disease.  A&E doctor Ignace Demeyer of the OLV Hospital in Aalst speaks of “scary” lung scans among patients that he is seeing.   It’s not only the elderly and people with underlying health complaints that are being badly affected by COVID-19.  Dr Ignace Demeyer, who works at an Accident and Emergency department in an Aalst hospital (East Flanders) warns that people with no history of illness are getting very ill. “We’re not only talking about the older generations.  We’re talking about people aged between 30 and 50, who come in here. Frankly speaking