JoyNews highlights a summary of stories that dominated discussions over the past week.
Among the topical stories featured over the period includes the defilement of a 14-year-old girl by three men in the Western Region for three days and two members of parliament reportedly testing positive for Covid-19.
Nana Yaw Gyimah also told a story about baby trade business in the Ashanti Region while the alleged killing of a tenant by a landlord at Ofankor also made headlines.
As the number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus continues to rise, the Western Region has been dubbed the latest hotspot for the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, the Director-General of Public Health at the Ghana Health Service Prof Patrick Aboagye says Ghana’s daily Covid-19 cases are on a decline though he is worried the rate of decline has been slow.
Nurses and midwives have also accused the Ghana Health Service (GHS) of failing to ensure provision of PPE to members. So far, more than 800 of its members have been exposed to Covid-19, 87 test positive for the virus and one is dead.
In education, founder of Ashesi University Patrick Awuah says it will be a disaster if schools are reopened as the government ponders on lifting Covid-19 restrictions.
Meanwhile, in Kamgbunli in the Western Region pupils congregate around battery-powered radio sets to take lessons following the shutdown of schools and the inaccessibility of e-learning devices.
At the corridors of power, 15 people including two Members of Parliament reportedly tested positive for COVID-19 as Minority MPs demanded a shutdown of Parliament for two weeks
This was after the House’s Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo earlier told a news conference that Parliament was yet to receive confirmation of any positive test.
Minority Chief Whip Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka was the one who revealed the status of those who had tested positive in parliament.
He also believes parliament’s continuous sittings have the potential of endangering the lives of MPs, staff and their constituents.
Hundreds of Police in Nima and Ashaiman in the Greater Accra region underwent mass testing for COVID-19 after 12 inmates tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Elsewhere, patrons in some ‘drinking spots’ in the Accra suburb of Chorkor believe washing hands with Akpeteshie protects them against the coronavirus but health experts advise against it.
Also in this week government announced moves to borrow GHS10 billion from the Bank of Ghana to help deal with Covid-19 related challenges in the economy.
The National Security is still searching for a prime suspect after picking up his wife for defrauding people under false pretense.
As the 2020 elections approach, the Electoral Commission has detailed a comprehensive roadmap for mass registration in June.
Making the trends on JoyNews this week was the incredible story of a 95-year-oldWorld War II veteran who has raised over 16,000 pounds to support front liners in the fight against Covid-19 by, guess what… walking.