14 Deaths, 75 Quarantined In Cape Mount

first_imgThe Grand Cape Mount County Health Team (CHT) has reported 14 deaths and  75 persons quarantined for allegedly coming into direct contact with suspected Ebola patients in the area.The report says that from January 1 to 6, the CHT recorded 14 deaths, which took place in Tienii, Gbesseh,  Jorjoama and Camp #3 in Tewor District, where the virus is said to be prevalent.Mr. Samuel Zayzay, Surveillance Officer for the county, gave the troubling report at the County Ebola Taskforce coordination meeting held in Robertsport last Wednesday, according to information reaching the Daily Observer.Meanwhile, Imam Mohammed A. Paasewe, County Superintendent, also disclosed that local authorities in collaboration with the CHT, national and international partners have set up Ebola awareness and prevention measures to fight the virus.In a related development, the Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah said the government had sent a six-man technical team to the county to beef up the strength of the local Ebola Taskforce in eradicating the virus from the county.He said government’s decision to dispatch the team to the county was because of the constant outbreak of new Ebola cases there and the need for greater efforts to curb the virus.The six-man team will work with the CHT and local and international partners in fighting the further spread of the virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liverpool, City cruise as Utd held on Ferguson’s return

first_img0Shares0000Xherdan Shaqiri starred on his first Liverpool start as the Premier League leaders beat Southampton© AFP Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 22 – Liverpool and Manchester City’s shootout for the Premier League title intensified on Saturday with comfortable wins over Southampton and Cardiff, while Manchester United were held 1-1 by Wolves on the day Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford.Jurgen Klopp could afford the luxury of handing Xherdan Shaqiri his first Liverpool start for a 3-0 victory at Anfield and Wesley Hoedt turned the Swiss international’s deflected shot in for the opener before Joel Matip and Mohamed Salah’s first goal in four games sealed Liverpool’s seventh straight win in all competitions. City edged ahead of Chelsea, who travel to West Ham on Sunday, into second, two points behind the leaders, as they bounced back from a shock Champions League defeat to Lyon in midweek by thrashing Cardiff 5-0 in the Welsh capital.United, though, are now eight points off the top as a run of three straight wins to avert an early season crisis came to an end against an impressive Wolves while Ferguson watched on for the first time since undergoing emergency surgery on a brain haemorrhage in May.– Shaqiri stars –Liverpool’s new-found strength in depth was in evidence as Daniel Sturridge netted on his first start of the season against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek, and those coming into the side made a big impact again as Klopp made three changes.The hosts were handed a huge helping hand early on by Saints thanks to a comical own goal by Hoedt as he failed to sort his feet out as Shaqiri’s deflected drive trickled across the area.Matip was another to be making his first start of the campaign and powered home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner before Salah won the foot race to force the ball over the line after a Shaqiri free-kick came back off the bar.Liverpool’s afternoon was soured, though, by a rib injury to Virgil van Dijk that forced the world’s most expensive defender off early in the second period ahead of a demanding run of fixtures.Klopp’s men face Chelsea and City in their next two league games, with a Champions League trip to Napoli in between.– Wolves blight Ferguson welcome –Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson returned to Old Trafford on Saturday for the first time since undergoing emergency brain surgery© AFP Lindsey PARNABYFerguson was given a standing ovation before kick-off at Old Trafford as he took his seat accompanied by his wife Cathy in the United directors’ box.However, the presence of the club’s most successful manager couldn’t inspire United to victory despite Fred’s first goal for the club opening the scoring 18 minutes in.Wolves have thoroughly impressed on their return to the top flight and only a series of fine saves by David de Gea meant they went in behind at the break.However, even the Spanish number one was helpless when Joao Moutinho curled into the top corner eight minutes into the second half.– City cruise –City boss Pep Guardiola was back on the touchline after having to watch his side’s defeat on Wednesday from the stands as he served a one-match ban.Sergio Aguero celebrated his new Manchester City contract with the opening goal at Cardiff© AFP Geoff CADDICKHowever, there was little chance of a Cardiff side still waiting for their first win back in the top flight also embarrassing the Premier League champions.Sergio Aguero celebrated signing a new contract till 2021 on Friday by firing home the opener in sodden conditions before Bernardo Silva and Ilkay Gundogan made it 3-0 before half-time.Club record signing Riyad Mahrez then came off the bench to score his first two City goals.Elsewhere, Burnley moved out of the bottom three in comprehensive fashion by thrashing Bournemouth 4-0 for their first league win of the season.Leicester came from behind to beat Huddersfield 3-1 to ease the pressure on Claude Puel.Newcastle remain in the relegation zone despite holding out for a 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace for just their second point of the season.And Aleksandar Mitrovic moved level with Eden Hazard as the league’s top scorer with five goals in six games as the Serbian’s equaliser earned a 1-1 draw with Watford.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more