COVID-19

COVID-19

TANG launches second phase of coronavirus sensitisation campaign in Germany

The African Network of Germany (TANG) held its corona crisis video conference for the seventh time on Thursday. Attended by the regional representatives of the organisation from all parts of Germany, the event also launched the second phase of TANG’s ongoing awareness and sensitisation campaign about the COVID-19 disease. The first phase of the campaign tagged Coronavirus TANG #Telefonaktion, which …

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Coronavirus: Lockdown Measures in Germany ─ Full Update│from 7 May

Chancellor Angela Merkel conferred with the premiers of the federal states on Wednesday (May 6) in a virtual meeting and they jointly decided to further relax the anti-coronavirus containment measures in force in the country. However, the individual federal states (Länder) are responsible for implementing agreed measures in accordance with their local situations. The federal and state governments agreed on …

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COVID-19: These rules apply henceforth when you visit your hairdresser or barber

After a temporary closure of hair salons, part of measures ordered by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus, hairdressing salons and barber shops may reopen from Monday, 4 May, but only under certain conditions.  Finally, after several weeks you can have your hair cut, styled or dressed again. However, a set of new rules, designed to protect …

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Ghana’s government praised for tackling coronavirus pandemic at TANG conference

Despite the challenges it’s facing, the government of Ghana is handling the coronavirus pandemic in the country effectively. That is the unanimous verdict of journalists who participated at a video conference, organised by The African Network of Germany, on the global health crisis on Thursday. — Washing hands, social distancing and wearing face masks are also the order of the …

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Coronavirus: Don’t lower your guard, TANG appeals to Africans in Germany

TANG, a network of hundreds of African organisations in Germany, has called on Africans in the country to continue to be vigilant as lockdown measures are being relaxed and active social life begins again —- As the gradual phasing out of the country’s lockdown measures takes off, Dr Sylvie Nantcha, chairman of The African Network of Germany (TANG), has called …

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Coronavirus: Half of refugees at German camp test positive

Nearly half of the roughly 600 people at a refugee camp in Germany have tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19). The number of cases among residents of the country’s initial reception facility (Landeserstaufnahmeeinrichtung or LEA) in the town of Ellwangen, which has been under quarantine, increased from seven to 251 within two weeks. The town is situated in Baden-Wurttemberg, …

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Coronavirus: African doctors in Europe answer your questions

The global Ghanaian diaspora community held a conference call on the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Saturday, 11 April to deliberate on how to support their members. Attended by representatives of Ghanaian communities in Europe, North America and Africa, the event featured a panel of Europe-based Ghanaian medical doctors – Dr Felix Yamoah, Dr Serwa Ayi, Dr Pearl Quartey and …

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Coronavirus: TANG appeals to Africans on updated containment measures in Germany

Dr Sylvie Nantcha, chairman of The African Network of Germany (TANG), has called on Africans in the country to continue their strict observance of the coronavirus containment measures in force in the country. By doing so, they would not only protect themselves and their families, but also others. She made the call on Thursday during the 5th video conference of …

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Coronavirus: Government support for African entrepreneurs in Germany

TANG, a network of hundreds of African organisations and individual members in Germany, is inviting African entrepreneurs in the country to a video conference on how to access government support within the framework of the social protection package introduced in response to the corona crisis. The organisation provides information on the relief package and how African business people can apply …

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Coronavirus: Ghanaian Diaspora recommends measures to deal with pandemic

Representatives of Ghanaian communities – from Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Japan and Ireland, took part at a meeting by conference call on Saturday (11 April) to discuss possible sustainable measures to adopt in dealing with the Coronavirus (Covid-19) within their respective communities. Below is the official report issued by …

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Germany’s president calls for patience, solidarity in face of coronavirus pandemic

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called efforts to curb coronavirus a “test of our humanity”. It is the first time a German president formally addressed the nation on television other than at Christmas. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on the nation to show patience, discipline and solidarity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, in a rare televised address aired …

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Ghanaians abroad to hold second global meeting on coronavirus

Ghanaian communities across the globe will hold an international conference call on the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on Saturday, 11 April. It’s the second meeting they will be holding since the outbreak of the international public health crisis. The Saturday meeting is expected to deliberate on the implementation of the measures agreed at the first meeting, which took place on …

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Ghanaian community in Germany adopts measures and strategies on coronavirus

Members of the Ghanaian community from Karlsruhe, Kiel, Mannheim, Cologne, Freiburg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Essen, Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Bremen, Frankfurt, Duisburg, Berlin Flensburg and Darmstadt gathered at the weekend through a conference call to discuss how best to support the Ghanaians in Germany during the ongoing pandemic crisis. The confab, third community meeting of the community since the outbreak of …

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TANG renews call to Africans in Germany over coronavirus

TANG, a network of hundreds of African organisations in Germany, has renewed its call to Africans in Germany to comply with social contact restrictions over the coronavirus pandemic as it loses a founding member to the disease —– Dr Sylvie Nantcha, chairman of The African Network of Germany (TANG), has renewed her call to Africans in Germany to comply with …

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Coronavirus: Germany extends social contact restrictions until April 19

“A pandemic doesn’t take a vacation,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said announcing an extension to Germany’s coronavirus restrictions. German residents have been urged not to travel over the Easter holidays. Germany’s social distancing measures have been extended through the end of the Easter holiday break, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Wednesday following a call with federal state leaders. The extension, which …

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Coronavirus: Ghanaians in diaspora adopt measures to support their communities and home country

An emergency global conference call of Ghanaians abroad took place on Saturday, 28 March. Attended by members of the Ghanaian diaspora from Italy, USA, Spain, Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Canada and Czech Republic, among others, the meeting discussed the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and how it’s impacting on their communities across the globe and also their home country. …

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Germany: Corona Social Protection Measures take effect

To protect citizens from existential hardship due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Germany’s Federal Government has put together a package of measures to provide support for the self-employed, workers, families and health workers, among others. A law on the social protection package, passed by both chambers of the federal parliament and signed by the president, enters into …

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African asylum-seekers in Germany

Coronavirus: Germany implements strict measures in asylum-seekers’ hostels

Many migrants living in asylum shelters in Germany have tested positive for the coronavirus (Covid-19). Strict social distancing measures to combat the virus outbreak are hard to adopt in centres where people live together in tight spaces, reports Charlotte Hauswedell Germany has imposed strict rules on social distancing, and some federal states have ordered lockdowns in a bid to prevent …

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