Minority Members of Parliament have attributed the non-adherence to Covid-19 safety protocols at registration centres to the Electoral Commission’s failure to institute the appropriate measures to ensure compliance. In a statement copied to JoyNews, Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh said many Ghanaians will end up contracting the coronavirus because of this failure.
The billionaire real estate mogul-turned-president, who has seemingly turned a blind eye to the shocking increase in the number of virus cases in many US states, has been openly exuberant about the Rushmore event. Under fire for his silence in the face of America’s spiralling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore on Friday for a night of fireworks that he hopes will soothe a nation he has struggled to unite.
India’s COVID-19 tally touched 6,25,544 with the biggest single-day increase of 20,903 cases, while the death count rose to 18,213, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,892. The recovery rate has improved to 60.72 per cent. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajasthan.
Less than 30% of American churches are actively engaged in addressing racism or racial inequality even though most pastors agree that churches should oppose the social ills, according to recent research from Barna.
The voters’ registration exercise by the Electoral Commission saw registrants trooping into the Odododiodoo Constituency as early as 4 am. Chief among the things observed was a disregard for Covid-19 protocols like registrants wearing a face mask and ensuring social distance amongst them. None compliance of social distancing was witnessed at almost all the centres visited as a result of people not willing to create any distance between them and others.
A Christian man was arrested and at least two women were injured in China’s Henan province after 200 communist officials stormed into Sunzhuang Church, which is part of a network of government-run churches, and brought it down using cranes and heavy-duty machinery. The officials from the Zhengzhou High-Tech District’s Ethnic and Religious Affairs Bureau did not show any legal documents when they demolished the church on June 12, the U.S.-based group China Aid said in a statement this week. They threw the church’s furniture and other belongings out of the building before razing it, reported China Aid, which helps those who are persecuted by the Communist Party in China.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that a law restricting abortions in Louisiana is unconstitutional in a landmark decision. Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in the 5-4 decision in a blow to anti-abortion groups. This is the first major abortion case ruling from the Supreme Court during the Trump presidency.
Former President Jerry Rawlings has backed cries of concern following the deployment of military and other security personnel to border towns in the Volta and Oti regions. In a statement, Mr. Rawlings said the move by government is “generating animosity especially amongst innocent citizens whose basic way of life is being disrupted.”
Water baptizing new converts on the riot-ridden streets of Minneapolis! The body of Jesus doing the Father’s business! (Luke 2:49)
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has warned that the country is heading to a more dangerous phase of the coronavirus pandemic. The president said restrictions on public and private transport in at least 33 border districts would be lifted.