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Full Speech: Akufo-Addo’s 17th address on COVID-19

We, in Ghana, have certainly come a long way, and have made significant progress in combating the disease. The angst, fear and panic exhibited by many, especially when the first two (2) cases were recorded on our shores, have been replaced, in recent weeks, by a growing sense of optimism and renewed hope that we are on our way to winning the battle against the pandemic.

• The improvement in the situation is all thanks to the effectiveness of the measures put in place by Government, the co-operation and support of you, the Ghanaian people, and, most certainly, by the grace of Almighty God.

• When I delivered Update No. 16, exactly three weeks ago, the number of recorded active cases, that is persons with the virus, stood at one thousand, eight hundred and forty-seven (1,847). This number, as at Friday, 18th September 2020, has reduced considerably to five hundred and seven (507) persons.

• There are, currently, some regions in the country without active cases. Greater Accra, Eastern, Asha…

Eddie Murphy wins his first Emmy award for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Eddie Murphy has finally won his first Emmy award 37-years after he bagged his first Emmy nomination.

The 59-year-old American actor took the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series during the Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.

Murphy won the award for his performance as host of “ Saturday Night Live host” back in December. The episode marked his first SNL hosting gig in 35 years.

This was the fifth Emmys nomination and first win for Murphy, who was nominated alongside Fred Willard (Modern Family), Adam Driver (Saturday Night Live), Dev Patel (Modern Love), Brad Pitt (Saturday Night Live), and Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

Murphy was not at the event to accept the award, but the Television Academy shared his acceptance speech via Twitter after his win.

"Thank you to everybody at the Emmys. Thank you so much for giving me an Emmy," a beaming Murphy said. "I don't have an Emmy. This is 40 years since I started Saturday Night Live. This is…