Ghana, Nigeria could be hit from space by debris of Chinese Rocket this weekend

Ghana, Nigeria could be hit from space by debris of Chinese Rocket this weekend

- Debris from a Chinese rocket is expected to fall on earth

- The debris – the largest to ever fall on earth – will fall this weekend

- West Africa and other countries have been listed as possible targets

The world awaits for some wasteful parts of a Chinese rocket to fall on Earth from Space this weekend.

These wasteful parts from the Long March-5b space rocket detached from the machine as it launched in outer space. The BBC says the 18-tones debris is the largest space material to have fallen into the Earth.

Ghana, Nigeria could be hit from space by debris of Chinese Rocket this weekend
The rocket was launched to carry a Chinese space station section into orbit. (Photo: Getty Images)
Source: Getty Images

"We're hopeful that it will land in a place where it won't harm anyone," US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said. "Hopefully in the ocean, or someplace like that."

Various space debris modelling experts are pointing to late Saturday or early Sunday (GMT) as the likely moment of re-entry. However, such projections are always highly uncertain.

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Ghana, Nigeria could be hit from space by debris of Chinese Rocket this weekend
Ghana, Nigeria could be hit from space by debris of Chinese Rocket this weekend (Source: Orbit.ing-now/BBC)
Source: Getty Images

So far, scientists have narrowed out West Africa, the US and other parts of China as the possible areas that the rocked debris could fall over the weekend.

In other news

Recent figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) show that Ghana’s Covid-19 cases have dropped to 25.

So far, 555,259 vaccine doses have been administered to the arms of over 250, 000 Ghanaians, the GHS has stated.

Ghana’s nationwide inoculation program has been commended by many including the World Bank which believes the economy will grow by some 2 percent in 2021.

Despite the gains, government is leaving nothing to chance. So far, police officials have been deployed across all beaches in coastal areas. This is to ensure that revelers do not flout Covid protocol.

You can only get a visa to Germany if you are going to study, have relatives there or going for an emergency health procedure.

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The German Ambassador to Ghana, Christoph Retzlaff, in an interview with Charles Ayitey on Joy Business revealed that the Federal State has introduced new travel restrictions because of the Coronavirus Pandemic in the country.

“We are only granting visas on the grounds of health, study and visiting a relative in Germany. Aside from these all other applications can’t be accepted, unfortunately,” he stated.

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