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President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Ramaphosa is showing no symptoms at this stage and will be tested should symptoms become apparent, the statement read. On Saturday, the President attended a fundraising […]
Part of the development lender's $150 million Kenya Off-grid Solar Access Program, the money will enable distributors to stock up and establish sales networks as well as offering affordable repayment terms to customers across 14 off-grid counties in the East African nation.
Amid the ongoing protests in Nigeria over police brutality, mobs of citizens have overrun several government-owned warehouses and looted food meant to be distributed during this year’s coronavirus lockdowns. In the latest incident, a mob looted packages of rice, sugar, salt and noodles Monday from a facility in the Nigerian capital.On Saturday, security officials dispersed mobs at another storage facility under attack in Abuja. Some protesters were demonstrating in front of a facility in Garki, Abuja, as military and police vans barricaded the entrance to the facility. Earlier, mobs of people
Exactly two weeks after the phased reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, the raging virus has reared its ugly head and thrown the teaching fraternity into mourning. Tononoka Secondary School Principal Mohammed Khamis died from complications resulting from COVID-19 just days after staff contracted the virus forcing the school to shut. The sad news […]
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Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary John Mucheru accompanied by Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi when he represented Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe at the official opening of Aghakhan University Hospital Symposium on Covid -19 at the Serena hotel.
As Kenya joins the rest of the world in marking World Polio Day today, health experts have raised the alarm that the country is facing a renewed risk of an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2), especially in Northern Kenya, Nairobi, and Mombasa following ongoing outbreak among some of our neighbouring countries.
Today, 631 people have tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 6,142 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 47,843 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. Our cumulative tests are now 646,367. From the cases, 596 are Kenyans and 35 are foreigners. Distributed by APO Group on […]
The president of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has been admitted to a military hospital in the capital just days before the country is due to vote in an important constitutional referendum. On Saturday, Mr Tebboune went into five days of voluntary self -isolation at the advice of his doctors after many of his aides and government […]
Looting has continued in Nigeria as people targeted government warehouses holding Covid-19 aid in the capital, Abuja, on Monday. The raid in Gwagwalada, on the outskirts of the city, is the latest incident in the wave of unrest sparked by anti-police brutality protests. Looters carted away bags of rice, noodles and sugar among other items. […]
4 percent of business professionals in Kenya expect firms they work for to fold on account of COVID-19 according to a survey conducted by the Africa Business Panel. South Africa had the highest number of professionals who expected their firms to wind up at 10, followed by Nigeria at 5 percent and Ghana 3 percent. […]
Spain has declared a national state of emergency and imposed a night-time curfew in an effort to help control a new spike in Covid-19 infections. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the curfew, between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, would come into force on Sunday. Under the emergency measures, local authorities can also ban travel […]
Information, Communication and Technology Cabinet Secretary John Mucheru accompanied by Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Mercy Mwangangi when he represented Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe at the official opening of Aghakhan University Hospital Symposium on Covid -19 at the Serena hotel. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.
As face masks and healthcare products were overpriced at the beginning of the coronavirus in Kenya during March, Joyce Wanjiku, a roadside vegetable vendor in the south of Nairobi, could barely have enough money to buy a face mask.An amount of about USD0.92 was the price for an only mask, rising to USD1.85 with the growing demand.Wanjiku was stuck between a
In March, 2019, the Lancet Commission on Tuberculosis1 highlighted the opportunity to build a tuberculosis-free world. After years of neglect of this disease, the UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis in September, 2018, made ending tuberculosis a global priority; global leaders committed to important steps, including ambitious country-specific tuberculosis case-finding and prevention targets, and a revitalised research agenda.2 The Lancet Commission concluded that the prospect of a tuberculosis-free world was a realistic objective that could be achieved with sufficient accountability and resources, and detailed the catastrophic consequences of failing to build on that momentum.
The Nakuru County has rolled out a free Covid-19 mass testing in measures meant to curb the increasing cases of the disease in the region. The exercise which kicked off Monday in eleven sub-counties saw more residents from the urban areas turn up in large numbers than the rural areas for testing. Public Health Director, […]
Exactly two weeks after the phased reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic, the raging virus has reared its ugly head and thrown the teaching fraternity into mourning. Tononoka Secondary School Principal Mohammed Hamis died from complications resulting from COVID-19 just days after staff contracted the virus forcing the school to shut. The sad news […]
Tourism stakeholders in Mombasa are a worried lot following an increase in Covid-19 cases. The players are afraid visitors will shun the region if the situation does not change. Thousands of hotel workers who had been laid off resumed duty in early August when the government relaxed Covid-19...
The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Kenya on Sunday neared the 50,000-mark after 931 people tested positive for the virus, from a sample size of 6,691 tested in the last 24 hours. This brings to 49,721 the total number of confirmed positive cases in the country.
Kericho County Assembly has been closed for 15-days after one member of staff contracted Covid-19. In an internal memo, the clerk to the Assembly Martin Epus said that the assembly will remain closed and only a lean staff offering essential services will be on duty during the period. The memo read in part,” Due to information […]
Currently, there are 20 patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 59 on supplementary oxygen and 16 in High Dependency Unit (HDU). A total of 1,142 are admitted in various health facilities while 3,238 are on Home Based Isolation and Care. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.