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17 April 2020

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12 more people test positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number to 246

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Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has confirmed that 12 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in the country to 246. The CS revealed that the 12 were confirmed from 450 tested samples. Five of the positive individuals are hotel workers while four were close contacts traced to already confirmed […]

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17 April 2020

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Government to provide weekly allowances to needy families

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Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease, which has disrupted the health systems and economies worldwide, many Kenyans are increasingly finding themselves jobless. There are fears that many families could be facing hunger after their breadwinners lost their jobs, were forced to take unpaid leave or took pay cuts. President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced a […]

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7 April 2020

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How to prepare yourself for a lockdown

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A Lockdown, also called confinement, this is a situation where people’s free movement is restricted as a security measure or health emergency. When an area, state or country is on lockdown, schools shopping malls, offices, and other public places may be shut down to allow the authorities to deal with the prevailing threat. As the […]

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7 April 2020

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4 Counties on lockdown as coronavirus cases rise to 158 with two more deaths

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President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday banned the movement in and out of Nairobi County as a measure to prevent further spread of the coronavirus in the country. He also banned the movement in and out of three more counties, including Kilifi, Kwale, and Mombasa. The cessation of movement will be effective for the next 21 days, […]

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7 April 2020

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Lockdown in 4 counties as coronavirus cases rise to 158

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President Uhuru Kenyatta has confirmed 16 more coronavirus cases taking the national total to 158. He said the country had since tested a total of 4,277 people. Of the 158 cases, four had fully recovered and another six succumbed to the highly-infectious disease. President Uhuru Kenyatta has declared the cessation of movement in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale […]

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4 April 2020

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Face masks to cost as low as Sh5 as government begins manufacturing

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Face masks in the country are expected to retail for as low as Sh5 as the government has begun the process of mass manufacturing. The government has started manufacturing protective masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) for prevention against Corona Virus disease. Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Trade and Industry Betty Maina disclosed that the Kenyan […]

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2 April 2020

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2 more people die from coronavirus as cases rise to 110

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Two more patients have died of Covid-19 in Kenya. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the patients were in Nairobi and Mombasa. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country increased to 110 after 29 more people tested positive, the CS said. During a briefing Thursday the CS unveiled a measure to curb the […]

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2 April 2020

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Kenya receives Sh5.2 billion from World Bank to help fight coronavirus

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Kenya is set to receive Sh5.2 billion credit from the World Bank Thursday to support the fight against Covid-19 as confirmed cases rose to hit 81. Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said that the credit facility will increase the government’s pool of funds to finance production of sanitisers, protective gear for medical personnel and scaling up […]

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2 April 2020

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Kenya’s COVID-19 cases rise to 81

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Kenya has recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus infection as 22 more people tested positive, bringing the total numner to 81. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 13 of the new cases are male and nine are female.Mr Kagwe said the patients comprise 18 Kenyans, two Pakistani and two Cameroonian citizens. This brings the national […]

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23 March 2020

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Kenya confirms 8 new cases of Coronavirus, bringing the total to 15

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The number of coronavirus cases in Kenya has risen to 15 when 8 more people tested positive for the virus. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the 8 cases included 5 Kenyans and 3 foreigners, a Mexican and 2 French Nationals. They are individuals aged between 20 to 57 years, who arrived in the country […]

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