Covid: 981 test positive, 26 succumb

981 people have tested positive for Covid-19, from a sample size of 7,529 tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya's positivity rate now stands at 13%, with total confirmed positive cases being 148,128. The cumulative...

China reiterates promise to support international community efforts to defeat covid-19

China has yet again reiterated its commitment to joint efforts to slay the covid-19 disease. The country’s Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi emphasizing that China will stand in solidarity with other countries while offering...

Covid: 1091 test positive as 533 recover

1,091 people have tested positive to the disease, from a sample size of 7,300 tested in the last 24 hours pushing total confirmed positive cases to 144,154. Cumulative tests so far conducted are 1,549,388 while...

Uhuru calls for more trade and investment deals among OACPS countries

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for more trade and investment deals among member countries of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS). President Kenyatta, who is the current President-in-Office of the Summit of...

Africa challenges in ensuring access to Covid-19 vaccines

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused substantial mortality and plunged national economies into deep recessions. Although the spread of the virus can be mitigated through physical distancing, face coverings, testing and tracing and potentially with therapeutics-...

MoH forms ‘Oxygen Taskforce’ to address shortage in the country

The Ministry of Health (MoH) says its working with partners and suppliers to address the high demand for oxygen in the country due to Covid-19.  On its tweeter page Thursday, @MOH_Kenya says the Oxygen Taskforce...

Covid-19: Only 259 ICU beds available in counties

There are only 259 Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to cater for the surging Covid-19 cases in the Country, the Council of Governors (CoG) has said. Health Committee Chairman Prof. Anyang' Nyong'o observed that a further 6,159 isolation slots have...

Dispelling misinformation, countering vaccine hesitancy vital to beat COVID-19

Addressing misinformation and countering vaccine hesitancy features prominently in a political declaration launched at the United Nations General Assembly, as countries pledged to “work together as one” to defeat the pandemic, and help people...

WHO urges countries to build fairer, healthier world post-COVID-19

World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people as the world celebrates World Health Day Wednesday 7 April 2021. This comes during a time when COVID-19 has...

Blood clot is ‘very rare AstraZeneca side effect’

The EU's medicines regulator says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect of the AstraZeneca vaccine for Covid-19. After a study looking at 86 such cases in the EU, the...
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