Science community challenged to come together in COVID-19 fight

Principal Secretary for University Education and Research Ambassador Simon Nabukwesi is calling on local scientists and researchers to play an active role in finding solutions to challenges currently facing the region. The PS is specifically...

COVID-19: A record 1,185 test positive, 17 succumb

Kenya has recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases with 1,185 persons testing positive from a sample size of 9,851 in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in the country...

One virus case sparks mass testing in Xinjiang

China is once again mass testing an entire city for the coronavirus amid a regional outbreak in Xinjiang province. Around 4.7m people in Kashgar are being tested, with 138 asymptomatic cases found so far. China has...
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COVID-19: 631 test positive as 14 succumb

631 people have tested positive for COVID-19, from a sample size of 6,142 tested in the last 24 hours  bringing to 47,843 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country. 14 patients have succumbed...

Brazil to use Chinese vaccine against Covid-19

Brazil plans to use a Chinese-made coronavirus vaccine as part of a national immunisation programme, officials have announced. São Paulo Governor João Doria said the federal government had agreed to buy 46 million doses of...

Safaricom Foundation constructs maternity wing in Baringo

Chemolingot Sub-County Hospital in Baringo County has benefitted from a Ksh 12.5 million maternity wing, constructed through support from the Safaricom Foundation. The one stop maternity wing consists of a delivery room, a theatre, post...

Italy tightens rules after coronavirus cases surge

Italy has announced a new raft of measures to tighten restrictions amid a surge in coronavirus cases. A mask-wearing PM Giuseppe Conte said the measures were needed "to avoid a new lockdown". Mayors will get powers...
MoH convenes special meeting as Covid-19 cases surge to 70,245

Kenya records 685 Covid-19 cases as second wave looms

Kenya on Sunday recorded 685 Covid-19 cases out of a sample size of 4,912 bringing the cumulative number of cases in the country to 44,881. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe in the daily brief warned...

NMS conducts mass coronavirus testing in 17 sub-counties

The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is undertaking mass coronavirus testing in 17 sub-counties in Nairobi for two days. The move according to the Major General Mohammed Badi-led agency has been prompted by the surging numbers...

FL Margaret Kenyatta encourages early cancer screening, treatment

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has encouraged Kenyans to go for early screening and treatment as a step towards winning the war against cancer. The First Lady reaffirmed her support for ongoing efforts to scale up...
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