Kenya: Horror of Covid-sick doctors forced to treat patients

“If doctors get the virus and show no symptoms, they are still made to work. Only those with symptoms or who are severely ill are excluded from duty. We’re putting our lives and those of patients at risk.”

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Four foreign firms apply to supply Kenya with COVID-19 drug

“Kenya has received four applications from foreign pharmaceuticals seeking to import a drug cleared to treat severe COVID-19 patients.”

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Kenya: Red flag as COVID-19 deaths continue to rise

“Deaths from the disease rose by over 20 per cent in the past week, according to the latest African situation report, and the steady rise has continued this week.”

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Kenya: Alarm as COVID-19 patients throng intensive care units

“Twenty-two COVID-19 patients were last evening fighting for their lives under intensive care at various hospitals across the country, with 62 on supplementary oxygen and 16 in high dependency units. The Health ministry said 1,167 other patients were admitted to various hospitals and 3,464 were on home-based care.”

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Two new COVID-19 cases detected in Seychelles

“The two individuals are United Kingdom nationals living in the United Arab Emirates. Both visitors are asymptomatic and are in isolation at their hotel. Up to this point, they have had few close contacts locally and have followed all public health guidance during their stay.”

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Alarm over test kits shortage as Kenya inches closer to peak

“As Kenya inches closer to the peak of COVID-19 pandemic, a shortage of reagents for testing and contact tracing remain the biggest challenges. With the country just weeks away from the projected 450,000 positive cases, State labs are running on empty.”

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Revealed: Only five counties ready to handle COVID-19 (Kenya)

“An inspection ordered by President Kenyatta ahead of his crisis meeting on the pandemic today has revealed that only five counties, and not 26 as reported by the Council of Governors last week, have set up 300 beds.”

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Uhuru calls national summit as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases surge

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has called a national and county governments’ summit on COVID-19, following a surge in the cases in Kenya. The Fifth Extraordinary Session of the National and County Governments Coordinating Summit will take place on July 24.”

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COVID-19: Nairobi healthcare system facing severe strain, specialist says

“Nairobi County’s healthcare system is at risk of getting overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic as it continues to record more cases than other counties, infectious disease specialist Dr. Loice Ombajo has said.”

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COVID-19: Alarm over rise in infected medics (Kenya)

“The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has raised concern over the growing number of health workers infected by Covid-19 in the country. KMPDU Acting Secretary General Dr Chibanzi Mwachonda said that more than 80 health workers in various hospitals across the country have been infected with the virus, with more than 60 percent of the infections being work-related.”

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