COVID-19: Over 900,000 Kenyans have received AstraZeneca vaccine

“A total of 917,068 Kenyan had been inoculated with their first dose of the Covad-19 AstraZeneca vaccine as of Monday.”

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Don’t drop COVID-19 guard despite restrictions ease

“We are not out of the woods and each one of us must be responsible and not let down our guard lest we end up like India.”

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Kenya: Ministry warns countries against hoarding vaccines

“The Health Ministry has called on counties hoarding COVID-19 vaccines to release them and ensure all eligible Kenyans get vaccinated as outlined in the Phase I schedule.”

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Kenya: The urgent search for life-saving medical oxygen

“In a recent survey of emergency care centres across Kenya, over 30 percent of the facilities did not have a regular supply of oxygen. Close to 90 percent of those with oxygen did not have piped oxygen in the emergency department and delivered oxygen directly from the tanks to the patient.”

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Mavoko law courts closed after staffer dies of COVID-19 (Kenya)

“Acting CJ Philomena Mwilu has announced the closure of the Mavoko law courts for 10 days after seven staffers tested positive for COVID-19.”

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Will politicians heed to COVID-19 restrictions this time?

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has yet again prohibited all forms of political gatherings in the country for the next one month.”

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Like the common cold, COVID-19 will become endemic

“The coronavirus will not be eradicated. The virus will in fact become endemic, like influenza and the four coronaviruses that cause the common cold. SARS-Cov-2 will continue to spread in pockets globally, causing new outbreaks in countries or regions where public health experts believe it had been eliminated.”

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Governors propose mandatory health insurance cover (Kenya)

“Two governors on Monday proposed that health insurance be made mandatory to all Kenyans to help the country achieve Universal Health Care.”

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Kenya: Counties to get vaccine by Friday as state targets 400k health workers

“Health CS Mutahi Kagwe said the vaccination process will start with health care workers, followed by other front-line workers like police and teachers.”

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Kenya receives AstraZeneca vaccine: What you need to know

“In Kenya, the government is paying $7 per dose; Brazil is paying $3.16; South Africa is paying $5.25”

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