Partying youths in Westlands, Kileleshwa, Lavington on the spot for spreading virus (Kenya)

“Health CAS Rashid Aman said there is a worrying rise in the number of cases in suburbs including Westlands, Hurlingham, Lavington and Kileleshwa. He said there have been instances of youths holding house parties, thus raising the risk of spreading the virus.”

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Why Kenya may escape total COVID-19 pandemic

“Kenya may escape a full-blown COVID-19 pandemic partly because of its youthful population, warm weather and some assumed immunity gained through exposure to similar diseases, scientists have said.”

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What Kenya must look out for before easing COVID-19 restrictions

“The overall impact of curbing the spread of infections has been the key goal. But there is still a need to include economic safety nets to cushion the poor and vulnerable populations while providing security.”

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75% of small, medium businesses at risk of collapsing by June-CBK (Kenya)

“At least 75 per cent of SMEs are facing closure by end of June due to lack of funds, CBK governor Patrick Njoroge has said. During a post-MPC briefing on Thursday, he said there is an urgent need to cushion them as they contribute hugely to the country’s employment and GDP. Meanwhile, diaspora remittances are expected to drop 12 per cent this year on coronavirus effects.”

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State urged to waive licence fees for SMEs by half in 2021

“The government has been urged to consider waiving licence fees for small and Medium Enterprises in 2021 due to the tough economic times caused by COVID-19. This is one of the economic interventions proposed in a meeting with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance chaired by Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Thursday.”

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Turkana County confirms its first virus case

“Turkana Deputy Governor Peter Lotethiro on Monday confirmed the county’s first COVID-19 case at the Kakuma Refugee Camp.”

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11,000 health care workers trained to tackle virus

“Kenya has so far trained 11,000 health workers across the country to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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Belgian Amb. to Kenya: ‘Women, youth in informal areas lead war on COVID-19 despite poverty’

“When the COVID-19 struck Kenya in March of this year, I knew the economic consequences would take a toll on the country’s population, especially those who already live on the fringe of poverty.”

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Kenya and Tanzania border spat to erode free trade gains

“The closure of the Kenya-Tanzania border will negatively impact Kenya’s export earnings, as the country is among Kenya’s top export destinations. Kenya National Bureau of Statistics data shows that ast year, Kenyan exports to Tanzania grew by 13 per cent to Sh33.9 billion.”

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Uhuru announces extension of Kenyan curfew by another 21 days

“President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the extension the nationwide 7pm to 5am curfew by another 21 days. The curfew will now stay in place until June 6, 2020.”

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