Siaya Hospitals Run out Of Oxygen and Beds as COVID-19 Cases, Deaths Soar

“The fourth wave of the pandemic has taken a toll on residents in the region, with statistics from the county department of health showing at least one patient dies daily.”

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Kenya: Gov’t Targeting 30 Million Doses of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine

“The CS said the government was working with the African Union to cover the vaccine for the 60% adult population.”

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Kenya: Gov’t to Redeploy Vaccines from Low Uptake Areas to Where Demand is High

“There were people in certain parts of the country who were hesitant to take the vaccine, forcing the government to redeploy the vaccines.”

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Tanzania Orders Mandatory 14-Day Quarantine for Visitors as Fight Against COVID-19 Takes Shape

“The Tanzanian government stated those who would be arriving from red countries would be required to undergo the COVID-19 test.”

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Uganda Health Ministry Confirms One Indian COVID-19 Variant Case

“The executive director of Uganda Virus Research Institute Pontiano Kaleebu, said the case was detected in Kampala although he did not give more details about the patient.”

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Kenya: Country Governments Set To Conduct Worst Case Scenario Drills for COVID-19

“The surging third wave of the virus in the country has continued to pose a major threat to healthcare institutions amid fluctuating deaths and infections.”

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Kenyans Seeking Medical Treatment in India Stranded as COVID-19 Cases Soar

“As COVID-19 cases soar in India, Kenyans seeking specialised medical treatment in the Asian country have been having a hard time as hospitals fill to capacity with patients.”

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Key Lessons Kenyans Should Learn from India’s Alarming COVID-19 Backslide

“Kenyans must realize that COVID-19 is still here with us, and the situation could easily get out of hand if we are not careful.”

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Kenya: Gov’t to Import Johnson & Johnson Vaccines to Back up AstraZeneca Jabs

“The government’s decision to import the Johnson & Johnson vaccines had been invoked by challenges in the global supply of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the situation in India.”

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Gov’t to Introduce New Taxes, Limit Hiring and Cut Employees’ Allowances to Meet IMF Conditions

“This will be accomplished through continued restraint in hiring and wage awards (including in the four-year wage agreement that will come into effect in FY2021/22) and by improved wage-bill management.”

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