President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the global community to
remain focused on the fight against malaria despite the ongoing COVID-19
The President, who is also the current Chairman of the
African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA), said it was unfortunate that COVID-19
had overshadowed all the efforts that had gone
Over a period of three months in lockdown due to COVID-19,
152,000 Kenyan teenage girls became pregnant, a 40 percent increase in the
country's monthly average.
These numbers, from early July, are some of the earliest
pieces of evidence linking the COVID-19 pandemic to unintended pregnancies.
According to the
The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Kenya
reached 5,082 on Friday, after the Health Ministry announced 47 new deaths.
The ministry also reported 394 new
infections from a sample size of 7,254 tests conducted over the past 24 hours
recording a positivity rate of 5.4 percent.
This now takes the
least 3.3 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Kenya since the
launch of the first phase of the vaccination campaign started on March 5,
these 859, 453 of adult’s population has been fully vaccinated.
the recent COVID-19 trends over the past week Kenya has been hitting nearly a
OPEC on Monday trimmed its world oil demand forecast for the
last quarter of 2021 due to the Delta coronavirus variant, saying a further
recovery would be delayed until next year when consumption will exceed
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
said in a monthly report
China will donate an initial 3 million doses of COVID-19
vaccines to Afghanistan, with more emergency supplies to follow, a senior
Chinese diplomat said on Monday.
China has decided to urgently provide food, materials for
winter, COVID-19 vaccines, and medicines worth 200 million yuan to Afghanistan,
said Chen Xu, head
Kenya’s volume of trade dropped in 2020 to Ksh.2.29 trillion
from Ksh.2.4 trillion in 2019 following the report of the COVID-19 virus
globally that led to countries closing down their borders in an effort to
contain the virus.
In 2020, the value of Kenya’s imports was at 1.64
The coronavirus pandemic is bringing out the
reality of the cost of healthcare in Kenya with a new poll by Infotrak showing
that a majority of Kenyans are still very much in need of public health
infrastructure for their healthcare needs.
On the economic cost of Kenyans who have
South Africa, the hardest-hit country by the COVID-19
pandemic in Africa, has rolled out free transport to vaccination centers for
persons aged 50 and over who want to take the jabs.
The project is part o government efforts to ensure more of
its population gets vaccinated against the deadly
Egyptian Prime Minister Mustafa Madbuli and Minister of
Health and Population Hala Zayed, together with Chinese Ambassador to Egypt
Liao Liqiang and other officials, Monday inspected the Egyptian vaccine
manufacturer designated to produce doses of China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine
locally in Egypt.
Speaking at a press conference held after the