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Kenyans remain concerned about COVID vaccine safety, study finds

A study by TIFA Research has found that many Kenyans are concerned about the safety of the COVID vaccine and are unwilling to take...

Health officials warn of post-Christmas COVID surge

Kenya has seen a dramatic decline in COVID-19 infections and positivity rates over the past few days. From a high of over 10 per cent...

End year surge: World coronavirus cases pass 76 million

The number of COVID-19 infections has crossed 76 million as India became the second country to cross 10 million infections. A surge of cases has...

Kenya sees decline in weekly COVID cases as tests cross 1 M

The decline in COVID-19 cases in Kenya has continued to drop for the second week running as Kenya enters the festive period. After the scaring...

Confronting the second wave: Africa passes 2.5 M COVID cases

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa have passed 2.5 million as the continent confronts the dreaded second wave. According to a Reuters tally, the news reported...

Scientists discover a new COVID virus strain in South Africa

A new strain of the virus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in South Africa, the country's health minister confirmed. Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, said...

Kenya’s positivity rate drops to 6.1 per cent as country sees 356 new COVID cases

Kenya has today reported a low positivity rate of COVID-19 as the downward trend continues heading into the festive season. Speaking in Murang’a, Health Cabinet...

Kenya to receive COVID vaccines from next month

Kenya’s Health Ministry has said that it expects to receive a consignment of the COVID-19 vaccine from next month. The country will receive the Oxford...

Scientists in the UK discover ‘key mutations’ in the coronavirus

Scientists in Great Britain have discovered what they call 'key mutations' in the coronavirus spreading in Southern England. On Tuesday, the scientists said that they...

Kenya joins countries ordering COVID-19 vaccines

Kenya has now joined the countries set to start vaccinating their population against COVID after placing an order for the vaccine. According to The Star,...

Ten million Kenyans to get free COVID vaccines

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has noted that it will provide COVID-19 vaccines to 10 million Kenyans at no cost. The world is scrambling for...

Kenya needs 30 billion for 60 % population vaccination against COVID, Amref says

Kenya will need approximately Ksh 30 billion to vaccinate 60 per cent of the population against COVID, Amref has said. Amref Chief Executive, Doctor Githinji...

Kenya reports lowest COVID cases, deaths in months

Kenya on Monday reported its lowest daily COVID-19 cases and deaths in months as patients crossed 88,500. Over the past two months, Kenya has been...

Concern raised over COVID second wave in Kenya, South Africa

Scientists have expressed concern over the second COVID-19 waves in Kenya and South Africa. For a better part of the pandemic, African countries have received...

14 countries cross 1 million COVID cases as infections top 66.8 million

The number of COVID-19 cases across the world has crossed 66.8 million as the number of countries to report over 1 million cases reached...

Kenya posts record recoveries as Covid deaths hit 1,500

Kenya has today set a very high record number of recoveries even as deaths hit the 1,500 mark. On a day that saw the country...

Kenya to begin rapid COVID testing from end of December

Kenya has began making steps towards using rapid COVID testing kits to fight the coronavirus pandemic. According to sources at the Ministry of Health, the...

7 more patients die as Kenya records 711 Covid-19 cases

Seven more patients have succumbed to Covid-19, bringing the total number of deaths recorded in Kenya so far to 1,452. At the same time, 711...

Accelerating COVID cases see world infections pass 62 million

Accelerating COVID-19 infections has seen the world confirmed cases pass 62 million as the United States attempts to halt a surge. While news of vaccine...

Kenya sixth in Africa as Continent COVID cases cross 2.1 million

Kenya has risen to sixth among the worst-hit countries in Africa as the second wave persists. Kenya yesterday became just the sixth country in Africa...

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