Following the brutal murder George Floyd, a 44 year-old African American, by a policeman who knelt on his neck, many demonstrations have since ensued globally in protest against the beastly act. The protests are not only confined to the United States, but have since spread to various parts of the world.
Tanzania has summoned US Ambassador Inmi Patterson in response to the recent travel advisory published by the embassy warning visitors about the high rate of coronavirus infection cases in the country. According to The Tanzanian Foreign Ministry, the information provided by the US embassy was false.
Kenya has reported 147 new infections and has increased the number of infected to 1,618. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said all 147 patients confirmed to be infected are Kenyan citizens, and the youngest is a one-year-old. In addition, the number of deaths has also increased by three more people, to 58 people.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has declared that the fight against coronavirus has been won, and the country should return back to normalcy if the number of infectious continues to remain low. The president has prevented the closure of places of worship during the epidemic and claimed that the virus cannot survive in the church.
Kiambu Governor Dr. James Nyoro said Kiambu residents will be tested for Covid-19 following two people being diagnosed with the disease in Makonge, Thika. He made this clear on Saturday, following a Friday announcement from the Ministry of Health. Assistant Minister of Health Dr. Rashid Aman announced Friday that Thika, in Kiambu County, has been a “host” of Covid-19.
Fifty-seven new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Kenya on Sunday, the highest daily total since the first case was discovered on March 13. In a statement sent to the media on Sunday evening, the government said the total number of confirmed cases in Kenya was 887.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has announced plans to reopen the economy soon. Going by his statement, all sporting activities will soon be allowed to resume. In his view, sports are essential because they provide entertainment. He has also said that relevant ministries have been directed not to quarantine tourists arriving into the nation.
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Two Tanzanian citizens have been banned from entering Kenya on the Isibania border after being found infected with the coronavirus, according to the country’s health ministry. The government would also visit the Namanga border to determine what strategies would be put in place to prevent transmission from Tanzania.
The number of coronavirus patients in Kenya has increased to 672 after 23 new patients were diagnosed with the virus within a 24-hour period. During a press conference on Sunday, Kenya’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rashid Aman, said that the number of virus survivors reached 239 after 32 other patients recovered from the virus.
Nigeria began loosening restrictions Monday on staying in the capital, Abuja, and the largest city, Lagos, in an effort to reduce the impact on Africa’s largest economy. The government said restoring economic activity was the first phase of the six-week process. It added that the situation will be re-evaluated within the next two weeks, and if the situation is calm, the action of lockdown will be eliminated altogether.
Kenya has recorded 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, its highest number of daily cases in a month. The country’s first case was announced on March 12. Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, Chief Administrative Secretary to the Minister of Health, made the announcement. She said the men had been diagnosed with COVID-19 following a review of 1,195 samples in a 24-hour period.
Tanzania’s main opposition leader, Freeman Aikaeli Mbowe, has accused the government of trying to cover up the severity of the coronavirus epidemic in the country, and failing to take it seriously. The nation is among the few in Africa that have declined to impose stringent precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus.
A second wave of locusts is expected to cause severe damage in Eastern Africa, two months after a group of dangerous pests invaded the region shortly before the outbreak of the coronavirus. ”It seems that those who escaped COVID-19 will face locusts,” said Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank and former Nigerian Agriculture Minister.
Another 17 patients have been confirmed to have a coronavirus in Kenya, increasing the number of people with the disease to 320. The Ministry of Health announced the infections, adding that all patients were Kenyan citizens. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, said Mombasa County has 12 new patients, with Nairobi County following with five.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health has announced an increase of 15 new coronavirus patients, bringing the total number of infected in the country to 296. Of these, 11 patients are Kenyan citizens and four are foreign nationals. They were among the 545 people tested for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Kenya has risen to 281 after 11 new cases were confirmed on Monday. Five of those 11 patients are women and 6 are men. All patients are aged between 11 and 80 years. Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said seven new patients had been reported in Mombasa, on the Kenyan coast, while four were from Nairobi.
Police officers in Kenya are setting a bad example for being in front of violating regulations set by the Ministry of Health to prevent coronavirus infections. Over the course of three weeks, more than 30 officers have been arrested for violating the law, using excessive force, and receiving bribes in compliance with government orders, including a night lockdown rule.
Nairobi’s low-income earners will receive weekly financial support from the central government, assisting them as they suffer from the effects of the coronavirus crisis. Thousands of citizens are struggling to work for their daily life due to strict anti-coronavirus conditions, such as prohibitions, curfew, and travel restrictions.
The number of people in Kenya infected with coronaviruses reached 234, after nine other patients were announced on Thursday. Addressing the nation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that 704 people were evaluated during the hour. In addition, the president said that 53 people had survived.
Police in Kenya began arresting people walking without masks on Tuesday after Inspector General Hillary Mutanzai said the grace period had expired. Mr. Muntazai issued the order a few days after the terms were published in the official Government Gazette. According to Mr. Mutanzai, Kenyans were given enough time to practice walking with face masks whenever they stepped outside their homes, so there was no reason to relax the requirement.
Prof. Ken Walibora, a well-known Kenyan linguist, author, and journalist, died Friday after being hit by a Double M bus on Landhies Road on Friday. He was 56. His body was kept at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). His death is a major blow to the literary industry and to the defendants of the Swahili language.
The Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Mercy Mwangangi, has announced eight new cases of Coronavirus in Kenya. Dr. Mwangangi says five of the patients are Kenyan citizens and three are foreign nationals. The patients have a history of travel to Zambia, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Comoros and Pakistan.
Residents in different parts of the Kenyan coast have begun using herbal medicines in the hope that they will protect them from coronavirus. These were revealed a few days after another rumor swept the coast and excited many that sugar-free tea is protection against coronavirus.
Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that fifteen patients who were suffering from the coronavirus in Kenya have recovered within the past 24 hours. This number is the largest reported so far, and thus reaches a total number of 40 people. However, eleven other people have been diagnosed with the virus in the country, and have increased the number of infections to 208 people.
Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, announced new restrictions today in the fight against the spread of the new coronavirus. As of tonight, local time, all entries and exits from the country’s two largest cities are banned. “The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7 p.m. Monday the 6th of April 2020, that is today,” Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation.
The number of coronavirus patients (COVID-19) in Kenya has reached 110, after 29 others were confirmed to have it within the last 24 hours. Speaking at a press conference in Nairobi, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said that two other people had lost their lives due to the virus.
Kenya has reported 22 new cases of coronavirus, thus putting Kenya at 81. Speaking to the media, Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe said there was good news, however. Three patients have recovered from COVID-19 so far, Kagwe said. He added that 13 patients were male and nine were female. The patients include 18 Kenyans, 2 Pakistani citizens, and 2 Cameroonians.
According to Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe, four additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kenya, bringing the total to 42. The first case was reported on March 13. The cases include one Kenyan, one Cameroonian, one American, and one Burkinese. Commenting on the coronavirus epidemic. Mr. Kagwe has urged all Kenyans to work together to prevent coronavirus infections, rather than leaving the burden to the government alone.
A nationwide curfew begins Friday night in Kenya, beginning from 7 PM local time and lasting until 5 AM. Only essential service personnel will be allowed to go out during the mentioned hours. The move aims to prevent Kenyans from interacting in groups at night to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has issued free tickets to Kenyans who want to travel from New York City to Nairobi the day before the government begins enforcing the ban on foreign airlines. In a message on its Twitter account, the agency has confirmed that all Kenyans will be screened for coronavirus infection upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe announced nine new cases of coronavirus Tuesday, with the number of infected reaching 25. Kagwe said that among the new cases, seven were Kenyans while the other two were foreigners. He also accused Kenyans of exercising poor discipline, a behavior that is a blow in efforts to combat coronavirus infections.
The Kenyan government has issued a directive disallowing all passenger flights. This is in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement, issued by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday, the rule will come into effect on Wednesday. Cargo aircraft will, however, be allowed, and all crew-members are expected to adhere to strict precautionary guidelines.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday led Kenyans to a national prayer held at the Presidential Palace in Nairobi. In addition, the plea for repentance is aimed at praying for the country and the world at large, following the catastrophic disaster of Covid-19, and which has shaken the whole world.
Kenyan Health Minister Mutahi Kagwe has announced that eight more people have been confirmed to have coronavirus infections in the country. The increase is 15 times the number of people previously infected with the virus. The infected are five Kenyans and three foreign nationals aged between 20 to 57 years.
Today saw the number of infections by the new coronavirus in Africa exceed by 1,000 in 40 countries across the continent, with records of 30 deaths, according to the latest statistics on the covid-19 pandemic. In total, 1,107 cases of infection have been recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The very first case on the continent was reported on February 14, in Egypt.
Kenya’s Ministry of Health said the results of eight tests in the last 24 hours have shown no new cases of infection in the country. That means the number of Covid-19 infections in the country remains seven. Addressing journalists in Nairobi, the minister Mutahi Kagwe said that by Thursday, the eight people whose samples were taken for testing were currently undergoing procedures to be allowed to leave the hospital.
Some churches and mosques in Kenya have announced a moratorium on worship and other activities to protect believers from Coronavirus infection. Anglican Archbishop Jackson Ole Sapit announced the termination of all church services including Sunday services, wedding ceremonies, and funerals.
The South African government on Thursday put into place a new law that provides for up to six months’ imprisonment for any citizen found guilty of spreading false information regarding the new Coronavirus pandemic. South Africa has 202 cases of people infected with Coronavirus and it is the most affected country in sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) has succeeded in killing 12 al-Shabaab suspects Thursday and holding one alive in the Nginda area, between Korisa and Baroni, in Boni forest, Lamu County. In a message to the press, David Chesire, commander of Operation Linda Boni, said three AK47 rifles, seven used rifles, and more than 1,000 rifles were recovered.
The new coronavirus continues to rear its ugly head across the African continent, with new cases recorded in the Republic of Congo, Seychelles and the Central African Republic. The new cases bring the total number of countries affected by the pandemic in Africa to 26.
While Covid-19 puts Italy under the bell, Africa continues to slowly calculate proven cases on its territory. After the latest Coronavirus case in Kinshasa, a Congolese resident from France, the number of patients with coronavirus on the continent has reached 111, according to the news sources.
The situation in Somalia is very worrying. This is the assessment of Dominic Begone, a United Nations expert on food and agricultural economics. The political crisis in Somalia has worsened the situation. Much of the agricultural land in Somalia has been destroyed by locusts.