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Isiolo County is consistent in COVID-19 responses

By Salad Malicha Following the outbreak of COVID-19 in Kenya, first reported on 13th March 2020, data-based evidence has shown that the current outbreak in the various counties in Kenya is through the importation of the virus from counties where transmission is ongoing. The role of the county governments in …

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7 more Covid-19 cases traced to first fatality in Isiolo County

Isiolo County has recorded the highest number of new Covid-19 cases per day today. The Dr Mohammed Kuti-led devolved unit has 10 new cases of the global pandemic infections. They are from both Isiolo North and South constituencies. Isiolo Health CECM Wario Galma confirmed to Whispers that 7 of the …

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President Kenyatta postpones Covid review meeting to Monday

A meeting which was called by President Uhuru Kenyatta for Friday to review the impact of the phased re-opening of the economy amid a surge in Covid-19 infections has been pushed back to next week. State House said on Wednesday that the President’s summit with the 47 county chiefs has been …

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Isiolo teacher who died of Covid-19 got infected in Kajiado

When President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the economy early this month, Kenyans were happy that they would travel across the country without restrictions but little did they know the more they will be exposed to the deadly Coronavirus. While the country continues to record big numbers of those infected with the …

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Are American elections pandemic-proof? A state-by-state scorecard

More than four months have passed since the coronavirus hit the United States, changing almost every aspect of how we live. As we write, the virus shows no sign of slowing down, as hot spots move from the northeast to the south and southwest. Public health experts believe that a …

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In East Africa, a Vexing Trifecta of Challenges: COVID-19, Locusts and Floods

This time last year, countries in East Africa were leading the continent in economic growth. Now, much of that progress is at risk as the region faces a dangerous triple threat: torrential rain and flooding, voracious swarms of locusts and the coronavirus pandemic. The three crises are compounding each other’s …

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Equity Foundation, Covid-19 fund give PPE to Isiolo health workers

The National Covid-19 Fund Board in partnership with the Equity Group Foundation has distributed locally manufactured personal protective equipment (PPE) to Isiolo health workers who are dealing with coronavirus patients. The consignment of disposable gowns, surgical and respirator masks, among others, is part of the Sh237 million donations to 68 …

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Isiolo trader wants Sh25m for stigma over Covid-19

A Covid-19 patient in Isiolo has threatened to sue for damages after his  personal information was leaked to public without his consent. Osman Shariff, 62, was the first confirmed case for Covid-19 in the county. Shariff said he faced stigma and massive losses in his businesses after health workers at the …

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Africa & Diaspora: Using Black Lives Matter campaign and Covid to change status quo

When news of COVID-19 reached the non-scientific world, there was panic and surprisingly, hope. Optimists saw this global crisis as an opportunity for people to empathize and connect based on our shared humanity. As heartwarming videos of quarantined Europeans singing on balconies went viral, for a brief moment, this idea …

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The Coronavirus Can Be Airborne Indoors, W.H.O. Says

The agency also explained more directly that people without symptoms may spread the virus. The acknowledgments should have come sooner, some experts said. By Apoorva Mandavilli The coronavirus may linger in the air in crowded indoor spaces, spreading from one person to the next, the World Health Organization acknowledged on Thursday. The W.H.O. …

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