Published On: Sun, Mar 29th, 2020

Kenya Briefing – Corona Virus

Today is the 16th day since Kenya confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). We bring you key updates from the Nation’s special coverage team. You can subscribe to this newsletter directly here and track the pandemic here.


Yesterday, Kenya reported seven new confirmed cases of Covid-19, all in Nairobi. To date in the country, 833 people have been tested for the disease, 38 have been confirmed positive, one has died and one has recovered.


Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Saturday said the country’s trend of increasing cases of Covid-19 is “not a healthy one” and he reiterated the need for the public to adhere to measures the government has taken to curb the spread of the virus.


Yesterday, there was uproar about how police officers had violently executed the curfew order on Friday. Some rights groups called for civic education for the police and the public.


In Uganda the number of people who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus increased from 18 to 23 on Saturday.


Globally, yesterday, Italy, announced 889 new Covid-19 deaths, pushing it past the 10,000 mark despite a 16-day lockdown. Spain added 832, as Madrid officials said the epidemic seemed to be nearing a peak. And Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened after more than two months of near total isolation.


As this pandemic develops, the Nation continues to bring you factual and insightful reporting that shows how it is affecting Kenya and other parts of the world.


Source: Daily Nation

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