Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

top
The widening gap for vaccine supplies between rich and poor countries has led to accusations of "vaccine nationalism"

Capital Health

141 new COVID cases in Kenya as govt rolls out vaccine plan

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 29-The Ministry of Health on Friday reported 141 new COVID-19 cases from a sample size of 5,644 analyzed, raising the total cases in the country to 100,563.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi said from the cases 124 were Kenyans and 17 foreigners, with 71 being females and 70 males.

At the same time, Mwangangi said 64  patients had been cleared of the disease including 20 discharged from hospitals and 44 from the home-based care program raising total recoveries to 83, 821. Deaths stood at 1,753 with no fatality reported Friday.

Mwangangi said Kenya was set to acquire a vaccine which will initially target more than 1 million health care workers and essential providers against COVID-19 disease, between February and June this year.

Kenya hopes to vaccinate 16 million people by end of next year.

She said the vaccines will be a mix of AstraZeneca, Fairfax, Johnson and Johnson, and any other that will be included in the COVAX facility, that is mandated to purchase for member countries.

“This facility is intended to ensure low and middle-income countries have access to these vaccines as they become available,” she said. 

“Most countries have already determined the beneficiaries of the vaccines in order of priority with frontline workers, particularly healthcare workers, security agencies, teachers and those working in the health care sector.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Comments
Advertisement

More on Capital News

World

Washington (AFP), Jun 24 – Abortion rights defenders fanned out across America Saturday for a second day of protest against the Supreme Court’s thunderbolt...

NAIROBI EXPRESSWAY

The crash occurred at the Mlolongo toll station on Saturday shortly before midnight.

World

Oslo (AFP), Jun 25 – Norwegian police have arrested a man suspected of “Islamist terrorism” after two people were killed and 21 wounded in...

World

All 220 lawmakers present gave their blessing to Barre's appointment, and he was then sworn in to office, the parliament speaker said.

LAND REGISTRY REFORMS

Cabinet Secretary for Lands Farida Karoney on Saturday said that the ministry had already gazetted 84,000 land parcels set to migrate to the Land...

EDUCATION

CBC implantation has faced headwinds with the main challenges being lack of adequate infrastructure and teaching personnel trained on the CBC curriculum.

EDUCATION

Although CS Magoha did not cite specific reasons, he alluded to other opportunities including those that may have opted to study abroad.

EDUCATION

Another 5,278 were placed to TVET institutions by choice, the Ministry of Education announced on Saturday.