BARCELONA – As the coronavirus began spreading quickly around the world, the Green Climate Fund, which backs developing-world projects to tackle climate change, relocated a board meeting this month from its headquarters in virus-hit South Korea to Switzerland. But at the opening of the three-day gathering in Geneva, France’s delegate warned that holding the face-to-face meeting was too risky and “a mistake”. The following week, three people who attended – two of the fund’s staff,…"Coronavirus Sparks Soul-searching Over Travel-heavy Climate Diplomacy"
The government has confirmed eight more cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of people infected to 15. Out of the 8 cases, five are Kenyans while three are foreign nationals, a Mexican and two from French. Giving an update on the country situation on Sunday evening, Health Cabinet Secretary(CS), Mutahi Kagwe said all the eight who were aged between 20 and 57 came from abroad via Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) between March 4th…"Government Confirms 8 More Cases Of Corona, Institutes Tough Measures"
NAIROBI, 23rd March 2020, (PSCU) — President Uhuru Kenyatta today announced the approval of Google Loon Services in Kenya to enable universal 4G data coverage in the country. He said the approval was in line with Government’s measures to respond to the disruptions caused by the global Coronavirus pandemic that has seen many people work from home to avoid contracting the respiratory illness. “In that regard, and to foster communication and enable Kenyans to retain…"Kenya Approves Roll Out Of Google Loon 4G To Mitigate Coronavirus Work Disruptions"
A Chief from Kabartonjo division in Baringo North sub-county has cautioned parents against letting their children congregate for plays in villages saying schools closure over coronavirus was not a holiday. The Saimo location, Chief Benson Amdany Sumukwo noted that he was much disturbed to see most children in his location play from morning to evening as parents left them on their own especially at this critical moment of the deadly coronavirus in which eight more…"School Closure Over Corona Not A Holiday, Says Baringo Chief"
ACCRA – As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, more and more people are relying on e-commerce to get what they need so they can practice social distancing. Businesses across West Africa are also seeing a boost in their online sales, though as experts say due to the digital divide, not everyone will have access. Founder of Big Samps Market in Ghana, Elselund Ewudzie-Sampson has seen a drastic increase in demand since the pandemic. Her business does market shopping and delivery. However, she…"E-commerce Increases Across West Africa as COVID-19 Sweeps the World"
A number of Matatu Saccos operating within Murang’a County have adhered to directive by Health Ministry to ferry the stipulated maximum number of passengers at any given time. A spot check by KNA, reveals that most of the 14 seater matatus which ply Murang’a – Nairobi route have reduced passengers to eight but hiked fare to more than 50 percent. The Management of the Murang’a Shuttle Sacco, said the increase in charges was aimed at…"Matatu Saccos In Murang’a Adhere To Directives To Contain Spread Of Covid-19"