STATE DEPARTMENT – The United States is “considering all options” to help citizens return home from countries that have suspended air travel or closed their borders to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Thousands of Americans are said to be stranded abroad and are desperate to return to the United States amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. “As of March 23, we estimated the number of U.S. citizens currently seeking assistance with repatriation to be roughly 13,500,” a State Department official said. On Tuesday, a senior official said…"More Charter Flights, Diplomat Evacuations Amid COVID-19 Pandemic"
The Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTTH) has suspended patient visitation with immediate effect due to rising cases of COVID 19. In a notice issued Wednesday, the hospital management stated, “Due to the increased instances of COVID-19, patient visitation will not be allowed from 24th March 2020 as a precautionary measure until further notice.” While apologizing for any inconvenience caused, the hospital management said the move was necessary to curb any possible spread of the…"MTRH Suspends Patient Visitation Over Increased Instances Of COVID 19"
The Murang’a County Commissioner (CC), Mohammed Barre on Monday warned residents who are ignoring directives aimed at containing spread of coronavirus of dire consequences. Barre noted with concern that some residents are still attending burials and other social gathering without taking laid down precautions. Since last week, he said, security officers were forced to disperse several burial gatherings which were attended by more people than the number required. “It’s clear that the government has said…"Murang’a Residents Warned Of Defying Directives To Contain Covid-19"
As the coronavirus reported cases continue to increase in the country and the reality over the pandemic hits the grassroots, the business community in Chuka town is no longer adamant to directives by the government to curb the spread of the deadly disease. A spot check by KNA in Chuka town has revealed that matatus, open air market traders, hotels and virtually all bar operators have heeded to the government directives announced by Health Cabinet…"Chuka Traders Adhere To Government Directives"
All open air markets in the entire Kwale County have been ordered closed on Tuesday to avert spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The county authorities said open-air markets and market days remain suspended in a bid to adhere to the national government’s directive that people should maintain social distancing of at least one-meter to curtail the spread of the virus. The coastal county has confirmed its first coronavirus case of a foreign national on…"Open Air Markets Closed As Kwale Reports One Coronavirus Case"
A member of Siaya county assembly has called on the county government to suspend operations in the wake of reports that a Priest who presided over a funeral service in the area had tested positive to Coronavirus. The Central Alego MCA, Leonard Oriaro said both the Executive and Siaya county assembly need to take precautionary measures and send their staff to work from home to curb the spread of the virus. The MCA’s call comes…"Emergency Response Team Strives To Trace Contacts Of COVID-19 Infected Priest Who Tested Positive"