Girl, 12, dies of coronavirus in EuropeA 12-year-old girl is believed to be the youngest person to die in Europe after contracting coronavirus. BISHOPS: We fear corona like the devil - The Nairobian Read Now »Last Wednesday, a 16-year-old girl died in a Paris children's hospital where she was being treated for coronavirus. The 12-year-old girl, whose name was not released, was one of almost 100 people to die in the previous 24 hours, officials announced on Tuesday. It is the death of a 12-year-old girl. He said: "Yesterday, a 12-year-old girl passed away.
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A young Senate sits to discuss Covid-19, sets measure to avoid infectionsThe Senate will resume its sittings on Tuesday (today) afternoon with coronavirus menace forming part of its agenda. And it will be a lean, young house as only 28 young legislators will enter the House for the sittings. “The Senate shall resume sittings on Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 2.30 pm - and a sitting every subsequent week - to prioritise and process legislative measures to cushion Kenyans against the economic effects of this pandemic,” he said. This, the Senate says, will limit the congestion in the Senate Chambers, which would otherwise be risky. SEE ALSO :Senate to rule on Waititu’s removalIt noted “the media and the public shall not be allowed access the Senate Chamber during today's plenary Sitting.
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By PIUS MAUNDUMore by this AuthorMaanzoni Lodge, a meeting and conference facility in Machakos County, has been closed indefinitely for hosting hundreds of youth in breach of government order on public gatherings as Kenya battles to arrest the spread of coronavirus. Sources on Tuesday told the Nation that the young people, most drawn from informal settlements in the capital Nairobi, arrived on Sunday. A standoff ensued at the facility on Tuesday morning as police and the hotel management faced off over the illegal meeting. But through its lawyers, the lodge held that it did not err in hosting the youth. AdvertisementAfter hours of impasse, Machakos County Commissioner Esther Maina stormed the facility and ordered it shut following government directives on Covid-19.
March 31, 2020 11:03 UTC
Covid-19: Hits and misses of State stimulus packageThe Kenyan government has finally given an economic response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The government instituted a stimulus package in the 2009/2010 financial year when Uhuru Kenyatta was the Finance minister. In addition, a rise in oil prices, drought, and the ripple effect of the 2008/2009 global economic crisis also made such an economic stimulus package necessary. SEE ALSO :China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reportedFate has it that it is Uhuru instituting another stimulus package as president but under very different circumstances - a medical emergency. SEE ALSO :Travelers to be screened for ‘Chinese’ coronavirus- GovernmentThese steps are very different from the 2009/2010 stimulus package. The stimulus package is great for those formally employed.
Bye.” De los Angeles called the home immediately. The three voicemails - eerily routine and matter-of-fact - would be de los Angeles’ final connection to her mother. De los Angeles, an only child, aches over not having spoken to her mother before she died. “Absolutely not,” the woman told her, out of concern de los Angeles could be infected. De los Angeles had planned the ceremony for April 4 - the birthday of her father, who died ten years ago.
Kenyan hotels suspend operationsLuxury boutique hotel brand Hemingways Collection has suspended operations in its Nairobi and Masai Mara properties due to the Corona virus pandemic. According to the group’s chair Dicky Evans, keeping the staff and guests safe following the COVID-19 pandemic will be a top priority. On Monday PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort and SPA temporarily suspended operations. “The hospitality industry is experiencing a great hit and an impact to business that will require PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort & SPA to temporarily suspend hotel operations as from 31st, March 2020,” said Mr. Hasnain Noorani. Ann Peggy, PrideInn Paradise General manager, said the hotel has seen a significant decline in reservations.
I miss the coffee dates, the hearty laughs, wind against my face and the white Diani sand in my hand. The view from above, so insane, the chemicals sparked by my love and my postponed plans of the trip to Spain. I like to think of myself as productive, but what's a pandemic without a little laziness? SEE ALSO :China virus cases spike, 17 new infections reportedWhat road have you not walked before searching for bread? Maybe, just maybe, this is the time to rest.
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State can do more on coronavirus fightThe government deserves commendation for coming up with monetary and fiscal packages to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.But this is not enough. These industrialised countries have all adopted a war-like stance in dealing with the health crisis that has morphed into an economic one. After all, the country raised tens of billions of shillings in infrastructure bonds a few years ago. What then is stopping the government from issuing similar but well-structured industrial bonds to kick-start industrialisation in priority areas? SEE ALSO :Factbox: What we know about the new coronavirus spreading in China and beyondAre you suspecting that you have coronavirus?
March 31, 2020 09:56 UTC
Man kills self after quarrel with daughter over foodPolice in Bondo have launched investigations into the death of a 60-year-old man in Bar Kowino sub-location. According to sources, the body of James Awuora was found in his house on Monday. The body was discovered by his 13- year-old daughter who has been staying with him after he separated with his wife a couple of years ago. The old man‘s lifeless body would later be found at around 3pm when the little girl went back to the house. Read Now »The police boss said that the body had been moved to Owens hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.
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The New “Normal”: A food and travel buff’s corona experienceHakuna kanisa leo? here I share some of my ideas, as well as accounts of my two passions: food and travel. But as I had anticipated, her church was also closed and was streaming its services online as well. But as I had anticipated, her church was also closed and was streaming its services online as well. I sensed that they, too, were struggling to sound as enthusiastic as they usually did during church services.
March 31, 2020 09:33 UTC
Mr Dado said the curfew is meant to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic which is spreading all over the world resulting to loss of lives. For those who must work they should work and have protection like sanitisers, then from there you just go to your house,” he said. Mr Dado advised Kenyans to support police, rather than blaming them, so as to enable them do a good job. “The curfew or self-quarantine is not done to please the government but to prevent the pandemic,” he added. Malindi Sub-County Police Commander Vitalis Otieno, who accompanied Mr Dado, said residents have complied with the curfew orders and the majority are now going home early to avoid clashing with the police.
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Over 3,000 of those deaths have occurred in mainland China, where the coronavirus was first reported in the city of Wuhan. The Health Ministry estimates Kenya will have 1,000 coronavirus cases by the first week of April and will have 5,000 cases by mid-April and, potentially, 10,000 cases by April 30. Use a separate bathroom,” it adds.Face masks should be used by sick people when around others and caregivers of those infected with the virus. “If a caregiver or other person needs to clean and disinfect a sick person’s bedroom or bathroom, they should do so on an as-needed basis. You can use this tool https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/covid19/ for self-assessment on coronavirus symptoms.
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For as little as Sh100, you can now have a go at online tradingIn a bid to draw in mass retail investors, Standard Investment Bank (SIB) plans to lower the requirements for online forex trading. The licensed online forex trading money manager currently runs Mansa X, a fund that invests in global online forex markets, where an investor needs to put in a minimum of Sh250,000 for at least six months. SEE ALSO :Beginners’ guide to forex tradingOther than online forex markets, the money manager also gives investors exposure to commodities, precious metals, global stock indices and global single stocks. While Sh100 might seem too low to take to the markets, it adds to Sh100 million when it is pooled. For the longest time, people have assumed that forex trading is full of conmen because people have been losing money,” said Mungai.
March 31, 2020 08:03 UTC
The data from the monitor is relayed to a central monitor located outside the patient’s room to reduce movement. So strained are ICU beds in the country that health workers are warning that some patients who may end up developing critical versions of Covid-19 may not be able to access an ICU. ALREADY LIMPINGBefore the global crisis even began, Kenya’s health system was already limping with few doctors and nurses and even fewer hospital beds per capita. To ease the pressure on public facilities, the Ministry of Health has directed that planned major surgeries which require patients to be put in the ICU should be suspended. The Ministry of Health has also called on private hospitals with specialised ICU wards to help.
March 31, 2020 07:52 UTC
“So I bought some painkillers and gave my daughter and son to take to her at KMTC. Nduta notes that they have taken painkillers countless times to the child but there have not been any improvement whatsoever. Mburu notes that the second day when they arrived at the KMTC they saw the lady again. I saw her at breakfast and the same clothes that she had the previous day were still the same. It is terrible and horrible, this lady needs help, she needs somebody to take care of her not dumping her here,” she said.
March 31, 2020 07:40 UTC