Covid -19 pandemic has had devastating effects on the health and economy of people across the world. Here in kenya the situation is still dire with many citizens still struggling to come out of the health and financial problems the corona virus plunged them into. The government had moved to cushion workers against the adverse effects of the disease but withdrew the tax reliefs after January leaving Kenyans desperate. Cases of infections are still rising rising and patients are still succumbing to the illness that took the world by storm.
The Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Health Mutahi Kagwe has announced that the COVID-19 vaccine will received in the country from Tuesday next week. This is good news to kenyans who have looked forward to immunization from the deadly virus. Professionals who have categorized as front liners among them;healthcare workers,the police and teachers were to be given priority in the immunization exercise. The Cs has said medical practitioners will be first beneficiaries of the covid 19 vaccine which will afterwards be rolled out to others workers with teachers being targeted as a priority group.
This development comes at a time today the COVID-19 situation in Kenya is still worrying. The CS reported that 325 people have tested positive of the Corona virus from a sample size of 3,282 people tested in the last 24 hours. This brings cases of confirmed positive cases in the country to 105,973. The recoveries today stand at 63 making a cummulative total of recovered patients to 86,678 and fatalities stand at 1,856.
The goverment today through the cabinet secretary for health had announced that the Corona vaccine would arrive in the country by next week Tuesday. The goverment had ordered for about 200 million doses of vaccine to be administered to about 20 percent of the population. The health workers and teachers will benefit from this vaccines that 2will jet in next week. The CS has reiterated its message on the need for Kenyans to adhere to Ministry of Health safety protocols to curb the spread of the Corona virus.
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