Coronavirus Updates

Government bans uncoordinated distribution of donations

The government has banned the uncoordinated direct distribution of food and non-food donations within communities across the country.

A framework of coordination supervised by Governors and County Commissioners will be the focal point of distribution in counties for individuals, organizations and philanthropic groups wishing to support vulnerable communities.

In Nairobi, donors and well-wishers who wish to contribute have been asked to channel their contributions through the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

In Nairobi, any donors and well-wishers who would like to contribute to the coronavirus response actions, are asked to channel or coordinate their contributions through the Kenya COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

In a statement to the newsrooms, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi cited breach of social distancing guidelines as set out by the Ministry of Health besides creating disorder adding that additional measures will secure the coordination, consolidation, demarcation and distribution of donations in a dignified manner.

These additional measures will secure the coordination, consolidation, demarcation and distribution of donations in a dignified manner to the vulnerable members of our society across the country, based on the already developed needs map, whilst ensuring that the same is rolled out in a transparent and accountable manner.¨Said CS Matiangi.

In Other News – Two-year child tests positive for Coronavirus as Kenya cases hit 191

Two more people including a two-year-old child have tested positive for coronavirus. This now brings to 191 the number of confirmed cases in the country.

Kenya has recorded 24 recoveries after two more patients were discharged from the hospital on Saturday.

Dr Mercy Mwangangi

One is a Kenyan and the other a foreign national from Nairobi and Mombasa counties.

Health CAS Dr Mercy Mwangangi said the two do not have a recent history of travel. “We have managed to test 491 samples. continue reading

Source – KBC

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