Kenya Confirms Presence of New Covid-19 Variants

Kenya's health ministry has reportedly confirmed that they have identified Covid-19 variants, first detected in South African and the UK. The news follows reports that at least three counties have no functional ICU and Covid-19 isolation centres, with most of these facilities in "prepared regions" being in a poor state, dysfunctional, or are lacking staff. Amid rising Covid-19 infections and deaths in some counties, Nairobi is already experiencing bed shortages. Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman has said Kenyans should expect a rise in cases as the third Covid-19 wave gains momentum. As of March 24, 2021 Kenya recorded 123,167 Covid-19 cases, 90,586 recoveries, and 2,048 deaths.

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A health worker receives the jab at Marimanti Sub-County Hospital (file photo).

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