Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV)

US President Trump deliberately played down virus

Reading Time: 2 minutes US President Donald Trump knew Covid-19 was deadlier than the flu before it hit the country but wanted to play […]

More recoveries, 271 new cases reported

Reading Time: 2 minutes The country yesterday recorded another 271 new corona cases, raising the total number of positive cases to 30,120. Another 686 […]

Running battles as traders resist closure

Reading Time: 3 minutes There were running battles in various open air markets across the country as police implemented a Ministry of Health directive […]

Isolation the best bet in efforts to stop coronavirus, experts say

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emeka-Mayaka Gekara Chinese authorities announced yesterday plans to lift the mass quarantine on the central province of Hubei, after coronavirus […]

Travellers protest confusion, pricey quarantine hotels

Reading Time: 4 minutes Irene Githinji and George Kebaso Confusion, long days without clear communication at the airport and exorbitant accommodation rates by hotels are […]

Why Kenya is not about to force Covid-19 lockdown

Reading Time: 3 minutes Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) Governor Patrick Njoroge yesterday signalled that the government is not about to impose a lockdown […]

Judiciary employees told to operate from home as pandemic persists

Reading Time: < 1 minute Irene Githinji and Alphonce Mung’ahu The Judiciary yesterday directed its staff to work from home until further notice as part of […]

Medics turn away people with coronavirus symptoms

Reading Time: 2 minutes Harrison Kivisu and Sophie Njoka Medical personnel in Kilifi and Mombasa are now sending away patients with symptoms similar to those […]

State mulls Sh117b Covid-19 package to cushion economy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Zachary Ochuodho @zachuodho Kenya is banking on a Sh116.9 billion ($1.15 billion) short-term facility from global lenders as an emergency […]

Accountants call for tax concessions as pandemic ravages markets

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lewis Njoka @LewisNjoka Accountants are calling on the government to give short-term tax concessions to businesses to cushion them and […]