EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Coronavirus antibody test a ‘positive development’

May 2020 BBCNews; A test to find out whether people have been infected with coronavirus in the past has been approved by health officials in England. Public Health England said the antibody test, developed by Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche, was a “very positive development”. The blood test looks for antibodies …

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KENYA: SRC approves allowances for healthworkers

May 2020 theStandard; Health workers will now receive medical emergency allowance and benefits after Salaries and Remuneration Commission approved distribution of funds. In a letter written to the commission by the Council of Governors and Ministry of Public Service and Gender, both institutions had requested payment of allowances to health …

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KENYA: Health workers extend strike notice to Monday

April 2020 theStandard; Health workers now say they will issue fresh strike notice on Monday next week, to protest unfavourable working conditions. The seven-day ultimatum that had been issued expires today and the union leaders now say they have extended an olive branch to the government to engage them appropriately …

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Kemri out of testing kits, 30,000 deaths projected

The country has run out of essential screening and testing equipment even as the government projects a worst-case scenario of as many as 30,000 Covid-19 deaths. At least Sh790 million is needed to restock the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri).edica Kemri– the crucial agency at the centre of screening, testing …

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