Kenya to engage Russia in new Covid-19 vaccine as 15 more die

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The Kenyan government is planning to engage the Russian government in seeking to use its newly developed Covid-19 vaccine.

Health CAS Dr. Mercy Mwangangi says that the engagement will be done by following the protocols in the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

“We definitely will plug in and work with Russia to ensure that the vaccine is safe before we use it,” said Mwangangi in the daily Covid-19 briefings.

Meanwhile 15 more people have died of Covid-19 raising the number of coronavirus deaths to death to 438.

”On a sad note, I wish to announce that we have lost 15 patients,” she said. 11 had underlying conditions. So far, 438 people have died of COVID-19 in Kenya.

497 new cases of Covid-19 were also recorded today,  raising the country’s total to 27,425

Kremlin officials said the country already have an order of 1 billion doses from 20 countries, just hours after announcing the vaccine’s effectiveness in suppressing the virus that has killed over 700,000 people globally and infected more than 20 million. Just over 12 million others have recovered.

All the 47 counties have now confirmed cases of infection with the latest being Samburu.

 

 

 

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