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Kenya Received AstraZeneca Doses From UK At JKIA

Kenya receives 410, 000 more does of AstraZeneca doses as the positivity rate of infection has reduced from 18 percent to 15.6 percent

410 000 doses being offloade in the JKIA in Nairobi on Sartuday from the UK
410 000 doses being offloade in the JKIA in Nairobi on Sartuday from the UK

KDRTV NEWS: Kenya has made a significant positive step in enhancing the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. 

The country on Sartuday July 31 received a consignment of 410, 000 AstraZeneca doses from the UK.

Top government officials from the Ministry of Health led by CAS Mercy Mwangangi received the consignment at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.

The addition of move vaccines is expected to beef up Kenya`s fight against the pandemic.

READ ALSO: Inside President Uhuru Goodies Bag From Uk

The CAS thanked the government of the UK on behalf of Kenya.

“Our capacity for vaccine deployment remains robust. As is common knowledge our efforts have been greatly affected by supply constraints. When we receive donations like these from friends and well-wishers, it’s a deserved shot in the arm for our vaccination efforts,” Mwangangi said

President Uhuru Kenyatta had announced that his administration is working round the clock to vaccinated at least 10 million Kenyans before Christmas this year and 26 million people by end of next year.

Kenya is also expecting receiving 1, 760, 000 doses of Pfizer from the government of the United States.

Other countries that have promised to give more doses to Kenya include Greece, 235 000, and Lativia, 55, 000 doses.

The arrival of the UK doses happens when President Kenyatta is meeting UK PM Boris Johnson in Britain.

President Uhuru Kenyatta is on his three-day trip to London to discuss the funding of global education as well as negotiating with the UK government of areas of common interests with the government of Kenya.

President Uhuru Kenyatta had signed two deals with the UK government meant to enhance the Kenyan health sector.

For instance, qualified Kenyan medics are now cleared to work in the UK.

So far Kenya has registered 2, 132, 355 positive cases of Covid-19 as of Saturday, July 31.

The country`s fatality rate now stands at 3931 after five more patients died on Saturday.

READ ALSO: Uhuru Given Tough Condition In UK Before Meeting PM Johnson

However, the positivity rate has slightly reduced from 18 percent to 15.6 percent on Saturday.

This comes a day after the Ministry of Health reviewed curfew hours in the Nyanza and Western province which will now start at 10 pm and end at 4 am just like the rest of the country.

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