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Coronavirus ruled out in man’s death at city hospital, Government says



A man who died at a Nairobi hospital after exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms was not infected, the government has said.

A statement from Government Spokesperson Colonel (Rtd) Cyrus Oguna confirmed that the man, who is said to have arrived in the country from India, did not die from the virus.

It was suspected that he either had swine flu, as there is an outbreak in India, or Covid-19.

A statement from the government spokesperson’s office said that so far no case of coronavirus had been confirmed in the country.

“Last evening, one suspected case (now deceased), was investigated at MP Shah but turned negative on testing for Covid-19,” the statement read.

The deceased, whose identity has been concealed, was aged 56.

This is as the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed the elderly and persons with existing medical conditions as those at high risk of being infected by the coronavirus (covid-19).

Individuals with heart, lung or kidney diseases, says CDC, are among those at high risk of contracting the virus.

“As people age, their immune systems change, making it harder for their body to fight off diseases and infection,” says CDC in its update on Sunday.

It adds: “Many older adults are also more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness.”

Kidney failure and pneumonia, which are common among the elderly, are some of the symptomatic diseases associated with coronavirus.

This data can be confirmed with the numbers in Italy, where 148 deaths have been reported majority being individuals aged above 65.

It could also be one of the reasons China is grappling with the virus, away from the fact that the virus originated there, as China has a rapidly ageing population, standing at over 123 million. As at yesterday, the virus had affected over 100,000 persons according to the World Health Organisation, with over 3,500 deaths.

Some 60,905 persons had also recovered from the infection.

WHO in a statement, said China and other affected countries have demonstrated that the spread of the virus can be slowed and impact reduced through the use of universally applicable actions.

Apart from equipping a 120-bed capacity at Mbagathi Hospital in Nairobi, the government has also trained 615 health workers in readiness for any eventuality.

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He is a very dangerous man! Sonko’s daughter accuses senator of attempting to kill her



Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip and Saumu Mbuvi, daughter of former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, have announced their separation following wrangles and disagreement.

The reports were fuelled by photos and videos of Senator Loitiptip hanging out with a female friend.

Saumu, on Instagram, announced that the two have separated, claiming that she has undergone domestic violence under Loitiptip.

“These are the things he did to me,” wrote Saumu, in one of her photos showing a swollen face and bruised lips.

“He almost killed me. I will forever fight for women to stand for their rights. Never allow a man to be violent to you.”

She also claimed that the senator had neglected their child, leaving Saumu as the primary caregiver.

Loitiptip told that Saumu shared her father’s traits and was suffering from bipolar disorder, threatening to expose her past to prove his claim.

The two have been dating for months and at one point planned to get married. However, Sonko’s daughter clarified that the two had split before officiating their union.

“Wedding date confirmed,” she captioned a picture of herself and the senator in June 2020.

Her previous relationship with businessman cum politician Ben Gatu also ended after she accused him of being violent.

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US raises alarm over Covid-19 cases surge in Tanzania



The US government has revealed that there are significant cases of Covid-19 in Tanzania.

This is just a week after it advised its citizens against travelling to the East African country.

“The US Embassy is aware of a significant increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since January 2021,” the Embassy said.

In a Health alert, the US said the practice of Covid-19 mitigation and prevention measures remains limited.

The Tanzanian government has not released aggregate numbers on Covid-19 cases or deaths since April 2020.

“Healthcare facilities in Tanzania can become quickly overwhelmed in a healthcare crisis. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for emergency medical care,” US said.

The Department of State’s travel advisory level for Tanzania is Level 3.

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention says that travellers should avoid all travel to Tanzania.

The Embassy continues to recommend that all individuals take caution in day-to-day activities.

President John Magufuli assured the 58 million inhabitants that they need not worry about observing Covid-19 preventative measures.

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Siwachii wezi! Uhuru vows not to leave the country to thieves in 2022



President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday made a surprising stop to lecture Nairobi residents after finishing his engagement at the National Cargo Deconsolidation Centre (NCDC-Nairobi).

The Head of State said he was angry at Nairobians for being against the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill stating that the report has given Nairobi more constituencies.

“If we have a BBI that says the people of Nairobi will have more constituencies and if it’s bursaries a child in Mathare who today receives Ksh500, how will that child study up to university level,” President Kenyatta said.

“But there is another child who gets Ksh100,000 in Busury per year is that right?… BBI is not for helping Raila or Uhuru it is for you,” he continued.

Uhuru went on to disclose that he has no plans to rule after his term is over and his interest is in finishing the job that Kenyans elected him to do.

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