Facebook and CNN focus on Together Apart at Ramadan

Facebook is the exclusive partner for a new series across CNN TV and digital platforms about maintaining community and connection during Ramadan. The 10-part series, Together Apart at Ramadan, will highlight how a spirit of togetherness can be maintained virtually. Through a mixture of English and Arabic language content, Together Apart at Ramadan will showcase the continued connection between families, friends and communities during Ramadan, despite the current situation regarding Covid-19, and demonstrate creative ways to keep traditions alive and inspire hope. In collaboration with CNN International Commercial (CNNIC), Facebook will be the exclusive brand partner across…

300 bouquets flowers for Hope sent to UK in Solidarity amid Covid-19

Kenya has sent over 300 bouquets of flowers to London, United Kingdom in a show of solidarity with a country that remains its prime floriculture market amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The consignment was flown by the national carrier Kenya Airways Friday night and received by Flamingo Limited UK. The flowers will be distributed to those in the frontline of combating the pandemic including doctors, nurses and recovering patients and care homes in a campaign dubbed Flowers For Hope. The initiative stems from a committee set up by President Uhuru Kenyatta…

OPPO Kenya Joins The Fight Against Covid-19 By Donating Hand Sanitizers

As the world continues to battle the fast-spreading deadly Coronavirus that has now claimed over 50,000 lives, global electronics giant OPPO Kenya has joined Kenyans in the fight against the virus by donating hand sanitizers. In a statement posted on their Twitter handle, OPPO Kenya says it has donated 1,000 liters of hand sanitizers that “will go way in aiding the efforts towards flattening the curve” of Covid-19. The government, through the Ministry of Health, has been calling on Kenyans of goodwill and well-wishers to join the fight to contain…

COVID-19: African nations with dire emergency human rights issue

In our homes, streets, public places, radio stations, newspapers and international television news channels, everybody is talking about: COVID-19. Maintaining reasonable physical distance and practicing good personal hygiene, such as regularly washing hands and avoiding touching one’s face, are some of the methods advised by governments to help reduce transmission. Governments around the world have responded to COVID-19 by imposing a raft of measures aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19, including restricting freedom of movement, by imposing social distancing in public settings such as shopping malls, trains and churches.…

KBL,Kenya Red Cross Society and Amref Health Africa to aid Kenyan communities

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has partnered with Amref Health Africa (Amref) and Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) for emergency distribution of  135,000 litres of packed sanitizers to frontline health workers and those at high risk of contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The initiative follows the appeal by the Kenyan government for individual well-wishers and corporate organisations to play their part in the fight against the disease. KBL is spending over Kshs 50 million in the programme. KBL engaged certified sanitizer producers to produce 1,000,000 pieces of 100ml sanitisers,…

Diageo Pledges Sanitiser for Front Line Health Workers

• World’s largest distiller in unprecedented global response in the UK, Ireland, the USA, Brazil, Kenya and Australia  • Pledge aimed at protecting front-line healthcare workers and overcome shortages  • Donation of alcohol is enough to produce more than five million bottles of hand sanitiser     Diageo, maker of Johnnie Walker & Smirnoff, has today pledged to enable the creation of more than five million bottles of hand sanitiser, by donating over a million litres of alcohol to manufacturing partners, to help protect front-line healthcare workers in the fight against…

Kenya confirms 4 more cases as Kagwe warns against fake news

The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Kenya has now hit 42. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Sunday announced four more cases even as the country entered the third day of the dusk to dawn curfew. One of the new cases is a Kenyan and the other three are foreigners from the United States of America, Cameroon and Burkina Faso. The CS revealed that in the last 24 hours, a total of 69 samples from suspected cases of coronavirus have been analyzed in our various laboratories: out of those…

Kenya Rapid Response against the spread of COVID in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already helped train 1,500 Kenyan health workers in various health facilities to prepare for just this situation. When the Kenyan Government announced the country’s first case of COVID-19, clinician Jackson Njoroge was already hard at work.  He and his colleagues from the Kenyan Ministry of Health’s Rapid Response Team had already drawn up a list of people who might have come into contact with the first patient.  Now they were rushing to find them. His mission was to find another passenger from the flight that…

More than 15 countries in Africa report COVID-19 cases

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially designated COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. There are now 147 confirmed cases in Africa in 15 countries, and there have been four COVID-19-related deaths. “With COVID-19 officially declared a pandemic, all countries in Africa must act,” said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, “Every country can still change the course of this pandemic by  scaling up their emergency preparedness or response. Cases may still be low in Africa and we can keep it that way with robust all-of-government actions to fight…

How to protect yourself against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the CEO Africa website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following: Wash your hands frequently Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and…