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Kenya continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with cases steadily rising each day. The government has locked down a handful of counties including the capital Nairobi and imposed a night-time curfew as part of containment efforts.

This rolling page will continue to give updates on major occurrences as relates to the East African country. You can follow Kenya’s March – April 2020 COVID-19 updates on our earlier page.

Kenya as of May 10 was the fourth most impacted country in the East / Horn of Africa region only behind Djibouti, Sudan and Somalia. Government also rolled out mass testing in virus hot spots, borders remain shut and a ban on public gatherings continues.

July 15: 10,791 cases; KQ resumes local operations

After 99 days, the state carrier’s first commercial passenger flight took off from the capital Nairobi to Mombasa. The KQ602 took off with each passenger wearing a face mask and observing physical distancing from the formalities through to the boarding.

Another flight, KQ655 also flew to Kisumu. Upon touch down in Kisumu;, present to meet the arriving flight was Governor of Kisumu Anyang Nyongo and other stakeholders.

The carrier was one of the most impacted African fliers during the pandemic. Most passenger aircrafts were converted into cargo flights to transport essential supplies and cross-continental produce.

Recoveries as at close of day July 14 has crossed the 3,000 mark. The total recoveries stood at 3,017 whiles deaths also reached 202. The caseload is now at 10,791; the highest in the East and Horn of Africa region.

  • Confirmed cases = 10,791
  • Active cases = 7,572
  • Recoveries = 3,017
  • Number of deaths = 202

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