Months into the novel coronavirus outbreak, world leaders are pushing their responses to the pandemic to the brink, with a 7PM – 5AM curfew and movement restrictions afoot in Kenya, an unprecedented state of emergency declared in Ethiopia, Hungary, and Japan telling its citizens to avoid a third of the world.
The confirmed number of new cases continued to swell on Wednesday.
Wednesday 15 April, 2020
JUST IN: President Trump announces he would halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization pending a review of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/jSWNX3hj4c— TV 47 KENYA (@TV47KE) April 14, 2020
Kenya’s confirmed cases stand at 216. Globally, 2,014,046 cases have been confirmed. Deaths stand at 127,595 and 491,841 people have recovered from the virus.
Out of over 800 samples tested today, 9 more #Covid19 cases have been confirmed in Kenya, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 225.
There are 10 death and 53 recoveries.
Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. Their work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organization can replace them. The world needs @WHO now more than ever.— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 15, 2020
Thursday 16 April, 2020
#KomeshaCorona update in the last 24 hours;— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) April 16, 2020
✔️conducted 704 tests,
✔️ 9 persons have tested positive for Coronavirus
✔️ 234 total number of positive cases
✔️53 persons have turned negative & discharged from hospital.
✔️8.5B KES released to the elderly & vulnerable individuals under the Cash Transfer Programme run by the ministry of @LabourSPKE for the months ahead.— Ministry of Health (@MOH_Kenya) April 16, 2020
✔️500M KES, in arrears, have also been released to persons with severe disabilities.#KomeshaCorona update
Friday 17 April, 2020
Mainland China reported on Friday that new confirmed cases of the coronavirus fell to a two-week low, as infections involving travellers arriving from abroad sharply fell. – REUTERS
China recorded 26 new cases of the coronavirus in the mainland on Thursday, down from 46 cases a day earlier, according to the National Health Commission.
That was the lowest daily total since April 3.
Of the new cases on Thursday, 15 were imported infections, the lowest since March 17.
The remaining 11 confirmed cases were locally transmitted infections, down from 12 a day earlier.
#COVID19KE UPDATE: Out of the 450 samples tested today, 12 have turned out positive. 5 are hotel workers and 4 are from contact tracing, as Kenya Airways delivers a consignment of medical supplies from China. https://t.co/cnpe5rdBzn pic.twitter.com/eQviAigYvp— TV 47 KENYA (@TV47KE) April 17, 2020