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Kenyans Seek Less Medical Service Amid COVID-19

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Kenya Seek Less Medical Service Amid COVID-19

New information from Kenya says Kenyans seek less medical service during covid-19 pandemic over safety considerations. There is increasing concern over a majority of Kenyans who are said to have decided against seeking medical attention in hospitals even though their health statuses require them to do so.

The ministry of health disclosed that hospitals have registered a decline in numbers, particularly that of patients requiring surgical services.

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The ministry of health says it is hugely concerned by a decline in number of patients seeking medical services at the various hospitals in an apparent reference to widely circulating fears that medical facilities may not be safe during this period of COVID-19 pandemic.

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Health chief administrative secretary Dr. Mercy Mwangangi has appealed to Kenyans to visit medical facilities despite the covid-19 pandemic for their own good. The health chief administrative secretary also says, all safety guidelines had been put in place to facilitate sound procedures that secure the safety of both the doctors and their patients.

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Kenya has reported more than 30,000 COVID-19 cases after cases shot up in new samples tested. The number of fatalities rose to 482 after more patients succumbed to the virus.

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Tunisian Leader Proposes Death Sentence For Murderers

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Tunisian Leader Proposes Death Sentence For Murderers

Tunisian president Kais Saied has said murderers should be sentenced to death following the rape and killing of a young woman in the north African country.

President Saied told a national security council meeting on Tuesday, “those who commit murder should be sentenced to death.

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The public outrage over the woman’s murder –a 29-year-old Rahma Lahmar, sparked calls for executions to restart. Lahmar, went missing for a few days and her mutilated body was found north of the capital, Tunis, on Friday last week after she had been raped.

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Police say they have arrested a suspect who has since confessed to the killing. Many in the country are calling for the killer to be hanged. Tunisia abolished the death penalty in 1991.

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South African Airways Suspends Operations Over Funding

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South African Airways Suspends Operations Over Funding

South Africa`s national carrier, South African Airways’ operations have been suspended with immediate effect.

SAA administrators said they were putting the struggling state-owned carrier under “care and maintenance” until funding for a restructuring plan was found.

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Some media reports say, this means the airline will not schedule any further flights after completing repatriation flights that have already been scheduled.

The airline was put in bankruptcy protection in December after heavy financial losses in the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation.

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Ivory Coast Lifts Ban On Protests Ahead Of Polls

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Ivory Coast Lifts Ban On Protests Ahead Of Polls

Ivory Coast has lifted a ban on protests. The ban on public demonstrations in the country ends today, Wednesday just as the opposition plans to begin a campaign of civil disobedience against president Alassane Ouattara’s third term bid.

President Ouattara’s candidacy has caused tension in the country and led to protests. At least 10 persons have been killed since riots broke out last month.

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The opposition is demanding changes to the constitutional court, the electoral commission, and the withdrawal of Ouattara’s candidacy. President Ouattara has accused the opposition of scaring the public in order to disrupt the electoral process.

Ivory coast authorities have barred political candidates including former president Laurent Gbagbo and former prime minister Guillaume Soro from running because of previous convictions. Their supporters have condemned the government for excluding them from the presidential election and threatened to hold protests.

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International crisis group has urged the Ivorian authorities to allow former president Laurent Gbagbo and exiled ex-speaker Guillaume Soro to return to the country.

The United Nations special envoy for west Africa -Mohamed Ibn Chambas during a visit to Abidjan last week, urged peaceful elections in ivory coast as the nation prepares to head to the poll in October.

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