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Kenya selected to conduct coronavirus clinical trials

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Kenya has been selected by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct clinical trials of coronavirus vaccine.

Confirming the latest news was Health CAS Mercy Mwangangi who also confirmed to be aware that a total of 21 vaccines of the virus are being devoloped.

She continued by explaining that the whole process will take time and that Kenyans should continue to take precaution in the time being.

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Elaborating on the issue, DG Dr. Patrick Amoth said that the trial process happens in phases with the first one being administered to animals.

It will then be administered to a selected perimeter of people before it is then released to the general population.

Dr. Mercy Mwangangi was speaking as she announced72 new cases of the virus confirmed from 2,711 samples collected.

The 72 news cases saw the total number of cases in the country rise to 1,286 while the number of samples rose to 61,971.

A total of nine people were released after they were confirmed to have recovered bring the total of those who have recovered to 392.

Turkana was latest county to join the list of infected counties with one cases as Nairobi led with 52 cases, Mombasa with 11 as Kiambu and Isolo had 7 and 1 case respectively.

On a sad note, one person died in the last 24 hours due to the virus bringing the number of fatalities to 52.

Kenyans have been urged to take up healthy foods as preventive measure against the virus as studies show health bodies are rarely attacked.


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