Prof. Omu Anzala

UoN expert: There is a ray of hope for Kenya in COVID-19 fight

The Ministry of Health (MoH) announced the first case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Kenya on 13th March, 2020.

MoH went ahead and came up with projections of the COVID-19 cases in the country and announced precautionary measures to curb the spread of the disease.

Coronavirus: UoN researchers join global search for vaccine

Researchers from the University of Nairobi (UoN) have joined the world in search for a coronavirus (covid-19) vaccine as countries grapple with the pandemic.

The disease has so far killed more than 14,500 people globally with 340,066 confirmed cases in 192 countries and territories.

UoN hosts forum to enlighten the masses on coronavirus

A team of experts from the University of Nairobi held a public forum to enlighten the masses on the deadly coronavirus that has killed 4,900 and infected 132,000 people globally.

The experts drawn from different fields reiterated the need for personal hygiene to stay protected from the new coronavirus that was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

VIDEO: Corona virus demystified by UoN experts

Prof. Omu Anzala and Dr. Moses Masika both from KAVI Institute of Clinical Research (KAVI-ICR) have outlined helpful measures that can be undertaken to reduce the risk of corona virus outbreak in Kenya.

According to Prof. Anzala there is no vaccine for the virus that has so far killed more than 3000 people globally.

“There is no vaccine for corona virus, the nearest we are drug development,” Prof. Anzala says.