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Kenya Airways rolls out mass production of protective masks//KBC

The airline is targeting to produce over 1000 masks with a team of four, each working six hours shifts and producing 80 masks per day. This initiative is in support of the Governments efforts to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the country. KQ Group Managing Director and CEO, Allan Kilavuka through a statement said […]

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Major tech platforms say they’re ‘jointly combating fraud and misinformation’ about COVID-19 1//The Verge

A group of the biggest technology companies in the US say they have banded together in a commitment to fight coronavirus-related fraud and misinformation. The group includes Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Reddit, Twitter, and YouTube. All seven companies sent out a joint statement Monday evening announcing the effort. “We are working closely together on COVID-19 […]

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M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Kenya

Kenya’s  largest teleco, Safaricom,  will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The company announced that all person-to-person (P2P) transactions under 1,000 Kenyan Schillings (≈ $10) would be free starting Tuesday for the next 90 days. The move came after Safaricom met with […]

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Kenya raids shop selling ‘fake’ coronavirus testing kits

The Standard newspaper reported that police detained 10 people and locked the facility in the capital, Nairobi in Monday’s raid. The suspects advertised the testing kits online claiming they sold 600, according to officials. “They say that they are left with 400. We want to know who the 600 were sold to,” Daniel Yumbwa, Kenya Medical […]

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A man suffered splitting headaches for years. Turns out, tapeworms were living in his brain

After years of splitting headaches, a Texas man’s long-awaited diagnosis was something out of a Google symptoms search nightmare: The aches were caused by tapeworm larvae that had taken up space in his brain. The cyst of tapeworms could’ve killed him if he had waited any later to seek help, said Dr. Jordan Amadio, a […]