Kenya to receive first Covid vaccines next week

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Kenya will receive its first batch of Covid-19 vaccines next week, the cabinet has said.

Frontline health workers, security officers, teachers and vulnerable groups will be vaccinated first.

The government has not detailed which particular vaccine it is acquiring.

The health ministry had early this month said it had sequenced the AstraZeneca vaccine and approved it for use in the country.

Kenya has so far confirmed 105,057 cases of coronavirus, according to data from the health ministry.