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Businesses across the region are racing to pick up the pieces after six months of Covid-19 restrictions, setting the stage for economic recovery and a rise in employment.  Restaurant and bar owners can breathe a sigh of relief after President Uhuru Kenyatta lifted a ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks, bringing life back to this sector. Tanzania has already re-opened all its businesses and Uganda is set to resume international flights from October 1. According to a survey conducted by the East African Business Council, EAC partner states are expected to lose more than U.S.$54 billion of local tourism spend for 2020. Hours after Uganda’s announcement, RwandAir said it would  resume operations at Entebbe International Airport on October 1.

  • Public health officials assisting in the burial of Covid-19 victims, will no longer be required to wear full white hazmat suits as has been the case in the last six months. Family … Read more »

  • Rwanda’s bi-monthly mass physical sports exercise and car-free day were among activities which were suspended in March 2020, to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic after … Read more »

  • At least 1.2 million learners are to return to school as President Yoweri Museveni’s administration further relaxed Covid-19 restrictions. “We have decided to reopen schools for … Read more »

  • This is after the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority included Tanzania among states and territories whose travellers into the country will be exempt from quarantine. Earlier, … Read more »

  • Strict rules for the burial of Covid-19 victims will be relaxed to allow families accord their loved ones decent sendoff, the health ministry has announced. The ministry has … Read more »

Kenya Airways maiden flight landed in Kisumu on July 15 on resumption of flights after Covid-19 break.