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Kenya to Hire 6,000 Health Workers to Fight Virus Pandemic

Volunteers prepare boxes with food and other basic goods to be delivered in the slums in Nairobi, Kenya on March 28.

Volunteers prepare boxes with food and other basic goods to be delivered in the slums in Nairobi, Kenya on March 28.

Photographer: Luis Tato/AFP via Getty Images

Kenya is set to hire 6,000 health workers to help fight the coronavirus outbreak, according to Health Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.

Of these, 5,000 will be deployed to counties, and 1,000 will remain at the national hospitals, Kagwe said at a media briefing on Thursday. “We hope to complete” the hiring “by Wednesday next week,” Kagwe said.