Kenya governor under fire after putting Hennessy bottles in coronavirus care packages

first_imgMike Sonko the governor of the Kenyan capital city, Nairobi, included a few small bottles of the cognac, Hennessy, in his COVID-19 care packages.The governor confirmed the news on Tuesday during a news briefing and he  justified the inclusion of alcohol as “throat sanitizer.”“I think from the research conducted by the World Health Organization and various organizations, it has been believed that alcohol plays a major role in killing the coronavirus,” Sonko said in a video.However, the World Health Organization has stated that alcohol does not protect against coronavirus.WHO actually advises people to minimize their consumption of alcohol.Many people are condemning the governor’s actions including Githinji Gitahi, the CEO of Amref Health Africa, a medical nonprofit.Please completely ignore clowning of a major global pandemic taking lives & putting extreme pressure on households. Dump this the way you would dump your used #COVID19 #mask – never to be recovered! @MOH_Kenya needs to condemn this as this is not an ordinary citizen! pic.twitter.com/6Lsu0DXvzV— Dr Githinji Gitahi, MBS (@daktari1) April 15, 2020last_img read more

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Beat writers predict outcome of Syracuse-Connecticut men’s basketball game

first_imgNo. 22 Syracuse (5-2) will face Connecticut (3-4) in Madison Square Garden on Monday at 7 p.m. Here’s how our beat writers think the game will turn out.Connor Grossman (5-2)WoofSyracuse 64, UConn 60This season’s matchup between the two former conference rivals has lost a little bit of its luster. By the time tipoff takes place at Madison Square Garden, Syracuse will likely be without a top 25 ranking affixed to the left of its name. It will be interesting to see how SU responds from a harrowing win over North Florida on Saturday. Tyus Battle should hold onto his starting spot and Jim Boeheim will see if he can extract any life of his bench, headlined by starter-turned-reserve senior Tyler Roberson.Matt Schneidman (6-1)Down and outSyracuse 69, Connecticut 56The Huskies come into Madison Square Garden with severely damaged goods, as Terry Larrier, Alterique Gilbert and Mamadou Diarra are all out for the season with injuries. Before the season this looked like it would be a matchup of top-20 teams, but now it may be a battle of unranked old friends looking to grab a much-needed nonconference win. The Orange capitalizes on the wounded Huskies and rides its new starting lineup to a double-digit win for its sixth win of the season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPaul Schwedelson (6-1)UConn Not WinSyracuse 72, Connecticut 60The Huskies’ fledgling season continues on Monday night at Madison Square Garden. Three Connecticut players already sustained season-ending injuries and UConn has already lost four games. Jim Boeheim tinkered with Syracuse’s lineup against North Florida and Tyus Battle scored 19 in his first career start. With Andrew White playing at forward, the Orange could create matchups. In a return to Madison Square Garden against an old rival, expect SU to continue feeling its way through the nonconference season. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2016 at 10:12 pmlast_img read more

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