Kenya stops the private importation of COVID-19 vaccines

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya has ordered an immediate suspension to the private importation of coronavirus vaccines, citing fears that otherwise counterfeit inoculations would get into the country. The National Emergency Response Committee said the move is meant to ensure transparency and accountability in the process of vaccinations. Private health facilities have been charging about $80 apiece for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, while the government is giving out free AstraZeneca vaccines. Also Saturday, Kenya made it mandatory for all passengers originating from or transiting through U.K. airports to undergo 14 days of quarantine at their own expense at a government facility.