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Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta orders new lockdown to battle COVID-19 infections wave

PUBLISHED: Fri, 26 Mar 2021 12:27:44 GMT

NAIROBI, March 26 (Reuters) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday announced a halt to all movement in the capital Nairobi and four other counties on Friday as the COVID-19 outbreak reached its worst ever stage in East Africa’s richest economy.

In a televised address Kenyatta said a wave of new lockdown measures, including a stricter curfew, the suspension of in-person schooling and the closing of bars in the capital, were essential to fight the COVID-19 spread. (Reporting by George Obulutsa and Maggie Fick; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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