Kenya imposes curfew on capital, Nairobi, over surge in COVID-19

By Emeka Nze

Kenya has locked down its capital, Nairobi, and ordered closure of all schools, including universities over rising cases of coronavirus.  Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta, ordered the closure and cessation of all movement into and out of the capital Nairobi and four other counties following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Beginning midnight Friday, nobody will be allowed to move into and out of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties.

The president also ordered a revision of curfew hours for the five counties from 8pm-4am. The rest of the country will continue observing the 10pm to 4am timing.

He also ordered the closure of schools and universities, with the exception of students undergoing examinations.


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