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Kenyan president halts movement in areas affected by the coronavirus

Reuters , Monday 6 Apr 2020
Workers of the Nairobi City County Government queue while observing social distancing to collect letters of redeployment by the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS), amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nairobi, Kenya April 6, 2020. ( Photo:Reuters )

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered a halt to all movement in parts of the country affected by the new coronavirus, including capital Nairobi.

"The cessation of movement within the Nairobi metropolitan area shall be for an initial containment period of 21 days with effect from 7 p.m. Monday the 6th of April 2020, that is today," Kenyatta said in a televised address.

Kenya has reported 158 coronavirus cases and six deaths

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