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Kenya extends curfew, tightens COVID-19 measures

Country stiffens measures to curb spread of COVID-19 inside its borders

Andrew Wasike   | 03.01.2021
Kenya extends curfew, tightens COVID-19 measures

NAIROBI, Kenya

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday extended the nationwide night curfew until March 12.

In an executive order, he announced a 60-day ban on all gatherings except funerals and weddings of up to 150 people.

Kenyatta announced that over the last 24 hours, 124 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed. The tally of cases has climbed to 96,139.

So far, 1,685 people have died due to the disease.

Kenyatta noted that all schools shall ensure that they have adequate hand-washing stations corresponding to their student population, in line with the guidelines issued by the Health and Education Ministries.

“All extra-curricular activities such as sports, drama, music and prize-giving days, involving more than one school remain prohibited for the next 90 days; and all exchange visits between schools shall remain prohibited for the same period."

Schools in Kenya are set to reopen on Jan. 4.

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