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Covid-19: Uhuru Announces Tougher Measures, Closes Boarders With Tanzania, Somalia

by Musa Abdirahman

President Uhuru Kenyatta Saturday May 16, 2020 announced tougher measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

The head of state in a press conference at State House, Nairobi announced closure of boarders with Tanzania and Somalia.

Only Cargo vehicles will be allowed in and out of the country through the closed boarders. President Kenyatta also announced cessation of movement of people in and out of Tanzania and Somalia.

This follows an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases from the samples tested at the boarders.

On May 13, Twenty-five truck drivers from Tanzania tested positive for Covid-19 at the Namanga border point.

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President Kenyatta also extended the dusk to dawn curfew for another 21 days. The curfew will continue up to June 6, 2020.

The cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Mandera has also been extended up to June 6, 2020.

Kenya on Wednesday declared the border town with Tanzania as a high-risk area. Namanga is a town divided by the Tanzania-Kenya border. It is in Longido District, Tanzania and Kajiado County, Kenya. It is around 110 kilometers from Arusha, Tanzania.

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