Kenya counts the cost of Covid-19
As Covid-19 cases rise more rapidly in Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced an extension of measures to try contain the virus
On Sunday, one day after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced an extension of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, Kenya announced its biggest daily rise in Covid-19 cases. The 167 new infections brought the total to 2,767, with 84 deaths attributed to the virus.
Since Kenya’s first case was recorded on March 13, the government has put in place various regulations to limit the spread of the virus. It imposed a nationwide 7pm-5am curfew (now shortened to 9pm-4am); prohibited movement into or out of the Nairobi metropolitan area and the counties of Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale; closed schools, hotels, golf clubs and bars; introduced a work-from-home policy; and made it mandatory for anyone entering the country to undergo a 14-day quarantine at their own cost...