Inside Uhuru’s grand plan to avoid total Covid-19 lockdown

What you need to know:

  • Cabinet resolves that country is not ready for national shutdown, for fear it would paralyse economy and trigger political and social chaos.

  • Government considering ‘localised’ lockdowns and will undertake a density mapping to find out who lives where and how they can be provided with food, water and security.

On the day the Kenyan shilling plunged to its lowest level against the US dollar in nine years, the government on Thursday came up with an elaborate plan to fight the spread of the coronavirus while avoiding a national lockdown that could sent the country into its worst recession.

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