Uhuru declares curfew in war on coronavirus

Burma Market in Nairobi is disinfected to prevent the spread of coronavirus, on March 25, 2020. PHOTO | SILA KIPLAGAT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Enforcement has been largely left to counties to effect shutdowns on markets and non-essential businesses in urban centres.
  • The US and Europe have protested that such actions are placing the global economy at the risk of collapse and that there are better ways to deal with the pandemic.

As a third of the world went into lockdown, the Kenyan government was at a crossroads.

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