Batuk military base on lockdown amid new virus fears

Batuk training

Soldiers climb into a military truck during a simulated military exercise of the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (Batuk), together with the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), at the ol-Daiga ranch in Laikipia County.

Photo credit: Tony Karumba | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Following the discovery of the cases, Colonel Paul Gilby, the Batuk garrison commander, ordered 48 hours of “enhanced isolation” which will also affect about 550 Kenyans working at the Batuk’s Nyati Barracks.

A British military base in Nanyuki was placed on total lockdown on Monday after fears spread that soldiers who arrived in the country last week might have come with the new variant of the coronavirus.

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