President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered all-day primary and secondary schools closed effective, Monday, March 16, 2020, in bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

President Uhuru also announced two more cases of the deadly virus bringing total number of cases to three.

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Uhuru further urged employers to allow their staff to work from home.

The head-of-state urged universities and other tertiary colleges to be closed by Wednesday, March 18.

The President also cautioned Kenyans against spreading misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic, saying such information could lead to panic.

“We have set necessary containment and treatment protocols across the country,” said President Kenyatta.

Further:

Government has suspends travel for all persons coming to Kenya from countries with reported coronavirus cases.

Only Kenyan residents and foreigners with resident permits will be allowed in the country; they’ll be required to self-quarantine effective 48 hours.

All persons who have come to Kenya within the last 14 days must self-quarantine and must present themselves to the nearest facilities should they exhibit any symptoms.

In order to avoid risk of transmission through cash, we encourage digital transactions.

Avoid congregating in places of worship, funerals. Restrict gatherings to immediate family. Avoid shopping malls and minimise congestion in public transport.

Hospitals and shopping malls encouraged to provide soap and water and sanitiser to ensure that their premises are regularly sanitised.

President Uhuru’s directive comes shortly after Supreme Court President David Maraga announced the Judiciary had scaled down for period of two weeks starting Monday, March 16, CJ David Maraga says.

Maraga further directed hearing and mention of all civil cases and courts to hear only matters certified urgent.

 

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