Filter for Kenya Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-09-01 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools to reopen in September.
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2020-06-17 Out Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Restaraunts are instructed to have thermo-guns at the entrance of the premises to screen clients for temperature; Provide handwashing stations & soap at the entrance for clients.; Provide sanitizers in strategic places at the facilities; ensure that every client entering the establishment wears a face mask; ensure all food handlers wear face masks.; ensure provision for social and physical distancing; ensure all restaurant workers are tested.
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Kenya has launched Home Based Isolation & Care Guidelines, for Patients with COVID-19.
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2020-06-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of moment into and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old town in Mombasa ends tomorrow
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2020-06-07 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of moment into and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi and Old town in Mombasa ends tomorrow
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2020-06-07 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended a nationwide overnight curfew by another 30 days
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2020-06-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
The ban on all forms of gatherings including political and social gatherings is extended for a further 30 days
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2020-06-06 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Nationwide curfew extended for a further 30 days as well as closure of bars
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2020-06-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Kenya has reduced taxes to enhance affordability of all products by reducing VAT from 16% to 14%, & increased the earnings & purchasing power of all employees by reducing PAYE
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2020-05-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The president announced the roll out of an 8-Point Economic Stimulus Programme, amounting to a total of Ksh 53.7 Billion. The 8 focus areas are: infrastructure; education; SMEs; health; agriculture; tourism; manufacturing.
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2020-05-22 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The National Government has committed to support County Governments recruit 5,000 communiity support workers in order to enhance their human resource capacity.
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2020-05-20 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The gvmt has extended cessation of movement in and out of Eastleigh in Nairobi until Saturday, the 6th June 2020
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2020-05-20 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Malls, eateries, restaurants to remain closed and hawking prohibited until Saturday 6th June
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2020-05-20 In Public health measures: Testing policy
the country has put in place measures to ensure that the truck drivers are tested on time prior to their journey and receive a repeat test 14 days later
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2020-05-17 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Cargo vehicles entering Kenya will be subjected to mandatory COVID-19 testing and drivers will be granted entry only if test results are negative.
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2020-05-17 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
There will be cessation of movement of persons & passengers into and out through Kenya-Tanzania, & Kenya-Somalia border except for cargo, beginning midnight
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
The cessation of movement into and out of the Nairobi Metropolitan area and the counties of Kilifi, Kwale and Mombasa that are currently in force shall be extended for a further containment period of 21 days
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2020-05-16 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Kenyan president announced a 21 day extension of the nationwide dusk to dawn curfew. Up til 6th June.
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Four East African States (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan) agreed to enforce digital surveillance and tracking system to monitor truck drivers and crews of cross border cargo drivers to help curb covid-19 spread.
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2020-05-12 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Kenyan health authorities have announced that all patients being admitted to hospitals will have to be tested for coronavirus, to ensure that health workers are protected from infections when handling patients in hospitals,
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Kenyan gvmt has decided not to charge for businesses applications for permits declaring approval of meeting covid-19 standards.
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2020-05-11 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Ministry of health has launched a WhatsApp BOT facility, a simple self-diagnostic tool to provide information on Covid-19 as requested.
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2020-05-11 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Kenyan gvm has also decided to reduce the fees for testing of staff by 75%, which is a requirement for businesses.
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2020-05-09 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
Kenya to begin mass testing in prisons across the country.
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2020-05-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Kenya’s government says it will now start covering the costs of people sent into quarantine because they are suspected of having coronavirus. The move is aimed at encouraging more people to come forward for testing.
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2020-05-06 In Public health measures: Testing policy
All truck drivers going to neighbouring countries have to be tested 48hrs before departure. This applies to drivers coming from other countries. Certificate must be renewed every 14 days; CS Transport James Macharia.
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement in & out of Eastleigh in Nairobi, & Old town in Mombasa, effective 7pm, today for the next 15 days
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2020-05-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement in & out of Eastleigh in Nairobi, & Old town in Mombasa, effective 7pm, today for the next 15 days
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2020-05-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Eateries, markets within Eastleigh in Nairobi, & Old town in Mombasa should be shut down.
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2020-05-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Eateries & markets within Eastleigh in Nairobi, & Old town in Mombasathe two areas should be shut down.
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2020-05-06 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Only essential services - loading & off-loading will remain at the Port of Mombasa. Number of employees working has been reduced.
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2020-05-04 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools due to reopen on the 4th of May are to remain closed in Kenya for another month
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2020-04-29 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
All movemend in and out of Dadaab refugee camp will be prohibited as of 29th April.
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2020-04-29 In Lockdown: Lockdown of refugee/idp camps or other minorities
All movemend in and out of Kakuma refugee camp will be prohibited as of 29th April.
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Kenya’s health minister has allowed restaurants to reopen and issued guidelines that must be adhered to when offering services. Staff must undergo covid-19 testing before restaurants can be reopened. Opening times will be between 05:00 and 16:00 to allow workers to get home before curfew (19:00). Certification to open must be obtained from the public health offices in the counties.
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2020-04-26 In Public health measures: Testing policy
Testing of truck drivers to start immediately at all border crossing points
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
National Security Council sanctioned the extension of a nationwide dusk-to-dawn curfew for an additional 21 days.
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement into and out of Kilifi county has been extended for a further period of 21 days
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement into and out of Kwale county has been extended for a further period of 21 days
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement into and out of Mombassa county has been extended for a further period of 21 days
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Cessation of movement into and out of Nairobi county has been extended for a further period of 21 days
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2020-04-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Extension of the cessation of movement into and out of counties with high incidences of Covid-19 by a further 21 days.
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2020-04-22 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
21-day ban on movement in Mandera County effective immediately in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). As such, all road, rail, and air transport in and out of the affected areas will be suspended. The transport of food and cargo will be allowed to continue. Authorities have warned that stricter measures may be implemented if necessary.
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All those who break the curfew rules will be assumed to have been in contact & will hence be taken to quarantine places for 14 days
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2020-04-15 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
People not wearing face masks in public will be fined 20,000 Kenyan shillings ($190; £150) or face a six-month jail term, starting on Wednesday.
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2020-04-09 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Governor Ali Roba announced a 30-day lockdown on Mandera County to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) following the confirmation of two cases there. all public transportation including inter-ward, inter-sub county, and movement between villages is suspended with immediate effect, though exceptions will be made for those transporting food.
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2020-04-09 In Public health measures: Psychological assistance and medical social work
Hotlines have been established for people with preexisting mental health conditions who require psychiatric review, psychological support, medication refill & emergency admission during #covid19kenya.
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2020-04-08 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The National COVID19 taskforce has allocated a fleet of buses to facilitate movement of healthcare workers to and from KNH & IDU Mbagathi, a move that will minimize covid19 exposure to both the staff and the general public
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
There will be a cessation of movement by road, rail or air, in and out of Kilifi for an initial containment period of 21 days; with effect from 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020. These additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., in the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
There will be a cessation of movement by road, rail or air, in and out of Mombassa for an initial containment period of 21 days; with effect from 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020. These additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., in the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.
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2020-04-08 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
There will be a cessation of movement by road, rail or air, in and out of Kwale for an initial containment period of 21 days; with effect from 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020. These additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., in the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Starting today, all salon and barbershop operators must wear masks when attending to clients and must have hand sanitizers
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2020-04-07 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closure of all golf clubs, sporting clubs and walking fields
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Testing policy
testing of all health workers & medical staff including those in private hospitals, rapid response teams & staff
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Reduction of the VAT from 16% to 14%, effective 1st April,2020; Reduction of the turnover tax rate from the current 3% to 1% for all Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs);
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2020-04-06 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
All Kenyans are required to wear a mask when in public areas
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
offenders of Public transport rules will be charged in a court of law, in line with the Public Health Act, for deliberately spreading coronavirus. They will have their licenses suspended and vehicle bonded.
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2020-04-06 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Gvmt is giving tax relief of 100% for people earning gross monthly income of up to Ksh. 24,000 and reduction of Top Income Tax Rate (Pay-As-You-Earn) from 30% to 25%;
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2020-04-06 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
There will be a cessation of movement by road, rail or air, in and out of Nairobi Metropolitan Area for an initial containment period of 21 days; with effect from 7:00 pm on Monday, 6th April, 2020. These additional measures do not in any way vary the existing restrictions and measures, including the daily Nationwide Curfew from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M., in the entire territory of the Republic of Kenya.
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: General recommendations
All persons visiting public places such as supermarkets or on public transport should wear a face mask.
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2020-04-05 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Prison visits have been suspended for a further 30 days.
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2020-04-05 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
The Government has extended the ban on international flights for another 30 days. The ban does not apply to flights coming to evacuate foreign nationals & cargo flights
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2020-04-05 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Those who die from COVID 19 must be buried within 24 hours of the declared time of death
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Health workers are currently sensitizing hotel workers on precautionary measures against
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
From today, the country has started the production of masks and personal protective equipment.
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2020-04-02 In Social distancing: Changes in prison-related policies
nearly 4000 prisoners have been released in Kenya as part of efforts to avert a COVID-19 outbreak in the country’s prisons.
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2020-04-02 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Boda boda drivers may only carry one passenger.
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2020-03-31 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday directed the National Treasury to set up an emergency response fund overseen by a 10-member board committee to bolster the country’s countermeasures against COVID-19.
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
The land border between Kenya and Uganda has also been closed to all pedestrians and vehicles except for cargo trucks
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2020-03-27 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Kenya is instating a curfew from 7pm - 5am for all citizens. Only medical professionals and critical and essential service providers will be exempt from the curfew. Kenyatta also announced a series of tax breaks to assist residents affected by the outbreak.
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2020-03-26 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
All international flights to Kenya suspended. Only cargo flights will be allowed to operate but crew must follow strict regulations.
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2020-03-25 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The President also announced a raft of measures to save jobs and by extension the country’s economy, including slashed liquidity ratios, lowered interest rates, tax relief to low income earners (earning up to Shs. 24,000, ($240), and gave tax cuts to individuals, small businesses, and corporations.
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2020-03-25 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Kenya has suspended all international flights.
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2020-03-25 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sanitation and hygiene recommendations
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2020-03-23 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All passengers arriving in Kenya from now until the flight suspension on the 25th must undergo mandatory quarantine at government facility at their own expense.
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2020-03-23 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
From Monday the 23/03/2020, primary schools will be shut down. Boarding schools are expected to send pupils back home by mid-week, while higher education institutions are to close by week’s end (27/03/2020).
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2020-03-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All pubs were closed on Sunday, March 22.
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2020-03-17 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
The government of Kenya is suspending travel for all persons coming into Kenya from any country with reported COVID-19 cases for a one month period. Only Kenyan citizens and legal residents will be allowed to enter Kenya. All new entrants will be required to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days.
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Self-quarantine for all those who have entered the country over the last 14 days and for those who do arrive after the stricter measures to quarantine as well.
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Sanitation and hygiene recommendations
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Primary, secondary, and private school closures starting 16 March.
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2020-03-15 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Limiting hospital visits, churchs, meetings, weddings, etc
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2020-03-15 In Movement restrictions: Visa restrictions
Suspended entry into Kenya by people from all countries affected by the Covid-19 disease for 30 days. Only Kenyan nationals or those with a permit will be allowed to enter
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Those arriving from affected countries are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Kenyan gvmt has issued a travel advisory to all Kenyans to avoid non-essential travel to high risk countries for conferences/meetings or events where more than 15 people would be gathering
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2020-03-03 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Citizens are being asked to stay indoors unless travel is essential.
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