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  • Kenya - President orders new lockdown to curb COVID-19 wave - orders closure of two refugee camps - March 26, 2021



    UPDATE 3-Kenya's president orders new lockdown to curb COVID-19 wave

    By Maggie Fick, George Obulutsa


    * Kenyatta says cost of not acting now will be far greater

    * Five regions zoned off, movements in and out suspeWorlnded (Adds details on restricted area)

    NAIROBI, March 26 (Reuters) - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta restricted travel in the capital Nairobi and four surrounding counties on Friday as COVID-19 infections hit record levels in East Africa’s richest economy.

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    Kenya as of Thursday had reported 126,170 cases and 2,092 deaths in total. The president said the positive test rate hit 22% this week compared with January’s 2%. This month, an average of seven Kenyans have died each day from COVID-19, up from three a day in January and February.


    https://www.reuters.com/article/heal...-idUSL1N2LO0X5



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    Kenya orders closure of two refugee camps, gives ultimatum to UN agency

    By Reuters Staff

    3 MIN READ

    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya on Wednesday ordered the closure of two sprawling camps that host hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighbouring Somalia and gave the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) two weeks to present a plan to do so, the interior ministry said.

    Kenya orders closure of vast refugee camps

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    Kenyan authorities informed UNCHR on Tuesday it would take the refugees to the border with Somalia if the camps are not closed, the Daily Nation newspaper reported. The interior ministry told Reuters that the reporting was accurate.

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    https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-k...-idUSKBN2BG1MA

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