Government shuts down schools in Kenya as two more covid-19 cases are confirmed.

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Kenyan government has confirmed two more cases of coronavirus days after the first case was reported.

Consequently, the government has suspended learning in all education institutions. Primary school and day secondary schools have been ordered to shut down by Tuesday, boarding secondary schools by Wednesday and universities to be closed down by Friday.

The government has also banned entry of foreigners from affected countries and urged Kenyans to avoid nonessential travels out of the country.

President Uhuru has also advised the public to avoid using cash transactions and instead embrace the use of mobile money to prevent transmission of the virus through bank notes, he has also requested telecommunications companies in the country to reduces the cost of mobile money transfer to allow Kenyans use the service with ease.

Public service and private companies have been encouraged to allow employees to work from home to reduce the risk of contacting the disease within offices.

These measures follow previous containment protocols announced by the minister of health.

Public crowding including places of worship have also been advised to shut down until the situation is contained.

The virus has now infected over 130,000 people and killed another 4000 around the world.

John Otieno

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