Kenyans stranded as capital cordoned off
08 April 2020 | 12:02 pm
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta hopes a deputy Governor arrested for ignoring rules to self-quarantine gets a 10 year sentence. Meanwhile thousands struggle with strict Nairobi travel restrictions brought in to tackle Coronavirus. Uganda tries to help vulnerable communities get through a total lockdown and in Ivory Coast the inaccurate belief that neem plant contains chloroquine sees a spike in demand for the traditional herbal anti malaria therapy.
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