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Kenya extends nightly curfew to Jan. 3 to contain COVID-19 spread

by Reuters Nov 6th 2020 · 1 min read

NAIROBI - Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has extended the country’s nightly curfew to Jan. 3 as part of a raft of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 after numbers surged in October.

“October has gone down as the most tragic month in our fight against COVID-19,” Kenyatta said, adding that the positivity rate had shot up to 16% in the month, four times what it was a month earlier. (Reporting by George Obulutsa; Editing by Alison Williams)

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last updated: 2020-11-06@06:11