Kenya, South Sudan impose curfews

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President Kenyatta

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday ordered a night-time curfew to curb the spread of the coronavirus, while taking a massive pay cut and unveiling tax breaks to ease the economic impact of the crisis on citizens.

In a lengthy address to the nation, Kenyatta warned he would not hesitate to take “more drastic measures” if Kenyans did not make efforts to limit the spread of the virus which has sickened 28 in the country.

“Effective Friday 27 March 2020 there will be a daily curfew from 7 pm to 5 am,” across the country, Kenyatta said.

This would exclude those authorised to move around such as medical professionals and critical and essential service providers.

President Kiir
Victoria University

Kiir also imposes curfew

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has issued a republican order imposing a nationwide-wide night curfew as part of preventive measures to guard against coronavirus -COVID-19.

The order directs for the suspension of all movement from 8pm to 6am.

Kiir also announced half-day working hours for government employees.

In a Presidential order issued last evening all civil servants will be working from 7:30 am to 1 pm.

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