Kenya bars entry to travelers from high risk countries

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Kenya has barred entry to travelers  coming from countries with reported cases of coronavirus.

In a televised press conference, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that only Kenyan citizens and any foreigners with valid residence permits would be permitted entry provided that they would then proceed to self-quarantine or go into a government designated quarantine facility.

“All persons who have come into Kenya in the last 14 days must self-quarantine,” added President Kenyatta.

The instruction takes effect on Tuesday March 17, 2020, lasting for 30 days or until further notice.

Kenya is one of the African countries to issue travel bans to the spread of COVID-19. Some countries include  Morocco which on  March 15, 2020, suspended  all flights to Algeria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain; Namibia which on March 14, 2020 announced the suspension of  inbound and outbound flights from Qatar, Ethiopia and Germany for 30 days as well as South Africa which on March 15, 2020 declared a national state of disaster and announced that all travelers who had entered the country from high-risk countries since mid-February were required to present themselves for testing.

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