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President Uhuru Kenyatta has suspended learning at all primary and secondary schools, and universities following the confirmation of two more cases of coronavirus.

Following this suspension, students across the country are expected to be home by March 18.

During a national address that was held outside his office, the president further said that Kenyans should limit the use of hard cash when making transactions to avoid spreading the Covid 19 virus.

The president further released the following guidelines to manage the possible rise in cases of coronavirus:

1. Restrict travel to Kenya from all countries with reported Corona cases

2. Only Kenyan citizens to be allowed into Kenya provided they go to self quarantine or govt facility. In force for 30 days

Arrests to be handled at police stations, civil cases hearing suspended

3. All persons who’ve come to Kenya in last 14 days must self quarantine

4. Schools suspended indefinitely with immediate effect. Day schools closed from tomorrow, boarding schools by Wednesday. Universities and colleges by Friday

5. Govt and companies encouraged to allow employees to work from home except essential services

6. Use cashless transactions like Mpesa and cards. Appeals for reduced transaction costs from the providers

7. Avoid congregations, weddings, funerals

8. Avoid shopping places and minimize congestion in public transport

9. Limit visitors to hospitals

10. Hospitals and malls encouraged to provide water, soap, sanitizers and ensure regular cleaning and disinfecting places

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