Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ordered the cessation of all movement into and out of the capital Nairobi and four other counties following a surge in the number of Covid-19 cases.
Beginning midnight Friday, nobody will be allowed to move into and out of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru counties.
The president also ordered a revision of curfew hours for the five counties from 8pm-4am. The rest of the country will continue observing the 10pm to 4am timing.
He also ordered the closure of schools and universities, with the exception of students undergoing examinations.