COVID 19 CRISIS: Kenya extends ban on international flights for 30 more days

Kenya Airways was grounded as country stems the spread of coronavirus (PHOTO/File) NAIROBI — The Kenyan government has extended the ban on international flights for another 30 days, with the directive to take effect today Monday, April 6.

Cargo flights will, however, remain exempt from the directive as will evacuation flights for foreign nations planning to evacuate their citizens Transport Minister James Macharia announced.

Boda boda riders were also warned that they would be locked up and their motorbikes impounded if they failed to adhere to the directives.

The minister announced the suspension of prison visits for 30 more days as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Kenya on Sunday, April 5, announced the confirmation of 16 new Coronavirus cases in the country, bringing the total number to 142.

Of the new cases, fifteen are Kenyan citizens while one is a Nigerian national.

In addition, eleven of the 16 new cases had a history of recent travel while 5 had the virus locally transmitted.

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