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Kenya closes border with Tanzania, Somalia following spike in imported COVID-19

President Uhuru Kenyatta said the measure was aimed at countering increased rates of COVID-19 infections, especially those being imported from Somalia and Tanzania

The head of state confirmed 49 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the national tally to 830 as five more succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 50

The United States (US) recently claimed hospitals in Dar es Salaaam were overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients as it warned its citizens in the country President Uhuru Kenyatta has closed Kenya’s border with Tanzania and Somalia. Uhuru said the measure was aimed at countering increased rates of COVID-19 infections, especially those being imported from the two countries.

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