President Uhuru Kenyatta giving national address at Harambee house
President Uhuru Kenyatta giving national address at Harambee house

Learning institutions to be closed by 16th March 2020. This includes Primary, Secondary and tertiary institutions. Boarding schools to be closed by Wednesday 18th.

School administrations advised staying in schools. Other staff to be at home. 

The President urged learning institutions to be at the forefront in making sure they don't lose their students. The school administration has been advised to advise more on the coronavirus to parents.

" …we have received confirmation of two more cases of the coronavirus the two have tested positive as a result of coming into contact with the first patient. Our health officials have already moved them into the KNH isolation facility…”  President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

Universities and tertiary institutions are to close by Friday, March 20, 2020. 

Addressing the nation from his Harambee House office, the Head of State urged government offices, businesses and companies to allow employees work from home with the exception of those working in critical or essential services. 

To avoid the risk of transmission through physical handling of money, the President encouraged the use of cashless transactions such as mobile money and credit cards, appealing on mobile operators and banks to consider reducing transaction costs. 

“We appeal to mobile operators and banks to take note of the situation we are in and to reduce the cost of transactions during this period,” he said.

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