Kenya announced to close schools nationwide on Sunday after two fresh cases of coronavirus were confirmed, taking the tally to three in the country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised address said: “We have suspended learning in all our educational institutions with immediate effect.”

“For those in boarding schools, the school administration is to ensure that students are home by Wednesday,” he added.

Kenya confirmed its first case on Friday. The patient is a woman who recently traveled to the U.S. via London.

Kenya also banned entry of travelers from any virus-hit country.

The president encouraged employers to

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