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Kenya began a 10-hour curfew Friday as a preventive measure amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported.

President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the government’s interventions Wednesday, that includes a curfew from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. (1600GMT to 0200GMT) Friday, to protect the country from the further spread of the deadly virus, The Star newspaper reported.

Violating the curfew will be met with imposing a Sh10,000 ($96) fine, three-month imprisonment or both if the offender is arrested by security forces.

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