South Africa cases pass 200,000 as Kenya plans ‘phased reopening’
Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday announced a “phased reopening” of the country, with the resumption of international flights from 1 August as well as the lifting of internal travel restrictions.
The move comes as pressure mounts to kickstart the country’s ailing economy after nearly four months of coronavirus restrictions that have devastated key industries such as tourism. Kenyatta said in a televised address that “international air travel into and out of the territory of Kenya shall resume effective 1 August 2020.”
Kenya has recorded more than 8,000 cases of the virus and 164 deaths – the highest official figures in East Africa – and has seen a steep increase in numbers in recent weeks, with a fatality rate of 2.09%.
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