COVID-19 Measures Hit Kenya's Informal Workers Hardest
The government in March introduced a raft of measures including banning of all passenger flights, temporary closure of bars, suspension of learning in all education institutions, dusk-to-dawn curfew as well as curfews in and out of some high-risk areas resulting in people getting locked out of any meaningful economic activity. Loss of income has also reportedly curtailed people's financial ability to cater for their health, transport and housing needs. Data from the ministry of health indicates the country's cases have hit a 1,000.
Workers at a paint factory showroom in Industrial Area, Nairobi (file photo).
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