Kenya's Quarantine Conditions Reportedly Undermining Rights

The authorities have held crowds of people in the arrivals area at the Nairobi airport for more than four hours with no social distancing, sanitizers,or masks. They ferried people in packed buses with little ventilation and at the quarantine facilities they failed to enforce quarantine guidelines issued by the health ministry. The authorities also have forced people into quarantine for violating curfew or for not following orders to wear face masks, according to Human Rights Watch.

Residents of Kawangware, in Nairobi, present themselves for coronavirus testing (file photo).


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