Eye on Africa

Coronavirus: Kenyans stranded as capital Nairobi cordoned off

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta says he hopes a deputy governor arrested for ignoring rules to self-quarantine will get a 10-year jail sentence. Meanwhile, thousands of people struggle with strict Nairobi travel restrictions brought in to tackle the spread of coronavirus. Also, Uganda tries to help vulnerable communities get through the total lockdown by delivering food door-to-door in poorer neighbourhoods. And in Ivory Coast, the inaccurate belief that neem leaves contain chloroquine leads to a spike in demand for the traditional herbal anti-malaria therapy.