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Kenya bans entry to two refugee camps hosting 400,000 people

The Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya is home to 217,000 people [File: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters]
Photo Credit: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

Kenya has banned movement in and out of two huge refugee camps as part of containment measures aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus among the vulnerable communities.

Interior Minister Fred Matiangi said on Wednesday the restrictions apply to the Dadaab camp in eastern Kenya, home to 217,000 people, and the Kakuma camp in northwestern Kenya, home to 190,000 people.

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