NAIROBI, 10 November 2020 – More than 1,000 Kenyans were arrested over the weekend for flouting COVID-19 restrictions.

The majority of those arrested were found in bars and other venues of entertainment.

The citations included failure to wear masks and breaking the 9pm to 4am curfew currently in force.

Kenyan authorities reinstituted strict restrictions as the country faced a surge in new infections.

Those arrested will appear in court and may each pay a fine of up to $200.

Several bars operating during the curfew period may have their license revoked.

So far, over 62,000 Kenyans have contracted the virus and more than 1,000 people have died from their infections or complications from the disease.

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