The government has given Kenyan athletes a one month international travel ban over the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the Standard, The Ministry of Sports stated that the ban is in the interest of the players and country at large.
“Following the global outbreak of the Covid-19 virus, the government has put in place measures to deal with the situation. This is to safeguard the public and the country at large,” said the Ministry.
“In this regard, the Ministry wishes to inform you that there will be no more travel for international events until further notice and notably for the next one (1) month.
“Additionally, note that the earlier communication by the Cabinet Secretary for Health on local events of international nature applies.”
This ban has affected the Harambee Stars 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier against Comoros. This game was scheduled for the 25th of March
Another area affected by the travel ban is athletics. A key runner like Eliud Kipchoge is among the athletes that will possibly miss scheduled marathons abroad.
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The government is working in its capacity to prevent further damage. These travel measures will therefore fulfill this purpose.
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