Coronavirus: Riot police in Kenya fire tear gas into crowded market

Coronavirus: Riot police in Kenya fire tear gas into crowded market

- Riot police in Kenya fired tear gas to disperse traders in a crowded market on Wednesday, March 25, for flouting stay-at-home order

- The stay-at-home order was issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic in the country

- The traders, however, said the government should provide them with money if they want them to maintain social distancing

Riot police in Kenya have fired tear gas into a crowded market in the country so as to enforce social distancing directive the government gave over the coronavirus pandemic.

In a video posted on Twitter by Quick Take by Bloomberg, police could be seen firing tear gas on those that flouted the directive.

Legit.ng notes that the people called on the government to provide them with money if they are to maintain social distancing.

A trader, Joash Okoth Abute, said: "Corona is a bad disease. But we don't want to stay out of the market. If the government wants to put us on lockdown, they should give us money. In a week, we need at least 5,000 Kenyan shillings so that we keep staying indoors in self-isolation.

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"Instead, our government keeps telling us to stay indoors. Yet, we don't have money to eat, and that will bring issues between us and our government. There are only a few people with money and many without money.

"So I am pleading with the government to ensure all Kenyans are secure. Help us."

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In other news, a lady identified as Precious Williams has shared a heart-wrenching experience about how she is struggling to cope after testing positive for coronavirus.

Precious disclosed in a message on social media that she tested positive for the COVID-19 and she asked her friends to remember her in their prayers for a speedy recovery.

After being in the hospital for a week, she described COVID-19 as a "monster".

She said she is unable to breathe due to the damages the virus has caused to her lungs.

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"I’ve tested positive for the corona and I have pneumonia! Been n the hospital for a week dying! Well at least that’s wat it feels like! This thing is a monster! Not being able to breathe is one of the worse feelings in the world!!! It’s not a game ppl plz pray for me," Precious sadly wrote.

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Source: Legit.ng

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