Kenya to shut down embassies in these European Countries due to coronavirus

Kenya Embassies in some European countries to shutdown

Kenya shuts down some embassies in Europe

Kenya has announced that on Wednesday it will be shutting down embassies in three European countries.

The Kenyan embassies in France, Holy See, Portugal and Serbia which are under Prof Judy Wakhungu will be closed temporarily over the rapid spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases.

"Following the rapid spread of Covid-19 cases in France and the decision of the Republic of France to impose a partial lockdown, the Kenya Embassy will be closed between Wednesday, March 18 and Friday, March 27.

During this period (of closure), all consular services, save for emergencies, will be suspended. Services to be affected include issuance of visas and processing of e-passports,” Prof Judi Wakhungu said.

Lockdown in France

During this period, all consular services, save for emergencies, will be suspended. Services to be suspended include issuance of visa and processing of e-passports, according to a statement by the envoy.

France is among other European countries that have ordered a lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19.

French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a 15-day lockdown for the country, ordering people to leave their homes only for essential purposes.

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