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Lamu County has banned swimming in the Indian Ocean.

The county’s security department has promised to arrest parents whose children shall be found swimming in the ocean as the devolved unit intensifies the war against Covid-19.

Speaking during a County Covid-19 Taskforce meeting at the Kenya Revenue Authority hall in Lamu Town on Thursday, County Commissioner, Irungu Macharia said swimming contravenes the existing regulations, especially social distancing and gatherings aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus.

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