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Can coronavirus only live up to 9 days on objects, as Kenyan traders claim? – Africa Check

Dealers in Kenya’s popular second-hand clothes market are pushing the government to lift a ban on imports. Do they have their facts right?



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Kenyan officials are under pressure to rescind a ban on imports of second-hand clothes, popularly known in the country as mitumba.
The government imposed the ban in March 2020, citing the Covid-19 pandemic. 
In 2019 the country imported 184,555 tonnes of second-hand clothing with an estimated value of KSh17.8 billion, according to official data.  It was one of the countrys top 20 imports.
Second-hand clothes dealers have criticised the ban as harsh, arguing that imported garments do not pose …

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