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DR Congo lockdown: Kinshasa’s main commercial centre closes

As streets empty and shops close, pandemic forces the Democratic Republic of the Congo to shut down its capital and commercial hub.

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s government has shut down its capital and main commercial hub for 14 days.

Kinshasa is the epicentre of the outbreak.

Nearly 12 million people live there, many in cramped conditions.

Al Jazeera’s Raheela Mahomed reports.