Kenyan authorities last week locked down the Nairobi neighborhood of Eastleigh because of a jump in confirmed coronavirus infections.
As a result of the restriction of movement in and out of the area, aimed at slowing the spread of the virus, businesses in Eastleigh are struggling to get by.
Mohamed Said, a food seller in the neighborhood, said business was poor, as few people were willing or able to shop at his store.
He said the lockdown was meant to protect the community, and he rejected claims that the residents were singled out because they are mainly ethnic Somalis.
The restriction on movements in the area is expected to end next week, but the decision will depend on how well the virus has been contained.