Rwanda Interdicts public Transport as Curfew modifies

Author: Rutayisire Patience
On:27/08/2020 12:15
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Following bulk of COVID-19 cases and death toll which adversely affected the country’s capital, Kigali, and other provinces Rwanda’s cabinet orders severe restrictions in an attempt to erode the virus threats.

The government of Rwanda has yesterday during cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame decided to modify hours of curfew from 9 pm to 7 P.m.

“Movements are prohibited from 7 pm to 5 am,” a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. 

The government officials also gathered to order citizens to comply with rules avoiding cohesion be it in public spaces or homes. They further said that vigil is not to exceed 15 persons at once. The decision again adversely affected working-class either in public or private institutions, instructing them to drop from 50 percent to 30. The statement added that public workers devise a way to work in shifts. Unlike private means the cabinet interdicted public transport. 

Like it has been, Covid-19 preventive measures including wearing of face masks in public, regular washing of hands, social distancing among others will continue to be adhered to.

Also, accredited places of worship, as per the communique, shall operate upon compliance with Covid-19 preventive measures. 

However, schools will remain closed to allow sufficient time for a further health assessment and thorough preparedness for the resumption of in-person classes, according to the statement. Bars and nightclubs remain closed.

As of now, Rwanda has registered a total number of 3,625 Covid-19 cases since March. 1,810 are recovered cases while a total of 15 patients died of the virus.



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