Rwanda adopts tough measures as Covid-19 cases soar

By Maniraguha Ferdinand

Rwanda's capital city Kigali had been recording a big number of Covid-19 cases since last week (Picture by VCG Photo) (1)

As Coronavirus cases increase, Rwanda has taken tougher measures to curb the spread of the viruses including suspending all national events.

In a cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Monday, 14th December 2020, it was decided to impose curfew that will be starting from 9 PM to 4 AM, however between 22th December and 4th January 2021 curfew will be starting from 8 PM to 4 AM.


Among other the measures are that social gatherings including wedding ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds are prohibited both in public and private settings. Meetings and conferences should not exceed 30% of venue capacity and participants are required to be tested before.


Public transportation throughout the country will be operating at half capacity while places of worship will operate once a week at no more than half  of maximum occupancy.


The national football premier league games and training camps were suspended except for national football team competitions and clubs involved in international competitions.


Since last week number of daily covid-19 cases increased sharply surpassing one hundred. By Monday 14th December, Rwanda had recorded 6747 cases with 56 deaths.

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