Rwanda imposes a curfew from 10pm to 4am due to an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Rwanda has enforced a 10 pm to 4 am curfew and banned meetings under additional COVID-19 restrictions as the nation grapples with a fresh wave of viral infections.
Rwanda identified six instances of the Omicron strain while fresh viral infections have been on the increase in the capital Kigali with 45 Covid-19 patients hospitalized over the previous week.
The City of Kigali regrets to notify you that the Kigali Car Free Day mass sport set to take place on Sunday, December 19, 2021, is canceled owing to the current spike of COVID-19 cases. Everyone is asked to stay careful and avoid huge gatherings as CCOVID19 remains a threat, local officials stated Friday.
The Prime Minister’s office on Friday ordered “additional steps to stop further spread of the virus,” just three days after the Cabinet prohibited nightclubs, concerts, and live band entertainment, and enforced remote working conditions for workers.
The extra laws have shifted curfew time forward from the traditional midnight to 10 pm beginning December 20, while the closing time for companies will be adjusted to 9 pm from the present 11 pm.
“The Ministry of Health may temporarily shut down public or private locations with detected clusters of people infected with COVID-19,” Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente stated in a release.
While pubs, restaurants, and all services performed at houses of worship are permitted to continue, they are regulated on the number of people they host, but “in Kigali and secondary cities, all customers, attendees must be properly vaccinated. Events’ organizers will be fined for non-compliance with health measures,” continued the communiqué.
By Friday, the country had so far completely vaccinated 4.6 million individuals, while another 7.1 million have got the first dosage of the vaccine.