Tue. May 18th, 2021

Rwanda extends relaxed lockdown for 15 days, interprovincial mov’ts to resume June1

By George Kalisa

An extraordinary Cabinet meeting chaired by H.E President Paul Kagame via video conference today has extended the relaxed lockdown for more 15 days with immediate effect.

“The Cabinet reviewed existing measures to further contain spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and approved the following measures effective immediately. These measures will be reviewed after 15 days after a health assessment,” said the statement issued by the Office of the Prime Minister late today.

“Mass screening and testing for COVID-19 will continue nationwide. Masks must be worn in public at all times,” added the statement.

The Cabinet said that both public and private transport between provinces and the City of Kigali will resume on June1. On the same date, taxi motorcycles (locally known as moto) will also resume services.

According to the statement seen by The Light Magazine all the existing measures in place to contain further spread of the pandemic remain in force.

But, the curfew has been reduced and it is from 9:00pm to 5:00am effective.

Individual sporting in open spaces is permitted. However, other communal sports like gyms are still under restriction and hence must remain closed.

Like before, bars, places of worship and taxi motorcycles are still not allowed to operate, save motorcycles engaged in delivery services and/or carrying goods.  

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