Tue. May 18th, 2021

Rusizi, Rubavu isolated temporarily to mitigate spread of COVID-19 as taxi motorcyclists resume services

By Eric Nzabirinda

Rwanda’s border districts with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Rusizi and Rubavu have been isolated from other parts of the country, a decision based on the recent COVID-19 assessment.  

“Motos are permitted to carry passengers except in Rusizi and Rubavu districts. This follows a recent COVID-19 assessment across the country. Strict hygiene must be observed and masks worn at all times,” said the statement from the country’s Office of the Prime Minister released today.

The resolution was reached during an extraordinary meeting chaired by H.E President Paul Kagame on June2 at Village Urugwiro.

Inter-provincial travels elsewhere in the country including those between the capital Kigali and other provinces have, however, been resumed effective today.

“Public and private transport between provinces shall resume except movement to and from Rusizi and Rubavu districts,” added the statement.     

H.E President Paul Kagame presiding over an extraordinary Cabinet meeting June2 at Village Urugwiro (PHOTO/Courtesy)

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