All schools resume, curfew hours eased back, religious and civil weddings allowed

On 20 February 2021 at 08:39

The cabinet meeting held yesterday took new COVID-19 preventive measures that saw curfew and business operation hours eased back. Among others, all schools and places of worship have been allowed to resume under strict preventive measures.

The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame was held virtually.

Curfew hours have been eased back where movements have been prohibited from 8pm to 4am against the previous measures restricting movements from 7pm to 4am.
Hours to close business operations have shifted from 5pm to 6pm.

The cabinet meeting has also allowed all schools (public and private to reopen).

Schools in Kigali city were closed on 18th January 2021.

Religious, civil weddings have been allowed and must not exceed 20 persons. Receptions are also prohibited.

Movements between Kigali, other provinces and districts are still prohibited except for essential services, medical reasons or tourism.

Among others, private businesses shall continue to operate at no more than 30% of staff capacity while other employees continue working from home on rotational basis. Markets and malls shall continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders.

Public transport (buses) should not exceed 75% capacity. Motorcycles and bicycles are also allowed to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.

Restaurants and cafés shall resume with 30% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 6pm. All bars will remain closed while places of worship will resume with no more than 30% maximum occupancy.

Gaming activities and physical meetings remain prohibited while individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted.

Attendance at a wake/vigil (ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any time, funeral gatherings should not exceed 20 persons.

These measures will take effect nationwide starting February 23rd to March 15th 2021.