The decision is part of resolutions of the cabinet meeting held today at Village Urugwiro chaired by President Paul Kagame.
After confirming the first case of COVID-19 on 14th March 2020, Rwanda started imposing measures to prevent the spread of the virus where some businesses including bars were closed.
Later on 21st March 2020, Rwanda imposed total lockdown. The lockdown was later lifted after assessing the pandemic’s situation but containment measures continued to be observed.
Church services, weddings, gaming and sporting activities were also allowed to resume at different times but bars remained closed until the latest decision allowing them to reopen gradually.
The cabinet meeting held on Tuesday 21st September 2021 has also set curfew hours at 11 p.m in Kigali through 4 a.m while movements in other parts of the country is prohibited between 9 p.m and 4 a.m with businesses closing 8 p.m.
The curfew in Kigali City has in previous weeks started at 10 p.m.
The cabinet meeting has also resolved that public and private offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 75% capacity while others continue working from home on rotational basis.
Citizens are reminded of the critical importance of complying with health measures including physical distancing, properly wearing face masks and hand hygiene.
The new measures will take effect nationwide starting 23rd September through 13th October 2021.