COVID-19: Rusizi back to total lockdown

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 4 June 2020 at 04:28

Kamembe, Rusizi district town bordering with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its surrounding sectors have been put back under total lockdown as a precaution towards preventing further spread of coronavirus.

In a statement released on this Thursday 04,Jun 2020, the government decded that following the assessment of the Health Ministry, effective today, residents of Kamembe including sectors of Kamembe, Mururu, Nyakarenzo and a part of Gihundwe must Stay at Home(lockdown) for at least the next two weeks.

“Public servants, private operators should work from home, except those offering essential services,” the statement reads.

Shops, markets, barber, beauty salons, garages, car wash, construction of houses and boat activities have been suspended; the only allowed services are those offering hygienic, food and health necessities, together with petroleum products and other essential products.

Restaurants were also allowed to employ a limited number of workers, only for takeaway services; while fishing and swimming on Lake Kivu have been prohibited.

Unnecessary movements, except for essential motives are prohibited; also movements between the part of Rusizi district under lockdown and the rest of the district which is not under total lockdown have been prohibited, except for health services.

The ministry urged Rusizi district citizens to keep respecting all measures that were put in place in order to prevent the COVID-19 spread and to report any incident on 114.

Kamembe, Rusizi district town bordering with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its surrounding sectors have been put back under total lockdown

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