The decision follows the cabinet meeting held on 18th January 2021 that placed Kigali city under lockdown for two weeks as part of ongoing measures to contain the spread of Coronavirus to be reviewed upon health assessment.
“Following the cabinet announcement on 18th January 2021; MINISPORTS informs City of Kigali residents that sports activities are not permitted during lockdown,” reads part of the statement released by MINISPORTS.
“Exercising at home is encouraged. Individual walking/jogging is also permitted but strictly within limits of the village of residence, and in compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures. Group sports and exercise are strictly prohibited,” adds the statement.
The communal bi-monthly physical exercise known as ‘Car Free Day’ had resumed in September last year following months of suspension after the first Coronavirus case was confirmed in Rwanda on 14th March in 2020.