The resolution is part of stringent measures taken by the virtual cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 14th July 2021 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic which has been on steady rise.
The communiqué released by the Office of Prime Minister shows that imposed lockdown will start from 17th until 26th July 2021.
The eight districts concerned with the resolution include Burera, Gicumbi, Kamonyi, Musanze, Nyagatare, Rubavu, Rwamagana and Rutsiro.
Citizens have been urged to reduce social interactions and limit movements only to essential services.
Among others; movements and visits outside home are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, banking and for personnel performing such services.
Outdoor sports and recreational activities are prohibited.
Public transport is prohibited; however, transportation of personnel carrying out the above mentioned activities will continue to function. Motorcycles and bicycles are not allowed to carry passengers but may offer delivery services.
Offices (public and private) are closed except for those providing essential services.
Businesses are closed except those selling food (markets), medicine (pharmacies), fuel and other approved items but will operate at 30% capacity.
Businesses permitted to operate must close at 5p.m.
Schools and higher education institutions are closed while provision for students sitting national exams in July-August 2021 will be communicated by the Ministry of Education.
In other parts of the country, movements are prohibited from 6p.m through 4a.m.
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