MINALOC issues specific COVID-19 prevention guidelines in Nyanza, Gisagara, Bugesera districts

On 17 March 2021 at 08:13

The Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC) has issued guidelines aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 in respective districts of Nyanza, Gisagara and Bugesera following the cabinet meeting held on Monday 15th March 2021 which lifted inter-district and province lockdown except movement from and to the aforementioned districts.

MINALOC has revealed that inter-district lockdown is ongoing in these districts except people with clear reasons with go ahead from relevant authorities.

On the other hand, cars transporting goods and foods are allowed to enter these districts. Public buses transiting through Nyanza, Bugesera and Gisagara are not allowed to stop in the aforementioned districts.

MINALOC has also said that physical meetings are prohibited in these districts; movements are restricted from 7pm until 4am while all businesses will close by 6pm.

Residents in these three districts have been reminded that there are no further changes to new cabinet decisions except these specific measures set for them.

MINALOC has explained that these measures will last two weeks that may be extended.

Police Spokesperson in Southern Province, SP Kanamugire Théobald has told IGIHE that they will cooperate will relevant authorities to reinforce adherence to new measures.

“We want residents to respect all guidelines instituted to defeat the pandemic. Violators will be punished as we intend to work with relevant authorities to carry our inspections and reinforce compliance,” he said.

Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, flu, and difficulty in breathing. The virus is said to be transmitted through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

Rwandans are generally urged to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines, washing hands frequently using soaps and safe water, wearing face masks and respecting social distancing.

Nyanza is among districts where newly issued specific COVID-19 prevention guidelines will be implemented.