The cabinet meeting held on 18th January 2021 placed Kigali City under 15-day lockdown.
The following day, on 19th January, MINISPORTS announced that Kigali city residents are allowed to do sports within limits of their villages. At the time, the Ministry didn’t designate particular hours during which individuals should be exercising.
Referring to the previous announcement, MINISPORTS has set limit of hours dedicated for individual sports out of homes from 5am to 9am.
“Citizens of the City of Kigali are reminded that sports activities are not permitted during lockdown period and that they are encouraged to exercise from home. However individual sports is also permitted from 5h00 am to 9h00 am only, but strictly within limits of their village of residence, and in compliance with COVID-19 preventive measures. Group sports and exercise are strictly prohibited,” reads part of the statement released by MINISPORTS.
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.