‘Ntabe Ari Njye’ campaign to influence ‘individual positive choices’

By IGIHE
On 23 June 2020 at 03:05

Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that individual responsibility is key containing the pandemic of COVID-19.

While appearing on ‘Waramutse Rwanda’, a morning talk-show on Rwanda Television on Monday, CP Kabera observed that ‘Ntabe Ari Njye’ literally translated as ‘I shouldn’t be the one’ campaign initiated by RNP is meant to effect change in people’s thinking and actions to make safer individual choices in compliance with the recommended directives and guidelines to contain the pandemic.

“Ntabe Ari Njye campaign looks at the individual character to make a choice not be the source for COVID-19 infections where you live, walk, in the vehicle or at work.

A choice to never shake hands or hug anyone; a choice to wash your hands well as many times as possible with clean water and soap or sanitize your hands; a choice to leave enough distance between you and another person; a choice to wear a facemask well covering your mouth and nose, to prioritise movements or avoid unnecessary movements including journeys,” said CP Kabera.

Although most businesses and movements, as well as the transport sector, resumed across the country, CP Kabera said that the global pandemic is still in our midst and these safety guidelines are compulsory and must be adhered to at all times to prevent catching or spreading the virus in your home, community, at work or while on your journeys.

On Sunday, June 21, the Ministry of Health reported 26 new COVID-19 cases that were diagnosed from 3,252 tests; 18 were detected in Rusizi district, two at Rusumo and 6 cases found in Kigali. Two of the cases detected in Kigali are taxi-moto operators.

“Before you board a motorcycle or vehicle, there are compulsory precautionary measures you have to take first. You must wash or sanitize your hands, the facemask should be worn properly; a distance must be left between two passengers in the vehicle and a helmet cleaned first for those using motos, wear fabrics inside the helmet and use cashless payment. The virus can be spread through many ways and the good choice you make is your safety and the safety of others around you.”

He warned motorcyclists, who breach the directives such as cashless payment, sharing fabrics with clients, not washing or sanitizing their hands or using water as sanitizer.

Rwanda National Police (RNP) spokesperson, Commissioner of Police (CP) John Bosco Kabera said that individual responsibility is key containing the pandemic of COVID-19.

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