Police release list of over 498 COVID-19 prevention-guidelines violators

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 18 July 2020 at 10:20

Rwanda National Police has released a list of about 498 violators of the Coronavirus prevention guidelines, urging them to report to authorities by next Friday.

The list includes 495 people in the City of Kigali and three in the Northern Province.

A statement from the police reads: “The National Police is informing drivers who violated COVID-19 prevention guidelines, to comply with the instructions issued by the police to report to the police authority not later than Friday, July 24, 2020 with their vehicles”.

Residents of the City of Kigali are being asked to go to the headquarters of the Muhima Road Safety Police while upcountry violators should report to district police headquarters.

“Those who do not comply will be arrested,” the National Police said.

Since taking measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, police have repeatedly identified people in the non-compliance bracket mostly in violation of curfew and illegal activities such as driving lessons, meetings and opening bars.

Police spokesman CP John Bosco Kabera says that people who violate government regulations will be punished by the law.

Some residents have been arrested by police for violating COVID-19 prevention-guidelines