Stern action taken against Covid-19 prevention guidelines violators

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 4 August 2020 at 11:16

Between July 17 and 31, 2020, authorities intensified the enforcement of Coronavirus prevention guidelines, including 25 village and community leaders, and over 27,000 who were not wearing masks, according to the Ministry of the local government (Minaloc).

The number of bars closed between the said dates is 1687, vehicles seized 2705, the number of arrests in bars is 6,234, those who did not comply with the distance of one meter are 12,001, and those who travel after 9 pm are 23,401.

Minaloc figures show that in Kigali City, those punished of non-compliance with Coronavirus safety regulations included four village leaders, 276 closed bars, 477 vehicles seized, 966 arrests in bars, 442 non-compliance, those caught after 9 p.m. was 3,280, and those who did not wear masks were 1265.

In the Northern Province those punished include, 4 village and community leaders, 322 bars were closed, 555 vehicles were seized, 1379 people were arrested in bars, 3716 didn’t comply with the social distance, 4683 people moving after pm, and 6797 didn’t wear masks.

In the Southern Province those punished includes, 12 village and community leaders, 446 bars were closed, 684 vehicles were seized, 1517 people were arrested in bars, 3,836 non-compliant of social distance, 5,554 moving after 3: pm, and 8111 without masks.

In the Eastern Province punished includes, three village and community leaders, 186 bars were closed, 703 vehicles were seized, 831 people were arrested in bars, 1521 people did not comply with the one-meter distance, 1521 people moving after 9:00 pm, 3654 moving without masks.

In the Western Province those punished included, 2 village and community leaders, 457 bars were closed, 286 vehicles were seized, 1541 people were arrested in bars, 2486 non-compliant with social distance, 4169 people walked after 3 pm, and 7230 didn’t wear masks.

The Ministry of Health recently announced that there has been an increase in the number of people infected with the Coronavirus in the past two weeks, and analysis has revealed that most are between the ages of 20 and 49, as they don’t comply with the prevention guidelines.

In the third week of last month, Minister of local government, Prof. Anastase Shyaka said that to help the police to better enforce the Coronavirus prevention guidelines, local authorities have started new cooperation in fighting those who don’t comply with the prevention guidelines of the pandemic.

Prof. Shyaka said that local authorities have started new cooperation in fighting those who don’t comply with the prevention guidelines of the pandemic.

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