Three villages in Kigali City put under Covid-19 lockdown

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 22 July 2020 at 08:55

The Ministry of Local Government has included three villages in Muhima Sector in the lockdown program to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

A statement signed by the Minister of Local Government, Prof Shyaka Anastase, states that as of July 21, 2020, three Villages in Tetero Cell in Muhima Sector in Nyarugenge District, “have been included in the lockdown Program for at least 15 days.”

The villages are Tetero, Indamutsa, and Intiganda.

Kadobogo in Kigali Cell, Kigali Sector, Nyarugenge District, which was under lockdown, has been reopened.

Villages that remained in the regular lockdown program, are; Kamabuye, in Nyarurama Cell, Kigarama Sector in Kicukiro District; Zuba, in Nyarurama Cell, Kigarama Sector in Kicukiro District; Nyenyeri, Bwerankori cell, Kigarama Sector in Kicukiro District
The areas were included in the lockdown program after 47 people were diagnosed with Coronavirus on Monday, bringing the number of people infected in Rwanda to 1629.

In a press conference on Monday, the Minister of local government, Prof Shyaka Anastase, said that people continued to show cooperation although some don’t wear masks, bars operate, and those who gathered, in collaboration with the authorities including the National Police measures, have been taken.

Rwanda has already spent $ 60 million, or about Rwf60 billion, to fight the Coronavirus pandemic in the past four months.