The call was made yesterday by Tetero Solage, the Director General of Youth Empowerment at the Ministry of Youth and Culture (MYCULTURE) who requested the youth shun all seductions luring them to violate instituted COVID-19 preventive measures.
Mrs. Tetero has reminded the youth to be actively involved following different cases in which they have been arrested in different parts of Kigali city holding parties during the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
“Let us suspend celebrations for the sake of national interests. We should do it as our contribution to building the country and plan to rejoice in the future after defeating the pandemic because we shall finally win,” she said.
“Apparently, the youth express lamentations that they are fed up with the lockdown, that some guidelines restrict their freedom, thus pushing them to organize parties. In fact, the majority of the youth including me have great desire to hold parties again. Let’s commit ourselves and wait until the pandemic is defeated to throw a big party for the youth,” added Tetero.
Figures from the Ministry of Health show that people aged between 20 and 49 occupy the highest rate of new Coronavirus cases.
Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2021. Since then, 13885 people have been tested positive out of 849,082 sample testes of whom 8861 have recovered, 4843 are active cases while 181 have succumbed to the pandemic.
Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, flu, and difficulty in breathing. The virus is said to be transmitted through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
Rwandans are urged to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines, washing hands frequently using soaps and safe water, wearing face masks and respecting social distancing.