Cabinet extends lockdown by 14 days

On 2 April 2020 at 11:56

Following a cabinet meeting which was held on April 1st, 2020 chaired by President Paul Kagame, strategies to further contain the spread of coronavirus have been announced.

President Kagame thanked Rwandans and stakeholders in various sectors for their collaboration during the lockdown in observing preventive measures against coronavirus.

To further stem the spread of the virus, the cabinet has extended lockdown for two additional weeks until April 19th, 2020.

As previously announced by the ministry of health, only necessary services including health services, shopping and banking will remain operational while other businesses including bars, pubs as well as places of worship will remain closed.

Farming activities will remain operational during the lockdown while observing guidelines from the ministry of health.

Public and private schools, as well as higher education institutions, will remain closed and employees are required to work from home. All borders will remain closed and travel between cities and districts remains prohibited.

Taxi-moto drivers are not allowed to carry passengers but may offer delivery services. The government of Rwanda recommends the use of electronic services and online banking services to counter the spread of coronavirus.

The ministry of ICT and Innovation informed cabinet about measures which were implemented to keep the education system running including tje promotion of e-learning systems.

The ministry of justice informed cabinet on how Kwibuka 26 commemoration activities will be conducted.