During Sunday service broadcast on Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) channels on March 22nd, 2020, Kambanda reminded Christians to show empathy and love towards poor and sick people during coronavirus outbreak and to abide by the government’s preventive measures to counter further spread of the virus.
The government of Rwanda has adopted new preventive measures against coronavirus by imposing a complete air travel ban and imposing a quarantine policy to all Rwandan citizens.
Following mandatory quarantine, Rwandans have voiced out concerns about people who survive on daily income. Mgr. Kambanda urged Christians to have a generous heart and give out to those who are confined in their homes and cannot provide for their families.
On March 14th, 2020, patient zero was identified in Rwanda and the number has since grown to 19. The Ministry of Health has prohibited all public gatherings including church gatherings and other social events to intercept and stop the spread of coronavirus.