With the rising number of covid-19 cases in Rwanda, the government has announced fresh restrictions including ban on weddings in order to curb the increase.
The government made this announcement on Monday in a statement, stating that it has placed a ban on all social gatherings including weddings in order to manage effectively the rising cases.
“All social gatherings including celebrations of all kinds are prohibited. Traditional, civil and religious weddings are also suspended.” the statement read in part.
In addition to this restriction, the government also stated more measures put in place to help stop the spread of the virus in the nation.
“Some of the measures which would come into force on Wednesday include the extension of a nationwide curfew, from 7 pm until 4 am, restrictions on movement between districts, and the suspension of air travel to neighbouring Uganda where coronavirus cases are on the increase.
“The public is reminded of the critical importance of complying with health measures including physical distancing, wearing face masks, and ensure hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance,” the statement said.
Recall that TheNewsBeam reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) last week reported an increase in the number of covid cases in Africa and warned that the situation is expected to worsen.