Rwanda Cancels Weddings As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Rwanda Cancels Weddings As COVID-19 Cases Surge 2
A handout image taken on March 11, 2021, and launched by Urugwiro Village, the workplace of the President, reveals Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame (L) receiving the primary injection of the Covid-19 vaccine at King Faisal hospital in Kigali, Rwanda. (Photo by – / Urugwiro Village / AFP)



Rwanda on Monday introduced recent restrictions together with a ban on weddings because it struggles to comprise a surge in coronavirus infections.

“All social gatherings including celebrations of all kinds are prohibited,” a authorities assertion stated Monday night. “Traditional, civil and religious weddings are suspended.”

Other measures as a consequence of come into pressure on Wednesday embrace the extension of a nationwide curfew, from 7 pm (1700 GMT) till 4 am, restrictions on motion between districts, and the suspension of air journey to neighbouring Uganda the place coronavirus circumstances are spiralling.

“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 assertion stated.

Rwanda has, so far, averted the worst of the pandemic by implementing a number of the strictest containment measures on the continent and implementing a rigorous regime of testing and speak to tracing.

But over the previous few weeks, circumstances have shot up with authorities counting 662 circumstances and 7 deaths on Monday.

The nation of 13 million folks has registered a complete of 31,435 constructive circumstances and 388 deaths because the begin of the pandemic.

A nationwide marketing campaign aimed toward vaccinating 60 % of the inhabitants by subsequent yr has thus far reached simply three % of the inhabitants.

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Rwanda Cancels Weddings As COVID-19 Cases Surge

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