February 26, 2021

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Salesians of Don Bosco-Africa of the Great Lakes (Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda)

Covid-19: Kigali placed under total lockdown

A cabinet meeting held on Monday, January 18 has among other resolutions put Kigali under a total lockdown for two weeks, effective Tuesday, January 19. The meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame attributed the move to the current spike of cases reported in the capital for the past days. “The surge in cases specifically in the City of Kigali has necessitated a lockdown. Citizens are urged to significantly reduce social interactions and limit movements to essential services,” reads part of a statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister. Information from the Rwanda Biomedical Centre indicates that Kigali accounts for 61 per cent of Covid-19 patients reported in the country since January 1. Rwanda has so far reported 11,032 Covid-19 cases, from a total of 796,867 sample Covid-19 tests taken since March. A total of 142 patients have succumbed to the viral virus. Original information Published by THE NEW TIMES
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