Rwanda today announced new measures to deal with COVID-19, as the numbers rise. Rwanda now has 17 confirmed cases.
In a statement released by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente, the lock down and new measures come into effect from today. However, this excludes essential services like health and food shopping.
In the statement, the boarder will be closed except for goods and cargo. Rwandan citizens and legal residents will have to return, however, they will be subjected to a 14 day quarantine at designated locations.
All workers have also been asked to work from home expect those providing essential services.Shops, Markets, and public transport system have all been closed and the latter can only deliver services or if they carry passengers must maintain at least one meter distance amongst them.Restaurants and Cafes have been allowed to only provide take away services.