Rwanda has become the first East African country to fully institute a ban on domestic travels.
The land locked nation has reported several of the regional cases of the Corona virus pandemic.
Rwanda has reached the resolve according to a Monday, 23 statement from the office of the Prime Minister which reads, “observing the global trend of the COVID-19 pandemic, and considering the experiences of other countries, there is a clear need to take additional steps to ensure that COVID-19 does not spread further in Rwanda.”
The 12 million populated country will not tolerate ‘unnecessary’ movements from one town, city or district to another. Only healthcare, food shopping, banking and other essential services will be accepted.
The same statement directs all public and civil servants to observe order and return to their homes to conduct their work from there save for those providing essential services.
Rwanda becomes the first African country to make 14 days in the global lock down trend. Their health ministry contends that they have only 17 known Corona virus cases without a single death registered. Kigali authorities are doing all it takes including deploying sanitizers on all major streets in a bid to limit the spread of the novel Corona virus. In other preventive measures, all her borders are closed and flights are cancelled to and fro.