The Rwandan government headed by Paul Kagame has imposed a new lockdown measures to curb the spiking covid cases in the land locked country. Scientists say the rate of internal infections is sky rocketing due to the silent return to the normal life.

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A statement released by the Prime Minister’s office on Tuesday orders the closure of schools and universities and prohibits church services, meetings and all social gatherings, effective July 1.

The 7pm-4am curfew was revised and the curfew will now run from 6pm to 4am. Movements between Kigali and other districts have been banned with an exception for only key workers providing essential services, while business have been asked to close by 5pm. Restaurants will only offer takeaway services as opposed to the indoor meals.

Kigali City and districts of Burera, Kamonyi, Gicumbi, Rwamagana, Rubavu, Nyagatare, Rutsiro and Musanze that have recorded more cases of infections will follow stricter guidelines than the rest of the country. Most of the above districts neighbour the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda that are experiencing a spike in the variant infections.

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