At President Paul Kagame of Rwanda cabinet meeting on January 26, 2022, new measures were adopted to control the spread of COVID-19 in Rwanda.
The new measures, which took nationwide effect yesterday, Thursday, January 27th 2022, was issued in the communique released by the office of the Prime Minister. The measures states that:
- Rwanda residents must get fully vaccinated to access public spaces and events;
- Movements within the country have also been restricted between 12 AM to 4 AM. Businesses are therefore advised to shut down operations by 11 PM;
- Arriving & departing passengers at Kigali international airport must present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken 72 hours before departure and must comply with health guidelines;
- For arriving passengers, COVID-19 PCR and rapid tests will be taken upon arrival and an additional compulsory rapid test performed at passengers’ expense on day 3 from arrival date;
- Essential staff will continue to work at public offices as they must work at not more than 50% capacity, while other employees work remotely;
- -while private offices will continue at not more than 75% capacity with remote and rotational plans;
- Businesses were also instructed to their ensure employees are fully vaccinated.
- Gathering capacity is limited to 75%.
According to the cabinet resolutions, the COVID-19 measures will be reviewed after one month upon health assessment.
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