By Jejje Muhamudu;
The Rwandan FA has instructed all football clubs to install hand-washing facilities at stadiums, as a preventive measure against the deadly coronavius (COVID-19).
According to the officially communiqué released and signed by Regis Uwimana the Ferwafa secretary general on Tuesday , all hosting clubs are required to place the facilities two hours before the start of the national football matches to prevent the risk of coronavius outbreak.
The statement in part and translated, calls for all fans, players and coaches to wash their hands before entering the stadiums or pitches for the games. It further forbids all fairly-play shake hands.
The new changes, which are temporary preventative measures started on Tuesday during the 23 round of the national football league.
Though it is unclear how long the new policies will last, it may be difficult to compete the season if a club, fan or play is impacted by the outbreak.
The announcement comes after a new contingency plan was delivered countrywide by the Prime Ministers of Office.
Coronavirus is spread via droplets from the nose and months and can be transmitted onto the hands and passed on via a handshake.
Rwanda is among African countries that have not recorded a case of the epidemic since its outbreak three months ago.
Egypt, where the first coronavirus case was first reported in Africa, then Burkina Faso, Morocco, Nigeria, Cameroon, Benin and South Africa while Togo has one case of the flub-like virus.