Rwanda is set to reopen schools after cabinet resolved this Friday September 26 to allow schools reopen gradually, pushed curfew hours to start from 10 PM and allowed public transport to reopen countrywide.
The cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame at Village Urugwiro also eased several other measures put in force to prevent the spread of Covid-19 while other measures remain as they are.
Schools are set resume with a gradual reopening from a detailed reopening schedule to be stipulated by the ministry of education.
Curfew hours will now start from 10PM to 5AM, previously movements were prohibited 9PM to 5AM. Public transport between Kigali and other provinces will resume including to and from the boarder district of Rusizi.
Covid-19 tests will no longer be mandatory for social gatherings including wedding receptions, meetings and conferences. However, organizers are advised to stick to Covid-19 measures, including the 30% venue capacity and 30 guests at the wedding.
The cabinet advised that the public should take advantage of COVID-19 tests as preventive measures.
Bicycles were allowed to resume the transport of people in permitted areas and in accordance with safety measures.
This Friday Rwanda recorded two deaths bringing the total 29 lives Covid-19 has claimed in the country and nine cases were identified out of 1,400 samples examined on the same day. This brings the number of infections to 4,798 while 30 people recovered in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 3,080 people who have returned home.