Filter for Rwanda Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-06-08 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Government of Rwanda and the European Union (EU) Monday signed a Rwf55 billion grant agreement to support social protection in response to the Covid-19 crisis in the country
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2020-06-04 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown
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2020-06-02 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
resumption of transport between provinces and motorcycle passenger service. However, crossprovince transport to and from districts of Rusizi and Rubavu in western Rwanda and motorcycles carrying passengers in the two border towns are still prohibited.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Curfews
Movements are prohibited from 9 PM to 5 AM.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Borders will remain closed, except for goods and cargo, as well as returning Rwandan citizens and legal residents.
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2020-05-18 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools will remain closed until September 2020.
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2020-05-18 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Civil marriage ceremonies will resume but should not exceed 15 persons. Other related ceremonies including church services and receptions are not permited.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All returnees will be subjected to mandatory quarantine in accordance with existing health guidelines at their own cost.
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Mass population testing
Mass screening and testing for COVID-19 will continue nationwide
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: Amendments to funeral and burial regulations
Funeral gatherings should not exceed 30 persons.
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2020-05-18 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
transport between different provinces and city of Kigali remain closed
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2020-05-12 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Four East African States (Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan) agreed to enforce digital surveillance and tracking system to monitor truck drivers and crews of cross border cargo drivers to help curb covid-19 spread.
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2020-04-30 Out Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Cabinet lifted lockdown after considering progress
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2020-04-22 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
new Mobile Lab that will boost COVID-19 testing capacity
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2020-04-19 In Public health measures: Requirement to wear protective gear in public
Face masks must be worn in public and in multi-family compounds
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2020-03-29 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
Coronavirus Disease 2019, National Preparedness and Response Plan
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
travel between cities and districts is suspended, and unnecessary movements outside of home are not permitted.
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2020-03-21 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Announcement of lockdown for the country of Rwanda for a period of 2 weeks. Preventative measures for the next 2 weeks: non-essential movement outside the home is not permitted, all employees shall work from home except those providing essential services, non-essential shops and markets are closed, all bars are closed, and motos/restaurants/cafes may only provide take-away/delivery services.
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2020-03-21 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Partial lockdown
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2020-03-21 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Borders are closed, except for goods, cargo, and returning Rwanda citizens and legal residents
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Returning citizens and legal residents will be subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations
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2020-03-20 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
effective immediately all bars will close at 21:00 each day in Kigali and other cities, and at 19:00 in rural areas.
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
all arriving and departing commercial passenger flights, including RwandAir, will be halted beginning at midnight on 20 March 2020 for an initial period of 30 days. Only cargo and emergency flights will operate
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2020-03-20 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
This includes internal borders between cities or regions of the country.
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Mandatory 14-day quarantine, including self-isolation for travelers who arrived within the past 14 days.
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2020-03-17 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools and places of worship are closed for 2 weeks
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2020-03-15 In Public health measures: General recommendations
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2020-03-14 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Large gatherings such as sporting events to be postponed
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2020-03-14 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Schools and higher education (public and private) to be closed
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2020-03-08 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Asymptomatic travelers from endemic countries will give electronic daily monitoring updates for 14 days after they left the endemic country + preventative measures.
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2020-03-08 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
all concerts and other public gathering that bring together many people eg. entertainment concerts, exhibitions, festivals, open-days, marching events among others are postponed from 8th March until further notice.
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2020-03-08 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
All travelers arriving at all points of entry will be screened.
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2020-03-08 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
All travelers presenting one of the COVID-19 symptoms and coming from endemic countries will be taken for isolation at nearest hospital.
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2020-03-06 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
PM addresses the people of Rwanda
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
No cases at this time, but Rwanda introduced strict quarantine procedures.
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Health screenings in airports and border crossings
No cases at this time, but Rwanda introduced detection at borders.
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
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2020-02-27 In Public health measures: Awareness campaigns
Awareness campaigns using radio, TV, meetings, social media channels, SMS, and operated numbers.
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