Rwanda Is First African Country to Impose Total COVID-19 Lockdown

Rwanda has become the first country on the continent to order a total shutdown because of the novel coronavirus. All unnecessary movements outside the home have been banned for an initial two weeks and both public and private workers have also been ordered to work from home to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The country has closed its borders completely, except for goods and cargo and returning citizens - who will be quarantined for two weeks.

An aerial view of Kigali Convention Centre and its environs in Kimihurura.

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