Rwanda Eases Covid-19 Restrictions

Rwanda has eased some of its restrictive measures against the spread of coronavirus, including a reduction of night curfew hours.

In a statement on Monday night, the government reduced the curfew by two hours and it will now run from 21:00 to 04:00 local time - with businesses required to close by 20:00.

Movement between the capital, Kigali, and the rest of the country resumed on Tuesday, apart from three districts of the southern and eastern provinces.

Physical meetings have also resumed but should not exceed 30% of the venue capacity, but all bars remain closed.

The country's health ministry has so far announced more than 20,000 cases of Covid-19 infections and 282 deaths.

Meanwhile, more than 257,000 people have got the first jab of Covid vaccine.

Early this month, Rwanda received more than 340,000 doses of Pfizer and Oxford-AstraZeneca doses through the global Covax initiative.