Africa Central Africa Rwanda World 

Rwanda reimposes lockdown over ‘unprecedented’ Covid-19 infections

– – Rwanda has reimposed a lockdown in its capital, Kigali, as it battles a second wave of coronavirus cases. In a statement, the Rwandan government said it has been compelled to take the action due to   “unprecedented deaths and transmission rates”. The statement said all movements outside homes in the capital will require an approved permit from the police, except for essential service providers. Travel between Kigali and other provinces and districts will not be permitted, except for essential services and tourism. Tourists must have Covid-19 negative certificates. –…

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Africa North Africa World 

Covid-19: Tunisia orders nationwide lockdown to prevent spread

– – Tunisia’s government has ordered a four-day nationwide lockdown effective Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Health Minister Faouzi Mehdi told reporters that new measures will cover extending the night curfew from 1700GMT to 0500GMT. Schools will also be closed from Wednesday until 24 January, according to the government. The country has confirmed over 160,000 cases since the pandemic started last year with more than 5,000 deaths. Confirmed infection rate in Tunisia is still pegged at over 300 new cases daily. – – To contain…

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Africa Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

Covid-19: Zimbabwe reimposes nationwide lockdown

– – The government of Zimbabwe has reimposed a national lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. There has been a surge in cases in the past weeks and the government hopes the latest move will contain the spread. Only essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and supermarkets will be exempted from the lockdown to be operational for the next 30 days. Vice President and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga told reporters there the lockdown has become necessary due to the huge spike in cases over the festive season. According…

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