New “hard core” epidemic prevention regulations in Rwanda

Rwanda, an African country, insists on taking tough measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Rwandans found violating curfew or wearing masks will be sent to the stadium to attend an all night lecture on the danger of the new coronavirus. According to Agence France Presse on August 7, about 70000 people in Rwanda have been ordered by police to listen to speeches for hours in stadiums or detention centers since mid July, in defiance of the country’s post-9:00 curfew or mandatory mask requirements. < / P > < p > such “lectures” are conducted under the supervision of the armed police and end around dawn, and participants are sent home and strictly required to be self segregated. < / P > < p > a Rwandese named jado son nizeyimana said he was stopped by police for wearing the wrong mask and told to report to the nearest stadium. “From now on, I will always wear a mask no matter where I am.” He told AFP. According to the report, the media are often invited to the scene to report, because it may serve as a warning to the public that they are “educated” in the stadium because they do not comply with the epidemic prevention regulations. In addition, the police will inform their employers of the violations. < / P > < p > if you don’t want to accept this public warning, there is another option to pay a fine of 25000 Rwandese francs, but in a country where the monthly salary of a waiter is only about 400 yuan, the amount of fine is too much for many people. < / P > < p > “I’ve been arrested twice for ignoring the curfew, and I spent the night in the stadium twice. The other option is to pay a big fine, but I don’t have the money, I’m looking for a job. ” Said Elly niganze, 25.

novel coronavirus pneumonia in Rwanda, with a population of 12 million 500 thousand, was identified in 2000 cases and 5 deaths in August 6th. It is one of the best control countries in Africa. But at the same time, the country has been controversial over its strict rules during the outbreak and the misconduct of its soldiers.