General sporting activities resume after 7 months

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The Rwandan Ministry of Sports called for strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols as outdoor sporting activities resumed on Monday in the country, since March after the coronavirus shutdown.

In a statement, Aurore Mimosa, the Rwandan Minister of Sports said COVID-19 protocols must be followed at all times.

“All teams going for training must adhere to COVID-19 protocols and due diligence must be done at the training venue in order to protect the health of participants,” the statement said.

The resumption of sports was based on assessment of prevention measures outlined by the relevant sports associations in the country, it said.

Several non-contact outdoor sporting activities had resumed in Rwanda in June under strict observance of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Rwanda started easing coronavirus restrictions on May 4, allowing businesses to resume with essential staff. 

Last Friday, the cabinet eased restrictions further, allowing movement from the capital Kigali to districts and vice versa. But the country’s land borders remain closed, while schools are set to reopen gradually in the coming days.

On Sunday, the cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country reached 4,820 with 29 related deaths, according to the Ministry of Health daily updates.

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