KIGALI, Rwanda

Rwanda Saturday announced a two-week lockdown in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus, banning unnecessary movement of residents within the Central African country and closing its land borders.

Unnecessary movement and visits outside homes are not permitted except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, or banking and for the personnel performing such services, according to a statement issued by Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente.

“All employees both public and private shall work from home except for those providing essential services,” the statement said.

“Borders are closed except for goods and cargo as well as

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