After four months of closure, places of worship in Rwanda are now being allowed to reopen but under strict conditions.
The government said the strict measures should help limit the spread of coronavirus.
A statement from the prime minister’s office said worshipers will now have to be registered at the entrance, maintain 1.5m distance and must wear masks.
Churches for example are to ask their congregants to give offerings in cash while children under the age of 12 are not to be allowed into church buildings.
Places of worship in Rwanda and schools were closed on 14 March when the country recorded its first case of Covid-19.
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— Office of the PM | Rwanda (@PrimatureRwanda) July 15, 2020
Rwanda so far has recorded 1,435 cases of Covid-19 and four deaths.
In parts of Africa countries are beginning to reopen their economies and get life back to normal.
The World Health Organization though has warned relaxing strict Covid-19 protocols could erode previous gains.
Africa’s Covid-19 case count has exceeded 590,000 so far with 13,238 deaths.