On Monday, 14 September 2020, Rwanda reported more than 180 new COVID-19 recoveries, raising the total number of recovered cases to 2 736.
Reports by the ministry of health indicate that the country confirmed 11 new positive cases of the pandemic, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 4 602. According to the ministry, the new cases were identified in Kigali’s high-risk groups in the capital city, Kigali, Nyamagabe, Rusizi, Bugesera and Rulindo.
The latest COVID-19 update was obtained from 1 687 sample tests conducted in the last 24 hours. In total, the country carried out 464 583 tests of the pandemic.
In a related development, municipal authorities in Kigali announced on Monday that one of the busy markets in Nyabugogo, a suburb of Kigali, will reopen on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, after almost three weeks of being closed following the latest surge in COVID-19 cases. The move, according to the city, was based on a health assessment and the level of COVID-19 prevention preparedness of people who work in the market.
In a bid to avoid overcrowding that may lead to the spread of the virus, vendors without stands or those with stands that were not in the housing master plan are not allowed to reopen. In addition to this, like all other markets countrywide, only 50 percent of all workers of Nyabugogo Market will be allowed to work and do shifts with remaining vendors.