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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:11/07/2021

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According to a statement released by the Prime minister's office, travel is prohibited between 6 p.m. and 4 a.m. and business will close at 5 p.m.  across the country with effect from July 1st.

In addition, social gathering in both public and private places have been banned in KIGALI and the districts of GICUMBI, KAMONYI, MUSANZE, NYAGATARE, BURERA, RUBAVU, RUTSIRO and RWAMAGANA.

Further religious gatherings and attendant meeting have been prohibited while all offices private and public will remain closed with instruction to work from home except for those providing essential services.

Equally, restaurants partially remain closed and will be required to strictly offer TAKE AWAY services only.

All these measures are meant to contain the spread of the deadly COVID 19 virus   and to save the lives of the citizens.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru “(Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 11-07-2021 broadcasted in synergy by eleven radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on" COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES AND EFFECTS ON SOCIETY »

 

THE GUESTS

  1. Minister Jean Marie GATABAZI/MINALOC
  2. Dr Tharcisse MPUNGA/MINISANTE
  3. Minister Béata HABYARIMANA/MINICOM
  4. CP John Bosco KABERA/RNP

 

Dr Tharcisse MPUNGA who represented the Ministry of Health said that the number of Covid 19 infections in the last 2 weeks has increased significantly. This is attributed to the new variant/s which is highly contagious. Consequently, the number of hospitalized cases and fatalities attributed to the infection has increased significantly. He decried that the people have been reluctant to take precautionary measures put in place by the government.

He explained that the government is providing vaccines and at the moment waiting for a delivery of three million vaccines. He nevertheless urged the members of the public to take extra precaution to avoid the infection from the new variants whose transmissibility is high and affects fatal.

John Bosco KABERA(RNP), said that in the last two weeks, they have arrested and charged people that have violated Covid-19's preventive measures. He singled out people that have created pubs in their homes including partying. This also includes young job seekers going by the name KUNDEGE, KUDUSIMA who are known for going on rampage and drinking spree. Such behavior increases the risk of COVID infection.

The war against Covid 19 must jointly be fought by the state and private sector.

 In regard to this, MINICOM Minister, Madame HABAYRIMANA Béatha, urged the private sector to strengthen ways of protecting themselves and their staff. She noted that some traders violate Covid 19 preventions standards increasing the level of infection in the society.

Besides the concerns related to the Covid 19, the residents of the city of Kigali have raised concern over shortage of water. Taps in homes and in the markets are running dry while car stations have no water at all. The mayor of Kigali, Pudence RUBINGISA has confirmed these concerns and promised to address the water shortage immediately.

Citizens who called during the interview expressed their concern about the livelihood and general economic effects of Covid 19. They made suggestions that banks reduce interest rates on their loans now that they are working for fewer hours. That because they work less, tax should be also reduced and so should is house rent. They raised concern about the high costs of taking Covid 19 tests.

 

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