The government of Rwanda approved on Thursday the reopening of places of worship in the country that closed about four months ago due to the coronavirus pandemic, despite declaring that precautions are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.
Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente’s office has announced that the local government’s ministry will publish the applicable regulations, adding that the reopening will take place after an inspection process to ensure that the restrictions are in place.
“The places of worship could go back to work with the approval of local authorities,” he said, according to the Rwandan newspaper The New Times. The precautionary measures include respect for social distance from the faithful.
Similarly, minors under the age of 13 cannot participate in prayers, while minors between 13 and 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian, while the number of believers who can participate in the acts is limited.