Rwanda’s Ministry of Environment has postponed Water Week celebrations due to Coronavirus, TOPAFRICANEWS reports.
The Water Week was expected to start from 17th to 25 March 2020 as part of the celebration of key annual events namely 21 March: International Day of Forest
22 March: World Water Day
23 March: World Meteorological Day.
According to information reaching our desk, the dates for the three International events are observed on their respective dates; however no ceremonies planned as the previous years.
Since the Coronavirus became a worldwide concern, many countries have halted public meetings and other gatherings in order to avoid mass transmission of the virus.
As of 18th March 2020, Rwanda counts 8 people who have coronavirus.
Special COVID-19 Notice:
As per Ministry of Health guidelines, a number of events in the Environment and Natural Resources sector have been postponed. We will communicate new dates for these as soon as they become available. If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 (dry cough, fever and difficulty breathing) or have had close contact with someone confirmed to have or currently being evaluated for COVID-19, immediately notify the Rwanda Biomedical Centre or your nearest health facility by calling 114.
Visit https://rbc.gov.rw/index.php?id=707 for the latest updates on prevention measures and other information. Remember to wash your hands regularly with soap for 40-60 seconds or with sanitiser and keep at least one metre distance from others at all times. Follow @RwandaHealth and @RBCRwanda for the latest updates.