Last Updated: 07/27/2021
Rwanda is recording peak numbers in daily average COVID cases, with 983 per day as of July 15, up from just 35 in late May. So far, enough COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to vaccinate over 2% of its 12.7 million people. Due to the huge increase in cases, Rwanda’s government has sent the country back into lockdown, which includes only allowing essential travel, closing businesses that don’t provide essential services and shutting down schools and offices.
Child development centers in Rwanda are open for normal program activities but are working to comply with local COVID-19 prevention guidelines, meaning in many centers they meet in shifts or outdoors. They have been able to deliver over 88,500 food packs and 786,000 hygiene kits to children and families. Additionally, they have helped over 62,000 individuals obtain medical support.