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Rwanda’s bi-monthly mass physical sports exercise and car-free day were among activities which were suspended in March 2020, to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic after the country recorded its first case. However, mass gatherings, which used to bring people together at each of the designated sites in Kigali, and voluntary medical testing sessions were both prohibited to avoid violating guidelines set to avoid the spread of the pandemic. In June, the government gave people greenlight to resume non-contact sports activities in compliance with safety guidelines. Rwanda currently has 4,722 active Covid-19 cases and has recorded 27 deaths.

Residents of Kigali on Car Free Day which returned on September 20.

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