Police has arrested a congregation of 77 people that were found praying from an inhabited plain between Gisagara and Huye districts.
The congregation claimed they had gathered in the area to pray for Rwanda against the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the group was not observing measures for preventing the spread of Covid-19.
Mushimiyimana Berithe the Executive Secretary for Bweya cell, Ndora Sector in Gisagara district said they got a tip off that dozens of people had gathered in this marshland praying without observing anti Covid-19 procedures.
A joint operation was conducted on Saturday and all 77 people including youths and elders were arrested. Of these arrested, 76 belong to ADEPR religious group while 1 is from the seventh day Adventist faith.
The culprits may be fined Rwf5000 each. Police and authorities gathered all the suspects and sensitised them on the covid-19 pandemic.
On Saturday, Rwanda reported that total infections had reached a total of 4,349 cases across the country. Deaths are 18, recovered cases are 2199 while active cases are 2132.