Newlyweds spend a night in the stadium for breaking Covid-19 rules.

by Helvine Achieng
April 9, 2021


A newly wedded couple was forced to spend their first night in the cold at an open stadium after breaking Covid-19 rules in Rwanda. The couple was arrested alongside their guests and taken to an empty stadium where they had to observe social distancing to avoid spreading the virus.

The team was part of 60 people arrested over the weekend at the Le Printemps Hotel in Gasabo District during a reception.

Harerimana Gasana Jean de Dieu, the Finance and Administration Manager at the Hotel Le Printemps said he was disappointed by his customers because they had said they had come for a regular meal and later saw it as a reception after the wedding. 

Kimironko Sector Executive Secretary further warned traders and Rwandans, in general, to refrain from violating Covid-19 regulations, reminding them that the consequences will be more painful than complying with the regulations.

"We are always urging people to abide by the COVID-19 prevention guidelines. Everyone knows the consequences. We have set up a community-based approach to fighting this epidemic; we have groups of people travelling to different parts of our Sector to ensure that the regulations are being followed well," he was quoted by a local publication.