Covid-19: Rwandan who breached lockdown to go fishing ‘killed by crocodile’

Crocodiles live in most rivers in Rwanda

Crocodiles live in most rivers in Rwanda

KIGALI, March 26 (NNN-AGENCIES) — A man in Rwanda who breached the ongoing lockdown to reportedly go fishing has been killed and eaten by a crocodile, the mayor of the southern Kamonyi district said.

Alice Kayitesi said the Wednesday morning incident happened in the Nyabarongo river.

“He had broken the stay-home rule, he’s among very few people here who are not co-operating with the lockdown to stop the Coronavirus,” she said.

The authorities in Rwanda imposed a total lockdown on Sunday as cases of Covid-19 continued to rise.

Those classed as key workers, such as medics, supermarket employees and journalists, are allowed to leave their homes.

The East African nation has confirmed 40 cases so far, the highest in the region.

The shutdown of economic activities in the country has severely affected majority of people who are low-income earners.

The government said that it would help those struggling amidst the strict measures.

There have been reports of casual laborers, who now have no income are trying to escape Kigali to join their families in villages, walking long distances as public transport has been banned.

In an another development, a local news website reported on Monday that police shot dead two men in the southern district of Nyanza after an altercation about the lockdown.

Police said they had tried to put up a fight with officers. — NNN-AGENCIES