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World: Rwanda: In Kigali, the obligation of the vaccine pass causes mixed reactions

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For several weeks, Rwanda has set up the equivalent of a vaccinal pass. It must now be vaccinated to borrow public transport, go to restaurants or attend religious ceremonies. The country has already administered two doses at about 50% of its adult population and ensures to reach 70% of more than 12 years by June. Reporting at Nyabugogo Bus Station in Kigali, where these measures are attracting mixed reactions.

with our correspondent in Kigali, Laure Broulard

Anaclete is preparing to return to his small farm in Muhanga, after solding fruit to Kigali. He had to show his vaccination certificate to buy his bus ticket: "Wherever you go, we ask you if you are vaccinated. And if you are not, you do not have access to different services. We told you to go. Even to sell at the market, you have to be vaccinated.

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A large white tent was drawn up in the middle of the bus from all over the country. This is one of the main vaccination centers of the Rwandan capital. Anaclete came for his third dose. "I think the immunization obligation in some places is a good thing. Because the government should not take the progress made in the fight against coronavirus. Without these measures, people would not be encouraged to be vaccinated.

Gabriel, 19, is preparing to be administered his first dose, reluctantly, "I have so far I did not trust. Full of people do not trust. But he has people who come here because they do not have too many choices. Our country has exaggerated a little. But it's not just our country, many others are doing the same. But I think it's exaggerated.

In recent weeks, many people have tried to flee the country, ensuring wanting to escape vaccination.

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