Shops and malls in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, have been ordered to operate at 50% capacity and on on rotational basis following a surge in coronavirus cases.
Public transport between the capital and other districts has been prohibited.
A dusk-to-dawn curfew has been extended by two hours – it will now start at 19:00 local time.
Rwanda’s coronavirus infection has been rising with nearly 1,000 new cases confirmed in the last seven days. Most of the cases were from markets in Kigali.
Market vendors have said the new restrictions will affect their earnings.
A market vendor, Immaculée Dushime, told the BBC she was worried about her survival.
“My children and I eat when I have gone to sell, I am afraid,” she said.
Rwanda has so far recorded 3,625 cases and 15 fatalities.