Rwandan police shot and killed two people for defying lockdown orders on Wednesday, as the East African nation attempts to halt the spread of the Chinese coronavirus within its borders.
The two men fatally shot had attacked officers while on a routine patrol, according to Rwandan police.
The “deceased attacked and wrestled to the ground a police officer who was on routine patrol,” Rwanda National Police said via Twitter on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, Rwanda became the first African country to order a total lockdown in an effort to contain the spread of the Chinese coronavirus.
Upon arrival, returning travelers will be quarantined for two weeks.