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Coronavirus cases in Rwanda climb up to fourty-one

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The number of people tested positive for coronavirus in Rwanda touched fourty-one while about seven-hundred travellers and people who came into contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance, an official source revealed late on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 in Kigali.

Reports by Rwandan health officials indicate that the new confirmed case on Wednesday involves one traveller, who arrived from Dubai, UAE, and has been isolated.

All patients remain under treatment in isolation and are in stable condition, the Ministry said adding that no patient is in critical condition.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Health in Kigali urged people to stay in their homes and follow the lockdown imposed by the government since last weekend.

For the third consecutive day of the curfew imposed by the Government, several main highways – typically packed with vehicles – were largely empty across Kigali city, but the police reported that some people tried to breach the curfew that is expected to last fourteen days.

During the lockdown period that came into force on Sunday, 22 March 2020 only markets and shops selling foodstuffs and other essential groceries will remain open. Hospitals, pharmacies and petrol stations among others are open as well, while public transport is limited to service the providers of these essential services.

Anyone who arrived in Rwanda within the past two weeks is required to self-quarantine for fourteen days from the date of arrival and follow all self-quarantine guidelines from the Ministry of Health.



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