Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 17 new more cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the number of people diagnosed with the virus in the East African country to 36.
Among them are nine travelers from Dubai, UAE, three from Kenya, from the USA and and one from Qatar. Others include one case from India while the last one was a contact of a previously confirmed positive case, identified through tracing.
According to the Rwanda Health Ministry statement, all patients under treatment are in stable condition, and isolated from other patients while those who came in contact have been traced for further management.
Fortunately, no deaths have been reported so far. On Sunday, Rwanda banned all forms of immigration apart from locals returning home.
In a bid to combat the corona virus (COVID-19) which has ravaged the world, the government of Rwanda has closed non-essential businesses, suspended travel between cities and districts and non-essential movement outside the home.