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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

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Seventy (70) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5159 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three thousand, seven hundred, and forty-two (3742). To date, one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-six (1866) patients have recovered and been discharged, including three (3) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, eight hundred and sixty (1860) and sixteen (16) deaths. The new death is a Rwandan of 81 years old.

The new cases are in Kigali (54) from Kigali market cluster, Rusizi (7), Nyamasheke (3), Rubavu (3), Kirehe (2), Musanze (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere.

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds. Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:
Phone : 114 (toll-free);
Whatsapp message to: +250788202080; E mail: callcenter@rbc.gov.rw.

Let’s continue to work together to defeat this pandemic.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of World Health Organization (WHO).


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