Rwanda confirms more 17 Coronavirus cases, raises total to 36

BY: Eyalama In Corona, News On
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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.

In a statement released Monday, March 2, 2020, the patients, who comprise five travelers from Dubai, three from Kenya, two from the US, and two from Qatar and India each have been isolated, as persons who came into contact with them are being traced.

The authorities said one contact of a previously confirmed case was identified through tracing.

According to a statement issued by the ministry on Sunday, all patients remain in stable condition, isolated from other patients while people who came in contact have been traced for further management.

Uganda

Confirmed
42,224
Deaths
346
Recovered
41,652
Active
226
Last updated: May 8, 2021 - 5:14 pm (+00:00)

In a bid to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged the world, the government of Rwanda on Saturday, March 21st declared a countrywide lockdown.

Following the declaration, only essential services are allowed to operate and the country’s borders have been closed to passenger traffic.

Kenya

Confirmed
163,238
+572
Deaths
2,883
+18
Recovered
111,129
Active
49,226
Last updated: May 8, 2021 - 5:14 pm (+00:00)

Only freight transporters are being allowed into and out of the country while returning nationals or legal citizens will also be allowed in but the latter category must be subjected to a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

Other measures include a temporary ban on non-essential travel between different cities and districts across the country, while all employees both in the public and private sectors will work from home.

Rwanda

Confirmed
25,539
Deaths
338
Recovered
24,050
Active
1,151
Last updated: May 8, 2021 - 5:14 pm (+00:00)

According to the government, all these are measures taken to contain the virus from spreading.

No one has died of the virus in Rwanda.

All markets and shops selling foodstuffs and other essential groceries remain open.

Other services that are open include hospitals, banks, pharmacies, petrol stations, among others while public transport will also be allowed to remain in operation to service the providers of these essential services.

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