The United States Envoy to Rwanda, Peter Vrooman said March 18 that his country will continue to the Government of Rwanda to contain the COVID-19 the way it has been doing with other diseases including HIV/AIDS.
“We will continue to work together with the Government of Rwanda on this unprecedented international health crisis. Together we will protect both Rwandans and Americans from COVID-19, just like the incredible progress we’ve made in the fights against HIV/AIDS and Ebola,” said Vrooman.
Vrooman said that the Department of US the safety of US citizens overseas was a major priority and has considered all options to assist them, especially in countries that have announced suspension of air travel, following the outbreak of COVID-19.
“The Department of State has no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas. The department is considering all options to assist U.S. citizens in countries that have announced suspension of air travel,” Vrooman said through a statement on twitter.
Effective March20, Rwanda suspends for a period of 30 days all arriving and departing air travel starting at midnight (23:59). On the heel of this announcement, the envoy said that they will be giving updates to the US citizens on air travels.