Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

COVID-19 cases reach 17 in Rwanda, says Health Ministry

By George Kalisa

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has announced six new cases of COVID-19 bringing the number of cases to 17 since the diseases entered the country nearly a week ago.  

The new cases include a French woman, 30, and her ten-month old baby. The husband of this lady was among the first cases to test positive with COVID-19.  

The others are a Swedish man,26, who came to the country on March3, and Rwandan national who travel history shows they have been to Europe before to places which include Doha (Qatar) and Dubai.   

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that more than 9, 000 people have succumbed to COVID-19 while More than 210,000 cases have now been reported to WHO since the coronavirus pandemic started in China at the end of last year.

Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus gave the updates during his opening remarks at the media briefing today.

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