Tue. Mar 31st, 2020

COVID-19 cases rise to 40 in Rwanda

Clients washing their hands with soap at Nyirangarama (PHOTO/The Light Magazine)

By Our Reporter

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has announced four new cases of Coronavirus identified today

Two of the new Coronavirus in Rwanda include two travellers who arrived from Dubai and one from Brussels in Belgium. The Fourth is a “contact of a previous confirmed positive traveller who was identified through tracing,” Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has announced today.

At least 19 Coronavirus cases have been imported, authorities have said.

In Rwanda, the government moved fast to issue preventive measures and the first 19 cases of COVID-19 registered by March22 left most Rwandans frightened to the marrow for most of these Coronavirus cases occurred within a space of one week.

Notwithstanding the countrywide phobia was spurred by the fact that there is yet no vaccine for the diseases and a great deal of disinformation fuelled it.

COVID-19 pandemic which is now charging up started in the capital of Hubei Province, Wuhan in China where 81,132 cases, 3,279 deaths and 72,703 recoveries had been recorded as of March23. Some 50,418 were Active cases, 3, 204 of them were described critical.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 195 countries and territories around the world and 1 international conveyance (the Diamond Princess cruise ship harbored in Yokohama, Japan

But, Italy topped the list of deaths in Europe and coming just behind China with the United States trailing in the third position but at a terrific speed. Other countries where COVOD-19 pandemic is hitting hardest include: German, Spain, Iran, the United States, France, S. Korea, Switzerland, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Canada and Brazil.

Others are Turkey, Malaysia, Denmark, Israel, Czechia, Ecuador, Japan, Ireland, Luxembourg Thailand, Chile, Pakistan, Poland, India, Qatar, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan et cetera. There is no single Continent that has been spared by the pandemic with African Continent being the latest prey.    

Italy had recorded 63,927 cases of Coronavirus 6, 077 of which are deaths while 7,432 were recoveries. Some 50,418 active cases 3,204 of them were in critical condition. The US had registered a total of 46,145 cases of which 2,411 were new cases and deaths had climbed to 582 plus 29 new deaths.

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