By Ernest Nyetera
Four Coronavirus patients out of 102 cases receiving treatment in isolated health facilities in Rwanda have recovered and discharged, the national broadcaster announced today. This is the first batch of patients to be discharged since Rwanda started to identify COVID-19 cases mid-March.
One of the four is a Burundian national and the rest are Rwandans.
On April4, Rwanda’s Health Ministry identified 13 new COVID-19 cases which brought the total number to 102.
The ministry said four of the 13 cases were travellers who had arrived from Dubai and Turkey – two each while the remaining cases were previous contacts with people who had tested positive for COVID-19. The nine were identified through tracing,
Rwandans have been called upon to heighten vigilance and continue to observe guidelines of the health authorities and the government.
“Heightened vigilance continues to be required. The extension of the enhanced prevention measures announced by the government of Rwanda must be rigorously observed. Any Rwandans or legal residents returning to the country will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations,” reads the announcement released on Friday.
“Continue to observe instructions of the health authorities, particularly washing of hands regularly and maintaining physical distance from other people (at least I metre),” adds the announcement.