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Coronavirus: Rwanda Grounds Rwandair; Suspends All International Flights for 30 Days

The government of Rwanda has suspended incoming and outgoing flights after Coronavirus cases in the country rose to 11 on Wednesday night.

“To further mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, all arriving and departing commercial flights, including Rwandair, will be halted beginning at midnight on 20 March 2020 for an initial period of 30 days,” the Health Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The country has in recent days struggled to contain the virus which has so far killed 6,518 people and wreaked havoc in many countries across the world.

Below is the statement in full:

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