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COVID-19: 22 New Cases Recorded in Rwanda

Rwanda has this Friday registered an astonishing 22 new cases, bringing to 176 the total number of Coronavirus cases in the country.

In a statement seen by ChimpReports, Rwanda’s Health Ministry said it carried out 1,046 tests of the novel virus today.

“This reflects a rise in cases of cross-border truck drivers and their assistants,” reads the statement in part.

“All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.”

This is the highest number of COVID19 cases registered in a single day in Rwanda in weeks.

87 patients have so far recovered from COVID19.

Rwanda is said to be grappling with infections of truck drivers from Tanzania.

Rwanda last year took a decision to limit its imports via the Northern Corridor due to its sour bilateral relations with Uganda hence opting for the Tanzania route.

The country remains in a lockdown with the view of containing the spread of the virus.

Rwanda, which relies heavily on tourism for foreign exchange, saw its economy ground to a halt due to the lockdown.

Unnecessary movements and visits outside the home are not permitted, except for essential services such as healthcare, food shopping, financial services and for the personnel performing such services as well as other key national projects.

Cabinet resolved that farming will continue in preparation for the ongoing agricultural season while observing guidelines from health authorities.

Places of worship will remain closed in Rwanda as a measure to further contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

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