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COVID-19: Rwanda Cases Soar to 153 with 3 New Patients

The Rwandan government has this Wednesday reported three more cases of Coronavirus, Chimp Corps report. 

This brings to 153, the total number of infections in the country.

Rwanda has the third highest number of Coronavirus cases in East Africa.

Kenya takes the lead with 303 cases while Tanzania follows with 284 infections.

Uganda’s COVID-19 cases stand at 61 among whom five infected foreign truck drivers were repatriated back home.

Kigali last week extended the national lockdown for 21 more days to contain further spread of Coronavirus.

Rwanda, which relies heavily on tourism and remittances 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 last week resolved that farming will continue in preparation for the ongoing agricultural season while observing guidelines from health authorities.

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

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