Rwanda Coronavirus Cases Hit 5

The Rwandan government has confirmed four more cases of Coronavirus, Chimp Corps report. 

The development comes just hours after announcing radical measures to stem the spread of the virus that has killed thousands across the world.

In a statement issued Sunday night, Rwanda said, “Four additional Coronavirus cases were identified through positive tests today, bringing the confirmed total to five.”

Kigali said the confirmed cases include a 34-year-old Rwandan man who arrived from South Sudan on March 6, 2020; his brother, a 36-year-old Rwanda who arrived from Fiji via USA and Qatar on March 8, 2020.

Other cases are a 30-year-old Rwanda man in Kigali with no recent travel history and a 22-year-old man with Ugandan nationality who arrived in Rwanda from from London on March 15, 2020.

Government said “all patients are currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.”

There are currently 169,605 confirmed cases and 6,518 deaths from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of March 16, 2020.

Europe has now become the epicenter of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined, apart from China.

More cases are now being reported every day than were reported in China at the height of its epidemic.

Rwanda joined Kenya which has reported several cases of Coronavirus.

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