Rwanda CoronaVirus Cases Rise to 7 as New Cases are Confirmed

The Government of Rwanda has confirmed two new cases of new Coronavirus, bringing the total to 7 in three days.

According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Monday night, two additional coronavirus cases were identified through positive tests.

They include a 32-year-old Rwandan woman whose husband is a confirmed coronavirus patient with recent travel history to Fiji, USA and Qatar.

A Germany man, 61, who arrived in Rwanda on 13 March 2020 from Germany via Istanbul without symptom later developed a cough and went to a healthy facility on 15 March 2020.

The Government said all confirmed patients are currently under treatment and are in stable condition and are isolated from other patients.

“Heightened vigilance is required from all residents to continue to observe all instructions from health authorities, particularly by washing hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, and reporting any symptoms and limiting unnecessary movements.”

The Government informed the public to note that the face masks do not provide protection against coronavirus but should be used by patients and those in direct contact with patients.

In a related development, Green Hill Academy, Kigali school owned by the First Lady Jeanette Kagame and popular among the elite, diplomats and wealthy business community has Monday confirmed that one its staff members tested  positive for COVID 19 and was currently recovering well in isolation.

“Thank you for your patience today, as we worked closely with the Rwandan Biomedical Center (RBC) to plan next steps. The staff member who has tested positive for COVID 19 is currently recovering well in isolation,” reads a statement from the school.

“He/she is already feeling better and expected to make a full and speedy recovery. I appreciate all the kind thoughts that families and staff members sent. We are so grateful for our caring community at a time like this,” the school emphasised.

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