Update COVID-19 29 March 2020

Ten (10) new CoVID_19 cases were identified today, bringing the total to forty-one (70).

•    Six (6) travelers who arrived from Dubai and who have been isolated 
•    Two (2) travelers who arrived from South Africa and who has been isolated 
•    One (1) traveler who arrived from Nigeria and who has been isolated
•    One (1) traveler who had frequent travel in the East African region and who has been isolated 

All patients are under treatment in stable condition in an isolated health facility. The majority are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management. 

Heightened vigilance continued to be required. The enhanced prevention measures by the Government of Rwanda must be rigorously observed: non-essential businesses are closed, travel between cities and districts is suspended, and non-essential movements outside the home are not permitted. Any Rwandans or legal residents returning to country will be subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations.

Continue to observe the instructions of health authorities, particularly washing hands regularly, and maintaining physical distance from other people (at least 1,5 meter).  

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should call the toll-free number 114, email callcenter@rbc.gov.rw, send a Whatsapp message to +250788202080(or +250781753012, or contact a medical professional.

Let’s continue to work together to defeat this pandemic.

Source: World Health Organization. Africa

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