UPDATE ON COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS -18 MARCH 2020Received on – 18th March 2020
Three (3) additional coronavirus cases were identified through a positive test today, binging the confirmed total to eleven (11).
- An Indian woman, 37, who arrived in Rwanda on 8 March 2020 from Mumbai, India. She is the spouse of a previously confirmed positive case.
- A Rwandan man,26, without recent travel history.
- A Rwandan man,45, who arrived on 16 March 2020 from Belgium via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
All confirmed coronavirus patients remain under treatment in stable conditions, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.
To further mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, all arriving and departing commercial passenger flights, including RwandAir, will be halted beginning at midnight on 20 March 2020 for an initial period of 30 days.
Heightened vigilance is required from all residents of Rwanda. Continue to observe the instructions of health authorities, particularly washing hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, and limiting unnecessary movements.
The initial two-week period of closure for schools and places of worship may be renewed and expanded based on circumstances.
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 email@example.com, send a WhatsApp message to +250 8 15 3012, or contact a medical professional.
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