Update COVID-19 09 April 2020

Update COVID-19 09 April 2020

09 April 2020 — Three (3) new CoVID_19 cases were identified today, out of 720 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to a hundred and thirteen (113), of whom 7 have recovered and been discharged.
•    Two (2) travelers with recent travel history in the region, who were quarantined upon arrival
•    One (1) contact of a previously confirmed positive case, who was identified through tracing.

All new cases have been isolated and the tracing is ongoing. All patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities. The majority are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition. 

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, or dial *114# for automated screening, or email callcenter [at] rbc.gov.rw, or send a Whatsapp message to +250788202080, or contact a medical professional.

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

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