Update COVID-19 31 March 2020
31 March 2020 — Five (5) new CoVID_19 cases were identified today, bringing the total to seventy-five (75).
• Four (4) travelers who arrived from Dubai and who have been isolated
• One (1) contact of a previously confirmed positive case, and who has been isolated
All patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities. 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, 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.