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    Rwanda confirms first coronavirus case
    Saturday March 14 2020

    In a statement, the health ministry said the patient is an Indian citizen who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8.

    “An Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, 2020 has tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19). The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in Rwanda and reported himself to a health facility on March 13 where he was immediately tested,” the ministry said...
    Last edited by Missouriwatcher; March 20, 2020, 07:52 AM.

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    Rwanda confirms four more coronavirus cases
    By Julius Bizimungu
    Published : March 15, 2020 | Updated : March 15, 2020

    Rwanda has confirmed four more cases of the novel coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, bringing the total of identified cases to five, the Ministry of Health said on Sunday, March 15.

    The identified cases are of a 34-year-old Rwandan who arrived from South Sudan on March 6, and his brother, a 36-year-old who arrived from Fiji via United States of America and Qatar on March 8.

    The third case is of a 30-year-old man in Kigali with no recent travel history, while the fourth case is of a 22-year-old Ugandan who arrived in Rwanda from London on March 15, according to the Ministry...


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      11 cases


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        Coronavirus: Rwanda Closes Borders to Control Spread
        March 22, 2020 George Mtimba Africa, Africa Freelancing Global Gigs,

        Rwanda reported six new cases of covid-19, including a 10-month old baby.
        Panic-stricken citizens have been seen buying food products while some fear the future.
        The government calls on all people who arrived in Rwanda within the past 14 days to be isolated for 14 days.

        Rwanda has closed its borders and people have been ordered to stay in their homes in efforts to control the coronavirus. Other measures taken include requiring both government and private sector workers to work from home. Travel between regions has been suspended for a two-week period, with the possibility of an extension.

        Alcohol clubs and, non-food stores have also closed while transportation has been halted. The move comes a day after Rwanda’s health ministry on Saturday announced that six other people had been infected with coronavirus, among them a 10-month-old baby. These infections bring the total infected in Rwanda to 17...


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          Minister explains sharp rise of COVID-19 cases in Rwanda
          Hugues Mugemana
          Published : March 24, 2020

          In a statement issued on March 23, the Ministry of Health announced that the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the country had almost doubled to 36 with 17 new confirmed cases.

          It was the first time Rwanda registered a large number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in a single day as cumulatively over the previous eight days, the ministry had recorded 19 cases.

          The rise had caused tension among the population...


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            Rwanda’s Coronavirus Cases Jump to 40
            Kleive CalvinMarch 25, 2020 Editor Picks, NATIONAL, News,

            As the world continues to grapple with the novel Covid-19 pandemic, Rwanda has registered 4 new more cases of Coronavirus patients raising the number to 40.

            In a statement issued by the Ministry of health in Rwanda on 23rd March 2020, They noted that two travellers arrived from Dubai. One from Brussels whereas the other contracted the disease from an infected patient in the country...


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              Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases climbs to 41
              Published on 26.03.2020 at 10h21 by APA News

              The number of people tested positive for coronavirus in Rwanda touched 41 while about 700 travelers and people who came into contact with suspected cases have been put under surveillance, an official source revealed late Wednesday in Kigali.Reports by Rwandan health officials indicate that the new confirmed case Wednesday involves one traveler, who arrived from Dubai, UAE, and has been isolated.

              All patients remain under treatment in isolation and are in stable condition, the ministry said adding that no patient is in critical condition

              The statement issued by the Ministry of Health in Kigali urged people to stay in their homes and take the lockdown imposed by government since last weekend.

              For the third consecutive day of the curfew imposed by the Government, several main highways – typically packed with vehicles – were largely empty across Kigali city, but the Police reported some people tried to breach the curfew that is expected to last 14 days...



              Rwanda: Police Reportedly Shot Dead 2 For 'Defying COVID-19 Lockdown Orders'
              26 March 2020
              By Sethi Ncube

              Johannesburg — Police shot and killed two people for defying lockdown orders imposed by the government to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, according to Bloomberg.

              Rwanda National Police spokesperson John Bosco Kabera said the two young men "attempted to tussle" with officers...


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                54 cases:


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                  Rwanda COVID-19 cases increase to 60; all patients recovering well
                  Hudson Kuteesa
                  Published : March 28, 2020

                  The Ministry of Health on Saturday recorded six new COVID19 cases, taking the total of those diagnosed with the virus to 60.

                  The new cases include four travelers who arrived from Dubai, one traveler who arrived from the USA, and one contact of a previously confirmed positive traveler detected through contact tracing.

                  Dubai continues to remain the main source of the majority of the cases that have been positively diagnosed in Rwanda...


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                    Rwanda's COVID-19 cases reach 70
                    Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-30 13:46:58|Editor: Liu

                    KIGALI, March 29 (Xinhua) -- Rwanda's health ministry on Sunday reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total in the central African country to 70.

                    Of the ten new patients, six are travelers from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, two from South Africa, one from Nigeria, and another has frequent travel history within the East African region, said the ministry in a statement...


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                      BREAKING: Rwanda confirms 7 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 82
                      By Daniel Plafker -
                      3 hours ago

                      Seven new patients have tested positive for COVID-19 in Rwanda, the country’s health ministry confirmed Wednesday evening. The latest cases of of the novel coronavirus bring the total number of known infections in Rwanda to 82.

                      Three of the new cases were detected via contact tracing of earlier infections, two were persons with frequent travel in the region, one had recently traveled to the country from the United Kingdom and one had recently traveled from Dubai, the ministry said minutes ago...


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                        According to a statement from the ministry, the new cases were identified in the exercise of tracing people who came into contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases.

                        This was the first time all cases identified were from contacts made by previously diagnosed patients.

                        The ministry stipulated in the statement that patients are now being treated in designated health facilities, reiterating that none of them is in critical condition.

                        So far, majority of those who tested positive were found to have come into the country through Dubai.
                        ?The only security we have is our ability to adapt."


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                          COVID-19: Rwanda crosses the 100 mark, no patient in critical condition
                          By Edwin Ashimwe
                          Published : April 04, 2020 | Updated : April 04, 2020

                          The Ministry of Health on Saturday recorded 13 new coronavirus cases, taking the total of those diagnosed with the virus to 102.

                          The new cases include two travellers from Dubai, two travellers who arrived from Turkey and the other nine cases that are contacts of previously confirmed positive cases who were identified through tracing.

                          So far, Dubai continues to remain the main source of most cases that have been positively diagnosed in Rwanda...


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                              105 cases; 0 deaths: