Rwanda covid-19 infections rise by one to 41

Thursday March 26 2020

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Washing hands with soap is one of the simplest and most effective ways of killing off any infection and viruses. Photo | Cyril NDEGEYA  

JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE
By JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE
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Rwanda has Wednesday confirmed one additional coronavirus infection, bringing the total number to 41.

A statement by the ministry of health indicates that the patient arrived in the country from Dubai, but did state the date of arrival.

According to the ministry all  the 41 patients are under treatment in stable condition in an isolated health facility. “No patient is in is critical condition. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management," reads the statement.

Members of the public are urged to continue washing hands regularly and maintaining physical distance from other people. The government also urges people to continue working while all public transport means and use of private vehicles have been suspended.

Social gatherings are equally suspended, while essential gathering like funerals are not allowed to have no more than 10 participants.

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