Rwanda has confirmed four more cases of the COVID-19 virus bringing the total number of identified cases to five as Kenya reported two more cases on Sunday taking ts number to three.
The small East African nation reported on Sunday that 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.
“Four additional coronavirus cases were identified through positive tests today (Sunday),” the Ministry said, highlighting that all patients have been isolated from other patients and were undergoing treatment.
The Ministry said the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.
Rwanda confirmed its first COVID-19 case on Saturday through an India national who arrived into the country on March 8 but showed no symptoms at first until March 16 when he tested positive for the d*****e that has claimed 5,000 lives globally.
The message that the Rwandan Government is largely in sync with the advise that Kenyan government has been giving its citizens. The Paul Kagame led government has told its citizens to wash their hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, and report any symptoms as soon as they manifest.
The Rwandese President has taken a lead role in urging citizens not to panic.