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Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (2 June 2020)

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02 June 2020 — Seven (7) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 957 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and eighty-four (384). To date, two hundred and sixty-nine (269) patients have recovered and been discharged, with a second death occurred on 02nd June. The number of active cases is a hundred and thirteen (113).

The new death is a 24-year-old policewoman who was serving abroad where she fell ill with COVID-19 and was repatriated home in critical conditions for intensive care.

All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds. Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:
Phone : 114 (toll-free);
Whatsapp message to: +250788202080; E mail: callcenter@rbc.gov.rw.

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

On 2nd June 2020, The Cabinet adopted new measures in line with progressive lifting of lockdown for fighting COVID-19.

For more information:

Click on Rwanda Biomedical Centre Website: https://www.rbc.gov.rw

Click on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX Click on WHO website to view the Corona Virus Situation Dashboard with updated number of cases globally and country by country https://covid19.who.int/

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