11 more Covid-19 cases in Rwanda

Rwanda on Saturday, June 6 reported 11 new Covid-19 cases and one recovery, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 431 of whom 283 have recovered.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases are linked to Rusizi and Rusumo clusters.

 

“The new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced,” reads the ministry’s statement.

 

The latest update resulted from 945 sample tests. In total, the country has conducted 75,013 Covid-19 sample tests.

 

In addition, since outbreak in mid-March, Rwanda reported two deaths.

Since this week started, Rwanda’s confirmed cases are mostly detected in the Rusizi district of western province, whereas others are truck-drivers at Rusumo border.

Among measures put in place to curb the spread of this pandemic in other areas include the total lockdown enforced in Rusizi’s busy city Kamembe.

Rwanda is also among East African countries that have adopted a Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that is expected to prevent the increase of community Covid-19 cases that may be caused by cross-border truck drivers.

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