Four more patients recover from COVID-19

On Thursday, May 14, Rwanda recorded 4 more recoveries that brought the total number of recoveries to 168.

No new positive case was recorded among 895 samples that were tested in the previous 24 hours. The total cases are 287 and active cases remain 119, many of which were tested in truck drivers and their assistants from Tanzania.  


Since the outbreak, 45,140 samples were tested. No death has so far been recorded.


On May 1st, the cabinet eased the COVID-19 lockdown, allowing most businesses to resume operations for two weeks, May 4th to May 18th.


A number of activities such as schools, bars, entertainment and social gatherings are still not allowed to open.  

Everyone has been urged to put on facemasks in public and in multi-family compounds, to continue washing hands regularly, and to practice physical distancing among other directives.

The public is also reminded to always call 114- the toll-free line of Rwanda Biomedical Center, whenever they experience symptoms of this pandemic such as fever, dry cough and shortness of breath.

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