Rwanda records 6 new COVID-19 cases

Out of over 1,083 samples that were tested in the last 24 hours, 6 came out COVID-19 positive, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday, May 21.

All the 6 new cases were imported at Rusumo, at the Rwanda-Tanzania border. All patients are in isolation and had zero contact with the community.


One patient also recovered, bringing the total number of recoveries to 217 as opposed to 103 active cases.


Rwanda has recorded a total of 320 COVID-19 cases since March 14 when the first case was reported.


On Monday, May 18, an extraordinary cabinet meeting extended the partial lockdown which will be reviewed on June 1.

The Ministry of Health continues to urge Rwandans to observe preventive measures like wearing face masks, washing hands, keeping 1-meter distance and avoiding unnecessary movements.

All social and public gatherings are not allowed except civil weddings that should not exceed 15 people and funerals with only 30 people.

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