Rwanda registers first Covid-19 death

Rwanda has recorded the first coronavirus death. 

According to the Ministry of Health’s daily update, the deceased was a 65-year old truck driver who was residing in a neighbouring country.


After seriously falling ill, the patient decided to return to his home country. The man received intensive care treatment at a specialized Covid-19 facility but unfortunately passed away due to severe respiratory complications.  


As of May 30, 2020, the coronavirus tally of confirmed cases stands at 359 of which 250 have fully recovered and discharged from the hospital. The active cases stand at 108, according to the Ministry of health.


So far Rwanda has eased a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, allowing some businesses to resume operation.

It is expected that on June 1 motorcyclists will also be given a green light to transport passengers, as well as cross-provincial movements being permitted after more than two months under restrictions.

Meanwhile, citizens are still urged to abide by Covid-19 precautionary measures such as regular washing of hands, self-distancing and wearing face masks when in public or multi-family compounds.

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