Rwanda reports 11 new cases of Covid-19

Rwanda on Sunday, May 31 confirmed 11 new cases of Covid-19 and six recoveries.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases consist of returning residents, and cross-border truck drivers and traders.


In a statement, the Ministry also noted that patients are in isolation and their contacts have been traced.


The latest update, from 1,092 sample tests, brought the tally of confirmed cases to 370, of whom 256 have been discharged from treatment centres after recovery.


In total, the country has so far conducted 68,068 sample tests of Covid-19 since outbreak in March.

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

Earlier on Sunday, in an interview on Radio Rwanda, Dr Sabin Nsanzimana who heads the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) urged the public to abide by Covid-19 prevention measures including regular washing of hands, wearing of facemasks and self-distancing among others.

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