Coronavirus

KTRN donates free internet to COVID-19 centers

Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN), a 4G LTE distribution company has donated internet to every designated centres taking care of coronavirus patients and suspected cases who are in treatment, isolation and quarantine centres around the country. Treatment and isolation centres are for...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm

WHO boss condemns ‘racist’ COVID-19 comments

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has condemned comments by two French doctors who recently suggested that a vaccine for the deadly coronavirus pandemic should be tested in Africa. The doctors' remarks were made during a French TV show in which Camille Locht, head of research at Inserm, a...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:50pm

Utilities regulator sets cooking gas prices amid COVID-19 lockdown

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA)  has set retail prices for cooking gas, which sellers should not exceed as Rwanda continues the lockdown aimed at containing COVID-19. According to a communique issued Monday evening, the retail price of gas in the city of Kigali must not exceed...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:49am

Commercial tenants appeal for rent waiver

The fate of tenants operating business in different commercial buildings remains uncertain after their businesses were temporarily closed since March 21 when the government announced a lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Their dilemma comes after the cabinet on Wednesday last week...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:28am

Young environmentalists donate relief foodstuff to teen mothers

A group of young environmentalists in Musanze District have raised Rwf600,000 to support teen mothers in the district during the current COVID-19 lockdown. Through their association, dubbed Muhisimbi Voice of Youth in Conservation, the environmentalists used the cash to buy 500 kilogrammes of...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 3:28am

Rwanda confirms one more COVID-19 case

Rwanda on Monday, April 6, confirmed one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded positive cases to 105 with no reported death so far. Four of these have recovered and were discharged on Sunday, April 5, the first recoveries ever since Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:48pm

City pastor arrested over violating lockdown

Rwanda National Police have arrested Bishop Liliane Mukabadege, a pastor with a local Pentecostal congregation, Mountain of Hope Church, over violating the lockdown in place to contain the spread of coronavirus. Mukabadege was arrested on Sunday, April 5, after she lied to police that she was...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 11:22am

Jack Ma donates more coronavirus emergency supplies to Africa

Chinese billionaire and philanthropist Jack Ma said Monday he had sent more emergency medical supplies to combat coronavirus in Africa. "Our second donation to 54 countries in Africa is on the way," Ma who's been at heart of Covid-19 prevention efforts announced on Twitter. The...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 9:06am

Rwanda takes COVID-19 screening to Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has commended Rwanda's recent effort to combat the new coronavirus pandemic, following a screening for the virus conducted by the latter on peacekeepers, and later extended to residents. According to a press statement issued Saturday by the CAR Ministry of Health...

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 8:08am

Rwandan man who recovered from COVID-19 shares experience

On Sunday, Rwanda discharged the first batch of recoveries ever since the country recorded a COVID-19 case on its soil on March 14. The new development means Rwanda remains with 100 active cases of COVID-19, out of 104 confirmed cases. One of the discharged people, a Rwandan man who has...

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 11:53pm

Rwanda confirms two more COVID-19 cases

Rwanda on Sunday, April 5, confirmed two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total recorded positive cases to 104. However, four of these have recovered and were discharged on Sunday. This was the first batch of recoveries ever since Rwanda reported the first COVID-19 case on its soil on March...

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 10:28pm

COVID-19: Rwanda cautions against complacency as four are discharged

Health authorities in Rwanda warned the public against complacency hours after four people were discharged from a novel coronavirus treatment centre after twice testing negative. The four men, three Rwandans and one Burundian, who had been admitted to the Kanyinya health facility on the...

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 6:28pm

Rwanda discharges 4 people that have recovered from COVID-19

Rwanda has today discharged four people who have recovered from COVID-19. This is the first batch of recoveries ever since Rwanda reported the first COVID-19 case on its soil on March 14. The new development means Rwanda remains with 98 active cases of COVID-19, out of 102 confirmed cases...

Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 4:41pm

COVID-19: Rwanda crosses the 100 mark, no patient in critical condition

The Ministry of Health on Saturday recorded 13 new coronavirus cases, taking the total of those diagnosed with the virus to 102. The new cases include two travellers from Dubai, two travellers who arrived from Turkey and the other nine cases that are contacts of previously confirmed positive...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:36pm

Food prices stable in Kigali, fall in upcountry districts

Two weeks into nationwide coronavirus lockdown, prices for most basic food items in many upcountry districts have dropped – some significantly – while they have generally remained stable in the capital Kigali. Traders attribute this to the fact that this is harvest season for some...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 7:44pm

Kagame, AU leaders discuss Africa's COVID-19 response

President Paul Kagame said Friday he held a productive conference with other African Union leaders, which discussed the need for a robust response to the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual meeting, which was chaired by the AU Chairperson, President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa,...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 2:17pm

COVID-19: Local manufacturer donates 6,000 rapid test kits

Amidst the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, C&D Pink Mango, a local textile industry, has donated different medical supplies to the government of Rwanda. The support includes 6,000 rapid test kits which Denis Ndemezo, the company’s Deputy Managing...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 11:19am

Govt to up private-sector support fund for COVID-19 recovery

Members of the Rwandan business community whose operations have been affected or halted as a result of the novel coronavirus will soon access affordable capital from a special fund to be established by government. The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana said that the...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 10:19am

FEATURED: BK donates Rwf282m to coronavirus relief, offers grace period on loans

In response to the COVID19 pandemic and its diverse social-economic impacts, BK Group has rolled out intervention to support its clients and the Rwandan community in general. The banking arm of BK Group, Bank of Kigali has said that they will offer a grace period of up to 3 months for principal...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:18am

COVID-19 cases rise to 89 in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health on Friday, April 3, confirmed five new cases of COVID-19, bringing the national tally to 89. According to a statement from the ministry, the new cases were identified in the exercise of tracing people who came into contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases. This was...

Saturday, April 4, 2020 - 1:17am