Three people who travelled from Kenya are among the latest reported coronavirus cases in Rwanda.

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, 17 new confirmed coronavirus cases have been recorded bringing the total number in the country to 36.

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The newest cases include 9 travellers from Dubai, 3 travellers from Kenya, 2 from the United States, and one each from Qatar and India.

The remaining one is the contact of a previously confirmed Covid-19 case who was identified through tracing.

Non-essential businesses in the country have since been closed, travel between cities and districts is suspended and non-essential movements outside the country are also prohibited.

Rwanda said the travellers were put under isolation between  March 17 and 20 where they got tested.

The Rwandan government urged citizens to strictly adhere by the previously instituted prevention measures including heightened vigilance.

“Any Rwandans or legal residents returning to the country will be subject to0 a mandatory 14-day quarantine at designated locations,” said the country’s Ministry of Health in a statement.

“The cooperation of Rwandans and residents is greatly appreciated, as are the efforts of those working hard in the health sector who continue to be supported and appropriately protected as they work to protect the health and safety of all of us.”

 

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