KIGALI — The coronavirus confirmed cases in Rwanda have risen to five after four people tested positive on Sunday, the country’s health ministry says.
A Ugandan who traveled to Rwanda from London on Sunday is among those who have tested positive for the virus.
The statement issued on Sunday reveals that all the four who tested positive had recently arrived in the country except for one who has no recent travel history.
Rwanda suspended schools, universities and places of worship across the country for two weeks effective Sunday to curb the spread of the coronavirus after its first confirmed case was announced, an Indian national who arrived in the country from Mumbai.
“All patients are currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management,” the ministry reported.
On Saturday, the country announced it had closed all places of worship and schools.
“Places of worship are closed from Sunday March 15, 2020, with prayers to be conducted from home,” the ministry announced.
“Schools and higher education institutions (both public and private) shall close on Monday, March 16, 2020.”