KIGALI — Rwanda has on Easter Sunday, April 12 confirmed six more cases of coronavirus, bringing the total recorded infections to 126 with no reported death so far.
As of now, 25 of the confirmed cases have recovered and discharged according to authorities.
These new cases were found after testing 1,160 samples.
According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, the new cases were identified in the ongoing exercise of tracing people who came into contact with COVID-19 confirmed cases, adding that all patients are now being treated in designated health facilities and that none of them is in critical condition.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health also emphasized that anyone who withholds information relevant for contact tracing, or knowingly fails to report COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.
As the number of confirmed cases surge, the Government has taken several measures to curb the spread of this pandemic, the recent one being extending the COVID-19 lockdown to 15 more days.
It is expected to go through April 19.
While in the lockdown, several precautionary measures like the washing of hands among others are to be applied.
Rwanda Police also announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities.
“We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about COVID-19,” reads part of the announcement on Twitter.
However, the police announcement also cautioned the public to avoid gathering in large groups where drones will be delivering messages.
“Do not leave your home to view the drones, do not gather in large groups when drones deliver messages” reads part of the tweet.