KIGALI/MOGADISHU/CAIRO/ALGIERS — Rwanda has on Saturday April 18 confirmed one new COVID-19 cases bringing the total to 144 cases, while four COVID-19 patients recovered.
This brought the number of recovered patients to 69 while the number of active cases now stands at 75.
“All Active cases are in isolation in stable condition,” reports the Ministry of health in a new report format introduced Saturday – April 18
“The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the government should continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand washing and staying at home,” requested the Ministry of Health.
President Kagame on Friday extended the COVID-19 lockdown until April 30. The measures that were previously put in place remain as they are.
Somalia has confirmed nineteen new COVID-19 cases, as two more patients succumb to the disease, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.
Somalia confirmed its first case on April 8. Since then the East African country’s confirmed number cases has risen to a total of 135, with seven deaths and two recoveries.
Egypt confirmed 188 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak to 3,032, according to the Ministry of Health.
Nineteen more COVID-19 related deaths were also confirmed, raising the total number of fatalities to 224.
Algeria will extend a lockdown by 10 days until April 29 as it tries to limit the spread of the coronavirus amid increases in deaths and confirmed cases, the prime minister’s office said on Saturday.
The government had imposed a full lockdown in the Blida area, south of the capital Algiers, and a night curfew in the country’s remaining 47 provinces until April 19.
“All other preventive measures will remain in place,” the office said in a statement, referring to measures including the suspension of flights and public transport and closure of universities, schools, restaurants and cafes.
Algeria has so far reported 2,418 infections and 364 deaths.