KIGALI — The first four coronavirus patients in Rwanda have recovered and are set to be discharged, the New Times, state owned publication has reported.
The patients, had tested positive for the coronavirus last month after returning to country from Dubai and Europe.
Much as Rwanda is the second East Africn country to cross the 100 marks since the first case was confirmed on March 13, its yet to record any case of coronavirus related death.
However, the number of patients rose to 102 as of April 04, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.
Julien Mahoro Niyingabira, the Director of Media Relations at Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC), told the New Times that four patients were set to be discharged.
“For one to be discharged, they have to test negative at least twice, Mahoro said.
Once they get discharged, he explained, they have to self-quarantine for 14 days and then tested again.
The virus emerged in Wuhan, China last December and has spread to at least 190 countries and territories.
The WHO has declared the outbreak a pandemic