Rwanda records 11 more COVID-19 cases

Rwanda announced 11 new Covid-19 cases and one recovery on Saturday 6 June, taking the number of confirmed cases to 431 of which 283 have recovered.

The new cases are related to clusters in Rusizi and Rusumo according to the Ministry of Health.

“The new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced,” reads the ministry’s statement.

The most recent update was the outcome of 945 sample tests. In total, the country conducted 75,013 sample tests for Covid-19.

Furthermore, Rwanda confirmed two deaths after mid-March outbreak.

Since the start of this week, Rwanda’s confirmed cases are mostly detected in western province’s Rusizi district, while others are truck drivers on the border with Rusumo.

Among the steps put in place to curb the spread of this pandemic in other areas are the complete lockdown imposed in the busy town of Kamembe in Rusizi.

Rwanda is also among East African countries that have implemented a Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that is supposed to avoid community-wide rise in Covid-19 cases that may be caused by cross-border truck drivers.

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