Rwanda has today Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus. According to the health authority in Rwanda, an Indian citizen who arrived last week from Mumbai, tested positive.
“He is currently under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management,” the ministry said.
Rwanda is the third East African nation to confirm a case in the past two days after Kenya and Ethiopia reported their first infections on Friday.
Rwanda has stepped up its preparation, placing washbasins with soap and sanitiser around the capital Kigali. RwandAir has cancelled flights to China, Israel and India, while concerts, rallies, trade fairs and sports events have been cancelled.