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Rwanda on the brink as coronavirus cases escalate to 183

KIGALI — Rwanda has on Saturday April 24, registered seven new cases of COVID-19, escalating the total number of infections to 183.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health said the total number recoveries still stands at 87 with zero death.

According to a statement by the Ministry of Health, Friday and Saturday’s numbers reflect a rise in cases of cross border truck drivers and their assistants

In recent weeks, the number of COVID-19 new cases has been going down.

For the last ten days, there was no single day on which more than nine new cases were registered.

The Ministry has continued urging citizens on observing preventive measures including regularly washing hands and staying at home.

The Ministry is also urging the use of face masks in addition to other preventive measures.

A victory over the COVID-19 pandemic and restoration of normalcy will among other things require international solidarity and collaboration to ensure that all regions across the world are safe, President Paul Kagame said on Friday.

Kagame made the remarks on Friday at the virtual launch of a global collaboration to accelerate the development, production and equitable access to new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

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