Rwanda confirms first case of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continued to spread across the globe, Rwanda has confirmed its first case of the virus, becoming the19th African nation to register a positive case of the COVID-19 virus, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The Ministry stated that an Indian citizen, who arrived in the East African nation from Mumbai on March 8 tested positive for the virus after he presented himself to a health facility on 13 March.

Rwanda’s national airline, RwandAir, has been forced to suspend all flights to India until April 30 and would refund customers.

With 127,000 people already infected and 4,700 deaths from coronavirus worldwide, African nations still have the least cases.

African nations to have reported cases of the virus include Rwanda, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Senegal, Togo, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

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