5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Rwanda, bringing total to 75

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The Ministry of Health said Tuesday five new COVID-19 cases were registered, bringing the total number to 75 in Rwanda.

In a statement, the ministry said four of the patients had arrived in the country from Dubai and were put under quarantine, while the fifth is contact of a previously confirmed positive case.

The majority of the patients are asymptomatic and no patient is in critical condition, according to the ministry.

The ministry has urged heightened vigilance, stressing that the enhanced prevention measures announced by the government must be rigorously observed.

The government banned travel between cities and districts in order to contain the spread of the virus.

Non-essential businesses are closed, travel between cities and districts remains suspended and non-essential movements outside home is not permitted.

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