Rwanda reports four new COVID-19 cases

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Rwanda reported four new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to five.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement that the new patients include 34-year-old Rwandan man who arrived in the country on March 6, from South Sudan, and his 36-year old brother who arrived in the country on March 8 from Fiji via the U.S. and Qatar.

The others include 30-year old Rwandan man in Kigali without recent travel history and a 22-year old Ugandan man who arrived in the country on March 15 from London in the United Kingdom.

All the patients are currently under treatment at designated treatment center and in stable condition isolated from other patients, the ministry said.

It added that the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.

Government suspended schools, universities and places of worship across the country for two weeks effective Sunday to curb the spread of COVID-19, after the first confirmed imported case of an Indian national was announced.

The government also banned large gatherings such as weddings and sporting events which it said are to be postponed while the number of people attending burial ceremonies is to be minimized.

The virus known as COVID-19 has spread to at least 141 countries and territories.

The global death toll from the virus has surpassed 5,700– with more than 152,000 cases confirmed worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

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