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17 Rwandan Prisoners test positive for coronavirus as the Country enters ‘new and dangerous phase’

KIGALI- The coronavirus pandemic in East Africa’s nation of Rwanda has entered a “new and dangerous phase” as the country’s infections hit 1,252 cases on Friday.

The number of new cases reported on Friday was 42 according to the statistics from the Country’s Ministry of Health.

According to the breakdown, 17 new cases are Prisoners in Nyabihu detention centre, 16 were returnees and those from high risk areas from Kigali, 5 others were from Rusizi and 4 from Nyamagabe.

Rwanda has todate registered 3 coronavirus fatalities, 635 recoveries and 614 active cases.

The country has tested a cumulative total of 176,269 samples since March 2020.

The development comes at time when Coronavirus cases are on the increase in the world and the World Health Organisation WHO warning of the worst situation ahead.

“Many people are understandably fed up with being at home. Countries are understandably eager to open up their societies and economies. But the virus is still spreading fast. It is still deadly and most people are still susceptible,” The World Health Organistaion boss Dr Tedros said in a statement on Thursday. 

The United States has the worst outbreak in the world. The virus has infected 3.24 million Americans and at least 136,000 have died according to Hopkins data. 

Juma Mubiru
Mubiru passionately believes his journalism should bring to the fore the voices of the voiceless. Mubiru tries in his journalism to ask tough questions to those in positions of authority. “Journalism that changes lives is my goal,”


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