Do not ignore it, it is deadly! - Prof. Shyaka

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 19 August 2020 at 02:58

For the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak in Rwanda, two people have succumbed to the virus been killed in one day, bringing the number of deaths to 10 people.

The Minister of Local Government, Prof. Shyaka Anastase, via Twitter, told the public that this should mean something to them and intensify measures to prevent and protect others from the pandemic.

“Today, COVID-19 killed two people. This is the first time in Rwanda that we lose more than one person in1, one day. ! This should mean something to all of us: to protect ourselves, to protect our people, to protect the nation, NOW! Whatever you do, wherever you are, do not ignore it, it is deadly!”

Since the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Rwanda on March 14, 2020, the country now has 2577 confirmed cases recorded from 342,614 test samples, 1683 are recoveries while 884 are still in hospital and ten have died.

Rwandans are required to continue to comply with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.