Seven new COVID-19 cases, one recovery

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 7 May 2020 at 01:34

Rwanda reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases and one recovery on Wednesday, May 6, bringing the number of active cases to 138, against 130 recoveries.

The new positive cases were drawn from 1,323 tests carried out Wednesday, according to a tweet from the Ministry of Health.

The country recently eased the COVID-19 lockdown allowing most businesses to resume operations for 15 days.

Everyone has been urged to put on facemasks in public and in multi-family compounds, to continue washing hands regularly, and to practice social distancing.

Schools, bars, and places of worship are still closed and motorbike operators are not permitted to carry passengers. Large gatherings such as weddings and parties remain suspended and only 30 people are allowed to attend a funeral.

Employers are to allow their non-essential staff to continue working from home or to rotate employees ensuring that a maximum of 50 percent are in office at a time.

Markets and public buses are also operating at half-capacity to ensure social distancing, and there is a curfew has been introduced from 8 p.m to5a.m for the 15-day time.