Rwanda announces her first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

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Rwanda announced on Saturday its first case of the new coronavirus, Covid-19.

In a statement, the Health ministry said the patient is an Indian citizen who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8.

“An Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, 2020 has tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19).

“The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in Rwanda and reported himself to a health facility on March 13 where he was immediately tested

the ministry said.

The ministry said that the patient is in stable condition adding that close contacts of victim have been traced.

The announcement makes Rwanda the second country in the East Africa Community, after Kenya, to confirm the virus.

the ministry said.

The ministry said that the patient is in stable condition adding that close contacts of victim have been traced.

The announcement makes Rwanda the second country in the East Africa Community, after Kenya, to confirm the virus.

Rwanda is the third East African nation to confirm a case in the past two days after Kenya and Ethiopia reported their first infections on Friday.

The region had remained unscathed until now, but Rwanda has stepped up its preparation, placing washbasins with soap and sanitiser around the capital Kigali.

Meanwhile,

Greece has announced it is halting all remaining flights to Italy following a mini-cabinet meeting chaired by prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

It was also decided to further bolster Greece’s health system by hiring hundreds of more doctors and nurses to cope with demands posed by coronavirus.

Hospitals nationwide were at the sharp end of budget cuts ordered by international creditors in return for rescue loans during the country’s long-running debt crisis.

Greek authorities have confirmed 190 Covid-19 cases so far but the number is likely to rise when new figures are released later today. The death toll rose to three this morning.

The government spokesman, Stelios Petsas, announced he was going into self-imposed isolation and would be working from home after his wife was diagnosed with the virus.

Almost all of downtown Athens now resembles a ghost town. Streets in the ancient Plaka district beneath the Acropolis were eerily empty with cafes and tavernas boarded up and closed.

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