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Coronavirus: Ugandan tests positive in Rwanda, cases increase across the border


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By Our Reporter

A Ugandan, 22 years of age, who arrived in Rwanda from London on March 15, has been named among the five coronavirus cases confirmed in Rwanda.  In reaction, Rwanda a country that borders Uganda to the west has since cancelled large public gatherings like concerts, rallies, trade fairs and sports, and intensified hand washing.

 Kenya, Uganda’s neighbor to the east this Sunday announced the closure of schools nationwide amid news of two more coronavirus cases bringing the number to three. Speaking on live Television, Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta in a televised said: “We must take this seriously, so we have suspended learning in all our educational institutions with immediate effect.”

In Uganda, the health ministry’s vigilance to keep the deadly virus that has now spread across 141 countries, claimed nearly 6000 lives, infected over 150.000 people, is notable.  Dr. Jane Aceng’s commitment has seen the health officials in every border point intensify scanning and or screening entrants and also maintaining the 14 day quarantine for those coming from the most affected countries.

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