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When Community Engagement Restored Trust and Raised Public Index of Suspicion for COVID-19

Kampala, 4 September 2020:- When the World Health Organization (WHO), declared the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic, on 11th March 2020, many Ugandans didn’t take it seriously with many saying it was a disease for the affluent, the very high class or for developed countries. As the disease ravaged the entire world, Ugandans…
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    Update COVID-19 25 October 2020

    25 October 2020 — Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1282 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, and sixty-six (5066). To date, four thousand, eight hundred, and thirty (4830) patients have recovered, including twenty-four (24) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two hundred and two (202) and thirty-four (34) deaths.  



    The new cases are in Kigali (5), and Nyagatare (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere. 

    The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.


    Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws. 



    The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:  


    Phone: 114 (toll-free);  


    Whatsapp message to:  +250788202080; 


    E mail: callcenter [at] rbc.gov.rw.    



    Let’s continue to work together to defeat this pandemic. 

    For more information: 

    Click on Rwanda Biomedical Centre Website: https://www.rbc.gov.rw  

    Click on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX


    Click on WHO website to view the Corona Virus Situation Dashboard with updated number of cases globally and country by country https://covid19.who.int/  

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