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Update COVID-19 26 October 2020

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    Update COVID-19 26 October 2020

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    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.


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

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