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Rwanda has confirmed the first case of corona virus, a day after Kenya had just confirmed the virus in the east African community (EAC).

Rwanda joins others African countries of Kenya, Algerian Nigeria, South Africa, and Congo which first confirmed the virus earlier this month. The virus which exploded in China’s Wuhan City in Hubei Province has claimed 4,600 lives with over 126,000 people infected globally out of whom 67,000 have recovered.

According to Rwandan ministry of health, the confirmed case is of an Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, 2020.

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“The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in Rwanda and reported himself to the health facility on 13th March 2020 where he was immediately tested,” read in part of the statement released by health ministry.

The patient is currently under treatment in a stable, isolated from other patients and the tracing of all other contacts is underway to minimise the spread of the virus.

The ministry urged all its nations to observe all guidelines set up in the fight against the virus.