Rwanda stops all flights starting today. Three additional coronavirus case were identified through a positive test today in Rwanda, bringing the confirmed total to eleven.
All confirmed coronavirus patients remain under treatment in stable condition, isolated from other patients. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.
To further mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak, all arriving and departing commercial passenger flights, including RwandAir, will be halted beginning at midnight on March 20, 2020 for an initial period of 30 days. Only cargo and emergency flights will operate. Heightened vigilance is required from all residents of Rwanda. Continue to observe the instructions of health authorities, particularly washing hands regularly, avoiding large gatherings, and limiting unnecessary movements.
The initial 2-week period of closure for schools and places of worship may be renewed and expanded based on circumstances.