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Rwanda’s coronavirus recoveries top 200

Rwanda’s tally of recovered coronavirus patients has reached 222 after five patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday, May 22. Out of 1,568 samples that were tested for COVID-19, only one was positive bringing the tally of active cases to 99. A total of 55,968 total tests have been carried out since March 14 when the first case was reported.  Rwanda has recorded 321 COVID-19 cases without any fatality so far. The cabinet on Monday, May 18, further eased the partial lockdown which will be reviewed on June 1. Major resolutions from the meeting include the extension of the curfew from 9p.m to until 5a.m. In addition, civil marriages were given green light to resume but with only 15 people and less than 30 at funerals. Motorcycle taxis and cross-province travels are set to resume operations on June 1. The Ministry of Health continues to urge Rwandans to observe preventive measures like wearing face masks, washing hands, keeping 1-meter distance and avoiding unnecessary movements.

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