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Indian Citizen Tests Positive In Rwanda As Country Confirms First Coronavirus Case

An Indian citizen in Rwanda has tested positive for the coronavirus, a statement from the country’s health ministry says.

The statement released on Friday indicates that the Indian citizen arrived in the country on March 8th with no symptoms but reported himself to a health facility 5 days later where he tested positive on Friday.

It adds that the patient is receiving treatment and is in a stable condition.

East Africa is the last region to confirm infections: Sudan confirmed that a 50-year-old man has died, while Ethiopia says a Japanese man who recently travelled to the country tested positive to Covid-19.

News on Friday that a Kenyan woman, who travelled from the US via London, had the virus sparked panic buying in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

There are now more than 100 cases recorded in 11 countries in Africa, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization.

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