Africa Travel

Rwanda suspends air travel

Rwanda is suspending all flights in and out of the country has more cases of coronavirus are recorded, all from inbound travelers. This comes after Central African country registered three new cases of people infected with coronavirus increasing the cases to 11.

Rwanda President Paul Kagame announced on Wednesday that there will be no flights taking off or landing in Rwanda.

All arriving and departing commercial passenger flights, including the national carrier RwandAir, will be halted beginning at midnight on Friday, March 20 until 30 days are over.

The patients include an Indian woman 37, who arrived in Rwanda on March 8 from Mumbai who is the spouse to the first confirmed case that was announced on Saturday, March 14.

The other cases are two Rwandese males; a 26-year-old who has no recent travel history, and a 45-year-old who arrived on March 16 from Belgium via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the statement.

The Rwanda Ministry of Health said that all confirmed coronavirus patients remain under treatment in stable conditions, isolated from other patients and the tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management.

Cargo and emergency flights will operate, to allow for the country to continue getting the necessary supplies, according to the directive.

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