Police in Rwandan are said to have shot and killed two people who defied lockdown orders imposed by the government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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According to a report by Bloomberg, the two men in their twenties “attempted to tussle with officers.”
A Rwanda National Police spokesman John Bosco Kabera told Bloomberg via phone on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
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Rwanda began a two-week lockdown on March 22, 2020 restricting travel between towns and cities and asking people to stay indoors.
Its measures are among the most stringent in Africa. The East African nation has 40 confirmed Covid-19 cases.
There are now more than 1,400 confirmed cases of coronavirus across the continent, with a number of African countries imposing a range of prevention and containment measures against the spread of the pandemic.
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According to the latest data, of the WHO on COVID-19 in Africa, the breakdown remains fluid as countries confirm cases as and when.
The whole of Africa has rising cases with a sizeable number of countries holding out.
We shall keep updating this list which will be put in sub-continental blocs: East, West, Central, southern and North Africa.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Ghana has received its share of the medical supplies donated by billionaire Jack Ma to Africa.
The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Dr Abiy Ahmed, revealed that Ghana received its share of the consignment on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
The Chinese business magnate and the Alibaba Foundations donated 1.1 million testing kits, 6 million masks and 60,000 protective suits to Africa to help fight the spread of the Coronavirus.
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