Rwanda reports first death from coronavirus

FILE: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame [PHOTO: AP Photo/Ben Curtis]
FILE: Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame [PHOTO: AP Photo/Ben Curtis]

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, on Sunday, reported the East African nation’s first death caused by the new coronavirus.

The victim was a 65-year-old driver, who opted to return home from a neighbouring country, where he resided, after falling severely ill, the ministry said in a statement.

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He passed away from severe respiratory complications while receiving treatment at a specialised COVID-19 treatment facility.

(Reuters/NAN)



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