Three travellers from Kenya have tested positive for coronavirus in Rwanda.

In a statement issued by Rwanda's Ministry of Health, the three are among 17 travellers who tested positive for Covid-19.

The new cases included five travellers from Dubai, three from Kenya, two from the US, and two from Qatar and India each have been isolated, as persons who came into contact with them are being traced.

Rwanda reports more cases of coronavirus
Rwanda reports more cases of coronavirus

According to the ministry, the last one is a contact of a previously confirmed Covid-19 case who was identified through tracing.

Fighting coronavirus spread

The ministry stated that all the travellers had entered isolation between March 17-20 in designated locations and were tested.

In the statement, the Rwandan government said that all patients were presently under treatment and in stable condition.

Rwanda reports more cases of coronavirus
Rwanda reports more cases of coronavirus

To combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) which has ravaged the world, the government of Rwanda on Saturday, March 21st declared a countrywide lockdown.

Following the declaration, only essential services are allowed to operate and the country’s borders have been closed.