Rwanda has recorded the first case of death due to coronavirus disease ever since the pandemic was reported in the country on 14th March 2020.
According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased is a 65-year old truck driver who had just returned from a neighboring country.
After seriously falling ill, the patient decided to return to his home country, the ministry said without mentioning which country.
The man received intensive care treatment at a specialized Covid-19 facility but unfortunately passed away due to severe respiratory complications.
As of May 30, 2020, the coronavirus tally of confirmed cases in Rwanda stands at 359 of which 250 have fully recovered and discharged from the hospital. The active cases stand at 108, according to the Ministry of health.
So far Rwanda has eased a nationwide Covid-19 lockdown, allowing some businesses to resume operation.
It is expected that on June 1 motorcyclists will also be given a green light to transport passengers, as well as cross-provincial movements being permitted after more than two months under restrictions.
Meanwhile, citizens are still urged to abide by Covid-19 precautionary measures such as regular washing of hands, self-distancing and wearing face masks when in public or multi-family compounds.