The Ministry of Health in Rwanda has reported the country’s first death caused by the new coronavirus.
The patient was a 65-year-old driver who opted to return home from a neighboring country, where he resided, after falling severely ill, the ministry said in a statement.
He passed away from severe respiratory complications while receiving treatment at a specialized COVID-19 treatment facility.
So far, Rwanda has reported 359 cases of coronavirus; 250 have since recovered and been discharged from hospital.
According to The New Times, the active cases stand at 108.
The country is currently on lockdown, however, some businesses are being allowed to resume operations.
In addition, the local newspaper reported that motorcyclists will also be given a green light to transport passengers starting Monday June 1.
Cross-provincial movements could also be permitted after more than two months under restrictions