Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, on Sunday, reported the East African nation’s first death caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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.

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

(Reuters/NAN)