Rwanda reports its first coronavirus death

The victim was a 65-year-old driver who opted to return home from a neighbouring country.
The victim was a 65-year-old driver who opted to return home from a neighbouring country.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

KIGALI (REUTERS) - Rwanda's ministry of health on Sunday (May 31) 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.

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