Rwanda is now using 5 high-tech robots in it’s fight against the spread of corona virus disease.
Interestingly, these robots have been given Rwandan names were a generous donation from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Rwanda Health minister Dr Daniel Ngamije said the robots will make service delivery more efficient while protecting health workers against the risk of corona virus exposure.
Dr Daniel Ngamije said that these robots have the capacity to screen 150 people per minute, deliver food and medication to patient rooms and capture data.
Meanwhile, Rwanda recorded 11 new cases from the 1,217 samples tested on Tuesday to take its total to 308. Six more recoveries were registered to increase the number of recovered patients to 209.
Elsewhere in Kenya, cases have now risen to 963 after 51 new cases were recorded from the 1,933 samples tested in the last 24 hours. Kenya’s Health ministry said a total of 214 samples tested positive at the Kenya-Tanzania border on Tuesday. But of these, 182 were foreigners who were denied entry into Kenya. Of Kenya’s 50 fatalities so far, 76 per cent are men and 24 per cent women and the most affected age group being the 60 year-olds and above.
In Uganda’s coronavirus cases still stand at 260, with recoveries still at 63 but this excludes results tested on Tuesday. Ministry of Health announced that the results from Tuesday’s samples will be released later today on the 20th May 2020.
Tanzania’s cases still stand at 509 with 21 deaths and 183 recoveries. South Sudan’s cases stand at 290 with 4 recoveries. In Burundi, there are 42 confirmed cases, 20 recoveries and one registered death. Despite the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, voters in Burundi today took to polls to vote for a replacement of President Pierre Nkurunziza, who has ruled the country for 15 years.
Globally, corona virus cases are nearing 5 million. As of May 20, there were 4,964,092 confirmed cases with 323,493 deaths and 1,948,407 recoveries. Corona virus cases are spiking from India to South Africa and Mexico in a clear indication the pandemic is far from over.