Rwanda recruits robots to help fight coronavirus

Akazuba ,ikizere ,mwiza ,Ngabo and Urumuiri are the names of the five humanoid robots that have been delivered to Rwanda to fight covid -19 -By Faith Mutete.

The five robots that were manufactured by a Belgium-based company will help in controlling the spread of covid 19 by mainly delivering food and drugs to the patients,video conferencing between patients and doctors and also in screening.


Apart from playing the vital role of ensuring exposure of the virus is reduced to the health workers the robots also have a number of abilities which include being able to screen 50 to 150 people per minute,alerting the health workers to any abnormalities,recording and storing the patients data, and warning people who are not wearing masks to wear them.


The robots are the result of joint efforts by the Rwandan Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
So far the country has recorded 308 confirmed cases,209 recoveries and no number of deaths, with a total number of 52,300 tests having been carried out.

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