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Coronavirus Global Response: Access to COVID-19 Tools-Accelerator Facilitation Council holds inaugural meeting

The ACT-Accelerator is the proven, up-and-running, global collaboration accelerating the development, production, and equitable access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres appeals for a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator, a global solution to get the world moving, working and prospering again -         H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and H.E. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, co-chair the ACT-Acceleration Facilitation Council -        …

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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

Number of active cases is one thousand, eight hundred and sixty (1860) and sixteen (16) deaths

Seventy (70) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5159 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three thousand, seven hundred, and forty-two (3742). To date, one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-six (1866) patients have recovered and been discharged, including three (3) in the past…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 (10 August 2020)

Some countries in the Mekong Region, New Zealand, Rwanda, and many island states across the Caribbean and the Pacific were able to suppress the virus early

By WHO Director-General Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, This week we’ll reach 20 million registered cases of COVID-19 and 750,000 deaths. Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering. Every life lost matters. I know many of you are grieving and that this is a difficult…

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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19 (02 August 2020)

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed

Twenty (20) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2633 samples tested. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand and sixty-two (2062). To date, one thousand, one hundred and forty-four (1144) patients have recovered and been discharged, including twenty-five (25) in the past 24 hours. The…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Robots use in Rwanda to fight against COVID-19

To minimize contact time with confirmed cases and therefore reducing the risk of contamination of health professionals in COVID-19 treatment centres, robots were deployed

One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda’s health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio. Although Rwanda is on…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: COVID-19 response in Rwanda - Use of Drones in Community awareness

Rwanda has been exploring the integration of drones in different sectors since 2018

During the first phase of lockdown that started on 21 March in Rwanda, the Government of Rwanda observed that some of the densely populated neighbourhoods and high-risk zones were not respecting very well COVID-19 preventive measures as it was difficult to reach them by prevention awareness messages. The lack of…

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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19 (27 June 2020)

The number of active cases is four hundred and sixty-three (463) and two (2) deaths

Twenty (20) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4702 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to eight hundred and seventy-eight (878). To date, four hundred and thirteen (413) patients have recovered and been discharged, including fifteen (15) in the past 24 hours. The number…

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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19

Cumulative number of confirmed cases three hundred and forty-nine (349)

Three (3) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1766 samples tested. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three hundred and forty-nine (349). To date, two hundred and forty-five (245) patients have recovered and been discharged. The number of active cases is a hundred and four (104).…