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The system stalling COVID-19 importation into Rwanda

The country has implemented an innovative electronic tracking system to stop the domestic spread of COVID-19 from arriving passengers

The aircraft engines power down as disembarking passengers rummage through their carry-on bags for documents in readiness for immigration. This is Kigali International Airport, a busy regional hub. The country has implemented an innovative electronic tracking system to stop the domestic spread of COVID-19 from arriving passengers. It starts with…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVAX expects to start sending millions of COVID-19 vaccines to Africa in February

The roll-out of the AstraZeneca/Oxford AZD1222 vaccine is subject to the vaccine being listed for emergency use by WHO

COVAX has notified countries in Africa of the estimated dose allocation for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccine delivery. The global initiative led by the World Health Organization (WHO), Gavi the Vaccine Alliance and The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) aims to start shipping nearly 90 million COVID-19 vaccine…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 27 December 2020

The number of active cases is one thousand, six hundred, and seven (1607) and seventy-four (74) deaths

One hundred and fifty-three (153) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2502 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to seven thousand, nine hundred, and seventy (7970). To date, six thousand, two hundred, and eighty-nine (6289) patients have recovered, including fifty-two (62) in the past…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 23 December 2020

The number of active cases is one thousand, three hundred, and sixty-two (1369) and sixty-six (66) deaths

Eighty-seven (87) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2366 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to seven thousand, five hundred, and ninety-eight (7598). To date, six thousand, one hundred, and sixty-three (6163) patients have recovered, with no one in the past 24 hours. The…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 30 October 2020

The number of active cases is two hundred and twenty-one (221) and thirty-five (35) deaths

Three (3) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 1810 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to five thousand, one hundred, and thirty-four (5134). To date, four thousand, eight hundred, and seventy-eight (4878) patients have recovered, with no one in the past 24 hours. The…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: ‘Flying Doctors’ boost Nigeria’s COVID-19 testing

The COVID-19 response across Africa has propelled a raft of innovations

Red-gloved hands gently dip cotton swabs down nostrils and mouths of people taking turns to stand in front of a tall booth, masks lowered and head tilted backwards. Inside the booth to which the gloves are attached is a COVID-19 sample collector. Set up by Nigerian health investment firm Flying…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (17 October 2020)

The number of active cases is one hundred, and sixty-nine (169) and thirty-four (34) deaths

Six (6) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2224 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, nine hundred, and seventy-one(4971). To date, four thousand, seven hundred, and sixty-eight (4768) patients have recovered and been discharged, including one hundred and four (104) in…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (16 October 2020)

The number of active cases is two hundred, and sixty-seven (267) and thirty-four (34) deaths

Tweve (12) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3450 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, nine hundred, and sixty-five (4965). To date, four thousand, six hundred, and sixty-four (4664) patients have recovered and been discharged, including sixty-three (63) in the past…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (11 October 2020)

Cumulative number of confirmed cases four thousand, eight hundred, and ninety-two (4892)

Two (2) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2668 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, eight hundred, and ninety-two (4892). To date, three thousand, five hundred, and sixty-six (3566) patients have recovered and been discharged, including one hundred and eleven (11)…

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Coronavirus - Rwanda : Update COVID-19 (10 October 2020)

Cumulative number of confirmed cases four thousand, eight hundred, and ninety (4890)

Five (5) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 963 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, eight hundred, and ninety (4890). To date, three thousand, five hundred, and fifty-five(3555) patients have recovered and been discharged, including one hundred and thirteen (13) in…