COVID-19: Rwanda receives Robots That Can Test ‘150 People Per Minute



Five humaniform robots were delivered to Rwanda to assist in both patient screening and delivery of foods and drugs to those in pain of COVID-19.

In accord to the BBC, Daniel Ngamije, the country’s health minister, who unleashed the news on Tuesday, said the move is aimed to reduce the risk of health workers to COVID-19 patients.

He also said that the robots have been named in Rwandan way which are Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo, and Urumuri and would also act as video-conferencing links between patients and doctors.

“We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them,” the minister was quoted to have said.
Rwanda’s health ministry said, 

The humanoids, which were manufactured by a Belgium-based company, are equipped with a number of abilities including the capacity to screen 50 to 150 people per minute.


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