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Covid-19: Rwanda takes delivery of robots that can screen ‘150 people per minute’ 

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Covid-19: Rwanda takes delivery of robots that can screen ‘150 people per minute’ 

The Government of Rwanda has taken delivery of five humanoid robots that can screen and deliver foods and drugs to those suffering from Coronavirus (Covid-19).

BBC reported that the country’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije made the announcement on Tuesday, May 19. He also disclosed that the robots were brought in to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients.

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Ngamije said;

“We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them.”

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The 5 robots which were named Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, are manufactured by a Belgium-based company.

Rwanda’s health ministry says the units have a number of abilities, including:

  • Screening 50 to 150 people per minute
  • Recording and storing patient data
  • Alerting health workers to abnormalities
  • Warning people who aren’t wearing masks, or are wearing them improperly
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There are two Coronavirus treatment facilities in Rwanda, one is on the outskirts of the capital Kigali and the other in the south-eastern town of Nyamata.

The country has so far recorded 308 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 203 recoveries and no deaths.

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Covid-19: Lagos may run out of isolation bed spaces in three weeks, Health commissioner says

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Covid-19: Lagos may run out of isolation bed spaces in three weeks, Health commissioner says

Lagos State may have no more bed spaces for coronavirus patients in the next three weeks if the current rate of infection keeps rising, Health Commissioner Akin Abayomi warned on Friday.

Confirmed cases across the country rose by 328 to a total of 11844 on Friday according to figures released by the National  Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Of this latest figure, Lagos State had 121 bringing its total cases to 5,663.

“If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds,” Abayomi told reporters in Ikeja.

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He said:

“We’ve been testing more. We’ve been escalating our capacity to test for COVID-19 and what we’ve found is that the more we test, the more we find, which is a reflection of the fact that COVID-19 is spreading within the community and we’re finding more cases than we can manage eventually when we project,” he said.

“If we carry on with the rate of positive testing that we are obtaining, we’re going to run out of isolation beds in our established isolation facilities.

“Therefore, we are projecting. If we keep getting 150, 200 positives every day, in another two or three weeks, even though we’re opening new isolation centres all the time, in time, we’re going to run out of beds.”

A breakdown of the fresh infections released last night by the NCDC is as follows: Lagos-121 ; FCT-70; Bauchi-25; Rivers-18; Oyo-16; Kaduna-15; Gombe -14; Edo-13 ;Ogun-13 ;Jigawa-8; Enugu-6; Kano-5 ; Osun-2 ;and Ondo-2 .

So far  3696 case have been discharged while 333 deaths have been recorded.

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Reopening of worship centres: The Church cannot dictate to authorities – Abiara

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A former General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church, Prophet Kayode Abiara, has urged pastors to abide by the guidelines of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on reopening of worship centres, saying they are in the interest of the people.

Abiara said this on Friday while reacting to the news of the reopening of religious centres in the state.

The cleric said the church does not have the right to dictate to authorities as the Bible clearly instructs that the people in government should be honoured as they have been appointed by God.

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Abiara said,

“We thank God for the life of our governor, he has been working very hard and we pray that God will continue to help him. It is good that he opened the churches as the house of God is the house of prayer and people should gather to pray.

“But on the issue of restricting members of a certain age, we will talk to the governor to revisit the issue as we believe that there is nothing God cannot do.”

Abiara added that churches should devise means within their power to hold services in line with the government’s guidelines and whatever objections they had should be humbly presented to the government as a piece of advice.

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He added,

“According to the Bible, we must not disobey those in government. We can only advise and device means to cooperate with the directives of the government.

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Covid-19: FCT announces discharge of 30 patients

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Covid-19: FCT announces discharge of 30 patients

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has announced the discharge of 30 COVID-19 patients.

The minister of FCT, Muhammad Musa Bello disclosed this on his official Twitter page on Saturday morning.

According to him, the patients were discharged after they tested negative twice to coronavirus.

This brings the total number of recovered patients in Abuja to 245.

His tweet read: “Dear FCT residents,I bring you good news as we successfully treated and discharged an additional thirty (30), #COVID19 patients, from our treatment facilities in the FCT.

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“The total number of discharged patients in the FCT is now 245. “

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday night, announced 328 new cases of COVID-19 in the country.

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Lagos recorded the highest number with 121 cases, FCT had 70, while Bauchi recorded 25.

328 new cases were reported from 14 states- Lagos(121), FCT(70),Bauchi(25), Rivers(18), Oyo(16), Kaduna(15), Gombe(14), Edo(13),Ogun(13), Jigawa(8), Enugu(6), Kano(5), Osun(2), Ondo(2).

It brings the total number of confirmed cases to 11,844.

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