Rwanda has taken delivery of five high-tech robots that will be deployed towards the fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Despite having just 308 cases, the East African nation hopes the humanoid robots will help to reduce contact between medics and patients.
Among other top functions, the robots are capable of screening 50 to 150 people per minute and recording audio-visual data of patients.
In a concentrated effort against novel coronavirus, Rwanda has acquired five humanoid robots aimed at reducing contact between medics and patients. The high-tech robots were launched at the Kanyinya Covid-19 Treatment Centre by the country’s ministry of health on Tuesday, May 19, as Rwanda took a fast leap ahead of its sister African countries in the against battle the ravaging pandemic. Rwanda is one of the less-hit states in Africa, with the country currently managing 308 cases of covid-19. It impressively boasts 209 recoveries and no casualty according to Worldometre statistics. But in a commendable move, the East African nation with a population of 12 million deployed the five high-tech robots with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to put the fight against Covid-19 on a fast lane.