Booking for COVID-19 test now available at Irembo platform

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 7 August 2020 at 12:49

Rwandans and foreigners who wish to have voluntary COVID-19 test have been provided with a channel at Irembo platform which is customized application for delivering public services.

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) began voluntary testing for Coronavirus towards the end of July.

The program is designed to allow those who want to travel abroad, visit the parks, among others to get results in less than 24 hours, along with a COVID-19-free certificate.

To access the service, the user opens the Irembo website, health category and choose to test COVID-19, following the instructions. The service helps users request a day off for COVID-19 testing at RBC-designated centers.

Users are required pay Rwf 47,200 or $ 50 per person, payable through Bank of Kigali on either a Rwandan Francs or Dollars account. The fee, however, only covers part of the testing cost as a single test costs between $100-150 [ between Rwf100,000-150,000].

RBC has, again, advised all interested individuals to pay with digital currency including Mobile Money, MoMo Pay, Airtel Money, and Banking.

RBC has also announced that two permanent testing sites have been set up in Kigali, at the Petit Stade Amahoro in Remera and Gikondo at the RBC Vaccine Office.