COVID-19: Govt reignites rapid street testing in Kigali

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 20 August 2020 at 11:57

The Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has announced that they will be doing a new session COVID-19 street testing survey on various roads in Kigali City to better understand the prevalence of the pandemic in the City.

RBC said on their tweet account that the survey will start on August 20, 2020, and will be carried out on various roads in all parts of Kigali City.

“We are pleased to inform all the public that a new session of the #DriveThrough #COVID19 street testing survey will be conducted in all the districts of @CityofKigali from August 20, 2020. The exercise will help understand the prevalence of the pandemic in the City” Reads the tweet.

This initiative is brought in times where the number of new cases in Rwanda continues to rise, with 455 new cases of COVID-19 detected across the country in the past seven days, while the City of Kigali has been hit hardest having 365 new cases.

The first time this kind of survey was introduced, the targeted people were those entering the city of Kigali and those leaving. RBC said, on July 15, that out of 3911 samples taken of various people entering Kigali City, one person had been infected with the Coronavirus.

RBC will be doing a new session COVID-19 street testing survey on various roads in Kigali City to better understand the prevalence of the pandemic in the City.

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