Motorcyclists, bus drivers among 5000 people to be tested for COVID-19 in two days

By IGIHE
On 5 February 2021 at 10:33

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has announced plan to test 5000 people for COVID-19 in a bid to gauge the current status of Coronavirus infections among people involved in various professions in Kigali.

RBC has revealed this via Twitter handle noting that the exercise to test motorcyclists, bus drivers and others who continued working during the lockdown imposed in Kigali, will last two days starting from Friday 5th to 6th February 2021.

“We will conduct tests at Amahoro Stadium, Stade Regional and IPRC Kicukiro. Individuals to be tested will be informed through associations under which they operate,” reads the statement in part.

RBC announces the development, few days before Kigali goes out of lockdown after three weeks as decided during the cabinet meeting held on 2nd February 2021.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 15 988 people have been tested positive out of 903 382 sample tests of whom 11 352 have recovered, 4426 are active cases while 210 have succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Health shows that the prevalence of new infections, recoveries and deaths stands at 3.7%, 71% and 1.3% respectively.


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