Patient zero was identified in Rwanda on March 14th, 2020 and since then the number has grown to reach 84.
Pink Mango C&D administration stated that the rapid test kits will come in handy since results are available between 5 to 10 minutes.
Ndemezo Denis, Pink Mango C&D Executive Director said that 1000 additional test kits will soon be shipped to Rwanda. "China used rapid diagnostic test kits to stem the spread of coronavirus and today no new cases of the virus have been identified. We expect the same results for Rwanda and that life will go back to normal as soon as the virus is contained."
Ndemezo said that the private sector needs to support the government of Rwanda during this critical period and help counter the economic effects posed by the outbreak.
Dr. Nsanzimana Sabin, Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) Director General confirmed that RBC received the donation from Pink Mango C&D.
"We are in desperate need now more than ever of test kits and protective equipment for coronavirus treatment. The donation from Pink Mango C&D was more than valuable to us."
After coronavirus spread in China towards the end of 2019, the country has injected countless resources and invested in treating infected patients and preventing new infections. The ministry of industry and ICT in China has recently announced that 98.6% of industries and institutions in China have reopened business after a 3-month long lockdown.
Vice-Minister of Industry and Information Technology Xin Guobin reported that major industries and pharmaceutical companies have resumed operations while 76% of SMEs have reopened business as well.