The Rwandan government has taken delivery of 5 humanoid robots which can screen and deliver foods and drugs to those suffering from Coronavirus.BBC reported that the country’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije made the announcement on Tuesday May 19. He also disclosed that the robots were brought in to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients.Ngamije said; “We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them.” The 5 robots which were named Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, are manufactured by a Belgium-based company.Rwanda’s health ministry says the units have a number of abilities, including:Screening 50 to 150 people per minuteRecording and storing patient dataAlerting health workers to abnormalitiesWarning people who aren’t wearing marks, or are wearing them improperly.There are two Coronavirus treatment facilities in Rwanda, one is on the outskirts of the capital Kigali and the other in the south-eastern town of Nyamata.The country has so far recorded 308 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 203 recoveries and no deaths.
Multiple reports suggest Malian President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers. Their actions began with gunfire inside a key military base, some 15km (nine miles) from the capital, Bamako, on Tuesday morning. In the centre of Bamako, young men looted a government-owned building and set it on fire. The mutiny has been […]
Zambian leader Edgar Lungu on Wednesday fired his education minister, David Mabumba, the presidency said, after n.u.d.e video clips of him went viral on social media. A statement from the presidency did not give reasons for his removal but it came after explicit video clips of the minister were leaked on Twitter, Facebook and shared […]
A major gas explosion has left one dead with several people injured in Baltimore, Maryland. According to the Baltimore Firefighters Union IAFF Local 734, three-row houses in northwest Baltimore were completely destroyed and several people were injured on Monday morning, August 10. Multiple people, including children, had been trapped and rescued from the rubble as crews were […]