Rwandans are always celebrated for doing unique things for the good of their society.
Some of these things are difficult for many well resourceful countries in Africa and beyond to do.
Since the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus globally, Rwanda is devising ways of preventing the risk of spread.
Officials are taking precautions to remain vigilant in the fight against coronavirus by mounting hand washing outlets at bus terminals for passengers to wash their hands.
In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, passengers can be seen washing their hands under running water into movable sinks before joining buses.
Rwanda is yet to record any case of coronavirus but the country is hopeful such a hand washing attitude could prevent the risk of outbreak.
SEEN IN KIGALI: To prevent the risk of #Coronavirus outbreak, passengers at the Kigali Bus Park have to wash their hands before getting onto buses.#Rwanda has recorded NO case of the epidemic but the country has stepped up vigilance. pic.twitter.com/tb7cfUNj7K
— The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) March 9, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak in African
So far nine African countries have recorded coronavirus cases, with cases now reaching at least 80.
Egypt (48), Algeria (17) and Nigeria (2) Tunisia (2), Togo (1), Cameroon (2), Morocco (2), South Africa (3) and Senegal (4) are the cases so far.
The continent has also recorded its first Coronavirus death n Egypt, where the first case on the continent was also confirmed.
Health officials said the patient was a German tourist who was being treated for the virus in Egypt.
The African Union’s Disease control unit said it was “urging Member States to enhance surveillance for severe acute respiratory infections #SARI or Pneumonia cases.”
It added in a statement on Twitter that “All 9 countries in Africa with COVID19 cases have the capacity to do lab diagnosis.
All 9 countries in #Africa with #COVID19 cases have the capacity to do lab diagnosis. @AfricaCDC and partners have trained experts and provided test kits to 43 @_AfricanUnion countries.@ausocialaffairs #AfricaPrepares #COVID19 #FactsNotFear https://t.co/vBOGFjyFBx pic.twitter.com/LWKuET0aN5
— Africa CDC (@AfricaCDC) March 9, 2020
More than 100,000 cases and over 3,000 deaths have been recorded in some 60 countries worldwide.
The coronavirus outbreak began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year.
Victims of coronavirus often suffer from respiratory illness. The virus is a global public health emergency, according to the World Health Organisation.