The Rwandan government has set up hand-washing facilities at the Kigali Bus Park. Picture: African News Agency/ANA
The Rwandan government has set up hand-washing facilities at the Kigali Bus Park. Picture: African News Agency/ANA

Rwanda sets up hand-washing facilities at bus station amid coronavirus fears

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Mar 10, 2020

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Cape Tow - Rwandan authorities have set-up hand-washing basins at a bus station in the capital Kigali, to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

A video, uploaded by New Times Rwanda, shows a number of portable hand-wash basins placed in the open road at the Kigali Bus Park. Residents are seen making use of the basins.

Rwanda has not had any recorded cases of Covid-19 which has killed more than 4 000 people and infected over 114 000 cases globally.

The regular washing of hands using an alcohol-based sanitizer or soap is one of the key steps recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

They also urge people to maintain a social distance, avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as well as covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. 

Rwanda has established a multidisciplinary team to assess and strengthen preparedness and response virus in a bid to prevent the disease from entering the country.

The country has suspended its flag carrier airline, RwandAir, from flying to China and Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente issued a directive urging people to avoid shaking hands or hugging.

African News Agency (ANA)

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