Rwanda authorities have installed hand-washing facilities at a bus station in the capital, Kigali, as a precaution against coronavirus.
Frequent hand-washing is one of the key steps recommended by the World Health Organization. They also advise the following:
Maintain social distancing
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Practice respiratory hygiene
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider.
Special attention should be paid to washing the spaces in between one’s fingers, plus other neglected areas, according to the UK’s biggest nursing union:
Rwanda has not confirmed any case of coronavirus.So far 10 African countries have confirmed a total of 100 positive cases.
Authorities in Kigali have banned concerts and public gatherings as a precaution against the virus, a move that sparked criticism online.
A pro-government newspaper has tweeted video footage from the scene:
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