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WHO credits Rwanda’s ‘strong leadership’ in fight against covid-19

Tedros Adhanom the World Health Organization Director-General has commended the impressive progress in Rwanda’s fight against Covid-19 pandemic which he links to ‘Strong Leadership’.

“Rwanda’s progress is due to a similar combination (as New Zealand) of strong leadership, universal health coverage, well-supported health workers and clear public health communications,” said Tedros.

He made the remarks on Monday during a regular Covid-19 briefing in Geneva, Switzerland.

By Monday Rwanda had reported 2,140 confirmed Covid-19 infections and 7 deaths, according to its health ministry.

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According to Tedros, Rwanda’s move to avail free testing for all citizens had played a major role in its efforts to eliminate the virus from its borders.

“All testing and treatment for Covid-19 is free in Rwanda, so there are no financial barriers to people getting tested,” he said.

The WHO boss also said in Rwanda, when people test positive for the virus, they’re isolated and health workers then visit every potential contact and test them also.

“Getting the basics right provides a clear picture of where the virus is and the necessary targeted actions to suppress transmission and save lives,” Tedros noted.

Original article on Taarifa Rwanda

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