Rwanda’s Ministry of Well being mentioned it’s focusing on to check 106,000 Kigali residents within the subsequent two days as a part of a mass testing train to find out the prevalence of the pandemic, native publication The New Instances reported.
The publication mentioned that the testing can be rolled out at cell degree for 2 days beginning July 17.
At the least 15 p.c of the grownup inhabitants in Kigali can be examined.
Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga, Minister of State within the Well being Ministry, appealed to these whose households have been sampled for the testing to conform and report for the train.
“Now we have already reached out and knowledgeable the chosen households for testing and sorted motion clearance for them.”
In keeping with Mpunga, everybody above 18 years within the chosen family can be examined, and they’ll obtain their outcomes whereas they’re nonetheless on the testing centre.
“Cell leaders will decide acceptable testing websites which have the capability to host the focused inhabitants of their respective cells,” he mentioned.
Mpunga mentioned that the intention behind mass testing is to find out the present state of affairs of COVID instances in Kigali and facilitate these in Residence Based mostly Care in addition to have clear statistics of most contaminated areas that they might prolong the testing goal.