COVID-19

Dexamethasone drug improves Covid-19 survival, study shows

Giving low doses of the generic steroid drug dexamethasone to Covid-19 patients admitted to hospital reduced death rates by around a third among those with the most severe cases of infection, study revealed on Tuesday. The drug, according to BBC News is part of the world’s biggest existing...

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:09pm

Covid-19: Non-contact sports given all-clear to resume

Non-contact sports may resume activities starting on Monday, June 8, in compliance with safety guidelines, the Ministry of Sports announced on Friday. Since March 15, all sporting activities – events, leagues and competitions – in the country have been on hold as the government...

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:22am

Tom Close, African artistes hail Covid-19 doctors in new song

As the world still grapples with the effects of Covid-19, 11 artistes from 11 African countries have come together to show support and appreciation for the medical workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle around the world during this difficult time, through a song dubbed, ‘My White...

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 2:52am

Rwanda pledges $1m towards African solidarity fund on COVID-19 response

Rwanda has committed a total of $1m to the African Union COVID Fund and the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), President Paul Kagame has announced. Kagame was speaking during a teleconference meeting of the Extended AU Bureau chaired by South Africa’s President...

Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 12:22am

Rwanda Police Spokesperson inspires #StayHome rap challenge amidst Covid-19 lockdown

A video posted on Twitter by Daniel Izere a.k.a Dany Beats has been trending on social media platforms. It is a short song crafted out of a recorded statement by  Rwanda National Police Spokesperson, CP John Bosco Kabera, calling for people to stay home in a rap beat....

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 8:24pm

Farmers commend govt’s support during COVID-19 lockdown

Godfrey Karema is a commercial farmer based in Nyanza District. When coronavirus broke out in mid-March, he was uncertain about how his business would be affected. A few days later, when all unnecessary movements were banned and the public was obliged to stay at home, he was worried that...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:16pm

Domestic violence rises during COVID-19 lockdown

The United Nations notes that the combination of economic and social stresses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as restrictions on movement, have dramatically increased the number of women and girls facing abuse, in almost all countries. In parts of sub-Saharan Africa, violence...

Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 12:55am

[VIDEOS] Kwibuka26: Rwandans in UK commemorate virtually

To mark the 26th Commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi, Rwandan diaspora and friends of Rwanda in the United Kingdom organized a virtual event on April 7th. The event was joined by members of the diplomatic corps and government officials from the safety of their homes....

Sunday, April 12, 2020 - 5:17pm

Rwandans in Turkey commemorate Genocide virtually

Rwandans in Turkey were joined by friends of Rwanda to mark the 26th  commemoration of the Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration took place on Thursday, April 9th, in Ankara, Turkey. The event was held virtually due to the pandemic of COVID-19. Turkey has recorded over...

Friday, April 10, 2020 - 12:06pm

Kagame wishes Boris Johnson a speedy recovery

President Paul Kagame extended his best wishes to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson who was hospitalized days after he was positively diagnosed with COVID-19. Johnson was checked into an intensive care unit on Tuesday after symptoms worsened following his being...

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - 3:30pm

KTRN donates free internet to COVID-19 centers

Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN), a 4G LTE distribution company through their partners have donated internet to every designated centres taking care of coronavirus patients and suspected cases who are in treatment, isolation and quarantine centres around the country. Treatment and...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 8:22pm

Experts weigh in on effectiveness of e-learning

Prince Dushimimana is 11-year old primary five student at Groupe Scolaire Gisozi in Gasabo District. Before schools were closed on March 16th, he had had a personal ambition to move from 11th position that he had got the previous term, upwards. Now that he no longer goes to school, he uses his...

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 11:01am

COVID-19: Gaël Faye reveals he battled coronavirus

A few weeks after leaving Rwanda on a tour to promote his film “Petit Pays” which is based on his book, author Gaël Faye has revealed that he has been battling the novel coronavirus. Gaël Faye wearing a protective mask. Courtesy. In an Instagram post, Faye said two weeks ago...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 6:22pm

REB launches e-learning YouTube channel amidst coronavirus lockdown

Rwanda Education Board (REB) has launched an e-learning YouTube channel to facilitate students to continue their studies at home as the uncertainty on when schools will be reopened continue. This comes after all schools were closed in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown. The closure was...

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:03am

How far with the efforts to discover COVID-19 vaccine?

All hopes are being pinned on developing a vaccine against a virus that is bringing the world almost to a standstill. The coronavirus pandemic has been so far contracted by more than 500,000 people around the world and claimed over 23,000 lives. Rwanda has so far 60 COVID-19 confirmed cases...

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 5:18pm

Important coronavirus terms explained

COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 15,000 lives globally with 416 686 confirmed cases in 196 countries and territories as of March 25, according to World Health Organization. With the outbreak becoming the major focus for the news media as well as dominating public debates around the world...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 9:29pm

Virtual connection step in to replace physical meetings amidst COVID-19 lockdown

It has been five days since the government declared a countywide lockdown allowing only essential services to remain in operation. All public and social gatherings including schools, churches and weddings were suspended. The lockdown was part of the effort to combat the COVID-...

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:48pm

How artistes are ‘staying home’ amid coronavirus lockdown

Staying at home amid the coronavirus lockdown is no doubt the best way to ‘flatten the curve’, and artistes are not exempt from doing their bit and practicing social distancing. However, that doesn’t mean they have stopped trying to entertain us. DJ Miller, real name Virgile...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:25am

COVID-19: A guide to e-learning resources amid lockdown

When Edna Mugunga first heard that there was a possibility of the initial two week suspension of schools being extended, she was worried about how she would keep up with academics. The 17-year-old and S6 six candidate at Lycée de Kigali tells Education that one week in, things are going...

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:23am

Spanish army finds bodies in nursing homes among residents

MADRID -- Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people that authorities suspect have died from the new coronavirus. Prosecutors have launched a judicial probe. Defense Minister Margarita Robles...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:43pm

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