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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Date:25/08/2020

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Since last two weeks, COVID-19 numbers surged following shortfalls in respecting COVID-19 measures in two markets of Nyabugogo and Nyarugenge in the capital Kigali. This triggered City of Kigali’s decision to close them for one week effective August 17.

New COVID-19 cases also continue to increase exponentially, with Kigali being the most affected, followed by the Western Province’s district of Rusizi.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru ”( Club de Press) talk show of this Sunday 19-07-2020 broadcasted in synergy by ten radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on“ The increase of Covid-19 cases. “What are the causes and solution to consider?

Invitees:

1.  Dr Sabin NSANZIMANA/ Director General RBC

2.  Joseph HAKUZWUMUREMYI/ Analyst

Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, RBC Director said that the rise in Covid-19 infection was due to the decline of compliance with government measures; wearing masks improperly, house parties, illegal bars etc

Rwanda Biomedical Centre’s Director General Dr Sabin Nsanzimana said that the patients that are not in critical condition and who have space where they can quarantine themselves without causing any risk of contamination are followed up from home.

““Currently, 85% COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic and are not in critical condition; we have decided to start a program to follow several patients from home provided that they have enough space and cannot put anyone at risk of contamination,” Sabin said.

 To track patients in this condition, bracelet is put on patient’s hand so that they do not go out and infect other people at the market or other places.

Dr. Sabin warns players that the virus does not kill them based on what they see in neighboring countries, saying that they have nothing at home, saying that it is not the case but that without serious prevention, many people could die because Rwanda is now in the orange toward the red which shows that the situation in not easy.   He added that 10 patients are in seriously critical condition on oxygen.

Analyst Joseph Hakuzwumuremyi: argued that the prevention of covid-19 is for every Rwandan, he said    that some government institutions like police   use excessive force in delivering the message and the people see it as a punishment rather than taking it as a message to help them avoid it. He cited the example where people are taken to stadiums since 21h00 and spend the whole night there; he recommended that people should be educated or fined instead of taken to stadiums.

The conclusion of the talk show was to always remind the general public to be vigilant; keeping in mind that COVID-19 is an invisible enemy, thus the need to respect all COVID-19 measures.

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