Rwanda National Police (RNP) on Sunday, April 12 announced the usage of drones to further raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic in local communities.
The Rwanda National Police announce on twitter that “We have added drones to our methods of raising awareness about #COVID-19. As drones pass your neighborhoods, we ask you:
1. Listen carefully the message.
2. Don’t leave your home to view the drones.
3. Don’t gather in large groups when drones deliver messages.
Stay Home, protect your life and that of others. Save lives.”
The development comes after the country records a total of 126 cases, of whom 25 have recovered.
However, the police announcement also cautioned the public to avoid gathering in large groups where drones will be delivering messages.
Other measures taken to strengthen the fight against the pandemic spread, include social distancing, which was enforced through the country’s lockdown since March 15.
The lockdown which was also extended on March 21 is expected to run through April 19.
The country also closed all of its borders and suspended passenger’s flights only keeping cargo transportation operational.
Only cargo and returning nationals and legal residents are being allowed into the country, but the latter must undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine before they are allowed back into communities.
Globally, coronavirus cases have risen to more than 1,696,588 while the death toll now stands at 105,952 in 185 countries