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Rwandan medical workers deploy robots to minimise coronavirus risk

The robots to carry out simple tasks, minimising the staff's exposure to sick patients. Image: REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana

Duncan Miriri

Correspondent, Reuters

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High-tech robots developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are seen during a demonstration at the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. Picture taken May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana - RC2XYG91OKJU
The team of three robots. Image: REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana
Engineers give instructions to a high-tech robot developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. Picture taken May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana - RC2XYG94DYBZ
Staff are able to give instructions to a high-tech robot. Image: REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana
An engineer operates a high-tech robot developed by Zora Bots, a Belgium-based company, and donated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the Kanyinya treatment centre that treats coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Kigali, Rwanda May 29, 2020. Picture taken May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana - RC2XYG9VOIV2
The robots are easy to operate, and save the staff valuable time. Image: REUTERS/Clement Uwiringiyimana
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