Rwandan lady invents software for COVID-19 contact tracing

Jeanne Bovine Ishemaryayo, a young lady from Rwanda developed a software programme dubbed “E-Rinde” loosely translated as “protect yourself” that helps frontline workers trace persons who may have come in contact with a Covid-19 positive person.

The 26 year old said the development of the software was inspired by the current challenge of Covid-19 that has ravaged Rwanda and the world in general as the number of cases continues to rise unprecedentedly.

So far Covid-19 patients have exceeded 15,000 cases out of over 875,000 tests in only 11 months since the first Covid-19 case broke out in March, 2020.

According to the Rwandan Ministry of Health figures, 46 per cent of the total cases and 60 per cent of Covid-19 fatalities had been recorded only in the consecutive 50 days that preceded the January 18 date before imposing another lockdown for 15 days.

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