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African Singapore: How Information Technology Is Super-charging Rwanda’s Economy Despite COVID-19  Crisis

African Singapore: How Information Technology Is Super-charging Rwanda’s Economy Despite COVID-19 Crisis

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By Elite Reporter The growth of Rwanda's information and communications technology sector is stimulating innovation across the society, despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and subsequent lockdown. Recently, the Rwandan government introduced robots that can screen 150 people for Coronavirus a time. The machines are aimed at beating the delays usually involved in testing and waiting for COVID-19 results, a process that takes at least 24 hours. Besides the COVID-19 Robots, Rwanda recently introduced luxury commuter buses that use Smart Cards. All a passenger does is board the bus, retrieve a smart card from his/her wallet and swipe it against a machine next to the driver. A buzzer approves the swipe and the passenger takes a seat, ready for their journey to their destinati...