Rwanda government on Saturday unveiled a customized protective gear for use on tax-motos
The innovation is seen as not just reducing body contact, which could spread the virus.
The protective face mask and head cover designed and manufactured locally by UFACO and VLISCO
‘’ Our businesses are adapting and staying relevant even with COVID-19 disruption’’’. Tweeted Clare Akamanzi, the CEO Rwanda Development board.
In late June, the country earned praise from the European Union Council, which alongside 14 other countries recommended the lifting of travel restrictions, with Germany’s Robert Koch Institute declaring it to “no longer a Covid-19 risk area.”
Innovative all-in-one #MadeInRwanda🇷🇼protective face mask and head cover for using while on taxi-motos by UFACO & VLISCO! Get yourself one today and let's prevent the spread of #COVID19 together! pic.twitter.com/6449YtWsat
— Rwanda Development Board (@RDBrwanda) July 12, 2020
So far, the country has confirmed 1,175 Covid-19 cases, from over 150,000 tests in comparison with Kenya’s 8,528 cases from 195,508 tests done over a similar period.
The milestone has been achieved by timely interventions, meticulous contact tracing and scaled-up testing has seen Rwanda emerge as a model of Covid-19 handling in the region as it recorded only three deaths, even as it slowly reopens its economy
Inspired by the Rwandan government’s ‘Made in Rwanda’ campaign and its dedication to combat issues faced by small and medium-sized enterprises , the Rwandan Diaspora and Rwandan residents, in collaboration with VLISCO group, founded UFACO and VLISCO NL Ltd.
UFACO &VLISCO NL Ltd designs, designs, manufactures, and distributed fashion fabrics for the Eastern and Central African markets.