A chatbot that provides timely and accurate information on COVID-19 to Rwandan populationThe Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has launched the application RBC – Mbaza, a chatbot which provides all relevant information around COVID-19 in Rwanda. The application can be accessed via the USSD short code *114#. Through the application, Rwandans can access daily statistics on number of cases and vaccinations, COVID-19 symptoms and prevention and all Covid-19 related information as well as guidance on how to proceed if someone has tested positive. Most importantly, the chatbot informs the population about the current restrictions put in place by the Government of Rwanda to curb the spread of COVID-19, such as curfews, business closures and travel restrictions.
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