- An Egyptian engineer, Mahmoud El Komy, has built a robot that takes Covid-19 test samples from suspected carriers of the virus
- The robot can also detect a face that is not wearing a mask and give out healthcare advise accordingly
- According to the engineer, building the robot took him a whole month, adding that it can carry out various tasks targetted at defeating the virus
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Mahmoud El Komy, an Egyptian engineer, has contributed greatly towards the fight against coronavirus as he created a robot that can take COVID-19 test samples from people suspected to have the virus.
Praised as a great one towards containing the virus and stopping the accidental spread of it to health workers, it takes swabs from patients’ mouths, Face2Face Africa reports.
The Egyptian engineer invested a whole month’s work to build the robot. Equipped with a temperature sensor, the machine can also detect faces that are without a mask. It has a teaching capacity as it dishes out healthcare advice to people.
“The robot has customized tasks for dealing with coronavirus. It has a mission, including detecting suspected COVID cases, whether in public places, malls, banks, or airports. He can measure a person’s temperature and if he detects that a person has a fever, he sounds an alarm,” El Komy said.
Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that in a concentrated effort against novel coronavirus, Rwanda acquired five humanoid robots aimed at reducing contact between medics and patients.
The high-tech robots were launched at the Kanyinya Covid-19 Treatment Centre by the country's Ministry of Health on Tuesday, May 19, as Rwanda took a fast leap ahead of its sister African countries in the battle against the ravaging pandemic.
In other news, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has appointed Professor Rita Akosua Dickson as vice-chancellor, which makes her the first lady to occupy the position in the history of the university.
The campus-based radio station, Focusnewsroom.com reports that the female professor served as pro-vice-chancellor of the university until her recent appointment.
Professor Rita Akosua Dickson has been duly appointed as the incumbent vice-chancellor Professor Kwasi Obiri-Danso's tenure has expired.
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