Burundi-DRC Border set to reopen

Gitega is set to reopen border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Gatumba located in the western part of the country which is considered as the main economic frontier between the two countries. This comes after the Burundi government closed the border with DRC in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 in...

Government secures 2 billion francs for port renovation

Burundi’s government has announced 2 billion francs to be allocated to renovate the country’s main port in Bujumbura, the port’s infrastructure was damaged by the increasing water levels of Lake Tanganyika. Speaking to journalists after visiting the port, Burundi’s minister for trade and industries Ms. Immaculée Ndabaneze said that the allocated amount will help...

Burundi: Quarantine days down to four

Burundi government last week announced that the days of travelers arriving into the country mainly through Melchior Ndadaye International airport has been reduced from 7 to 4 days. Burundi’s health minister Thaddee Ndikumana said that after reviewing the state of the pandemic in the country, “we found it necessary to reduce the days of...

Burundi increases Covid-19 certificate price by 500 percent

Burundi has increased the covid-19 certificate charges for travellers using Melchior Ndadaye international airport by 500 percent. The government has revised the rates from initial BIF 10,000 ($5) to BIF 60,000 ($30). “Testing is expensive. The Government wants those who can afford to pay If one can pay a flight ticket of $1000 he...

Burundi COVID-19 cases blows over one thousand

Burundi COVID-19 cases have passed a one thousand mark days after a mass testing campaign was relaunched in the country’s economic capital Bujumbura. “We are delighted that the suspected cases after screening various people who were in contact with the previous 40 cases came out negative,”said Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister.

US Embassy donates Equipment to Burundi hospitals

The U.S. Embassy in Burundi last week donated Personal Protective Equipment composed of critical medical supplies and personal protective equipment to assist frontline health workers in Burundi in the fight against COVID-19. In its statement, the embassy said that USAFRICOM provided the funding to purchase the supplies which includes 360 cases of face shields,...

Burundi new COVID-19 measures gets into effect

The new covid-19 measures imposed by Burundi government last week has today get into effects after the country registered first-ever highest cases within 48 hours. Not only maritime and land borders are closed but also a mandatory 7 day quarantine will be observed by passengers using the country’s airport.  The increase...

Burundi records 40 covid-19 cases in 48hrs

The Burundi minister of public health reported 40 new COVID-19 positive cases for the past two days after contact tracing was conducted, the highest number since March 2019 when the country recorded first ever case of coronavirus. Burundi had imposed as other countries a mandatory certificate to travelers to and from the country.

COVID-19: Region begins gradual re-opening of learning institutions

Lower and higher institutions of learning are opening up for educational activities in the COMESA region as the bloc begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions. So far, schools in Egypt, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been opening from the month of August, September and some are set October. Governments in the...

Burundi to consider re-opening the airspace

Burundi government is set to consider the reopening of Melchior Ndadaye International airport next month after the mass COVID-19 screening campaign comes to an end. The mass test that kicked off on July 6th 2020 is expected to end this month as at least 445 people tested positive for the virus countrywide.
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