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.

408 COVID-19 cases in Burundi

Coronavirus cases in Burundi spiked to 408 last Friday as three more people tested positive for covid-19 according to the ministry of health, the number of cases increased after the country launched a mass testing campaign where every citizen can voluntarily be tested for the virus. The number of active cases in Burundi...

Ngozi University student tests positive for COVID-19

A student in Ngozi university located in the northern part of the country tested positive for Coronavirus according to the school administration, the university has since last Monday August 3rd taken the precautionary and preventive measures against the spread of the disease in the campus. “When one case is discovered this means that there...

59 new COVID-19 cases recorded in Burundi

On July 20, 2020 during a press briefing held by the Burundi Health Minister Thaddée ndikumana, the overall Coronavirus cases in the country reached 328 after 59 people tested positive for the virus. Burundi had launched a mass-screening campaign in effort to contain the spread of the virus, on 13-19 July 2020 at least 59...

The deaf in Burundi left out in the fight against COVID-19

As Burundi has stepped up efforts to fight against Coronavirus countrywide including mass testing, reduction of soap and water prices by 50 percent the deaf community in Burundi remained uninformed in the fight against the pandemic in the country. Aline Berahino the chairperson of the Deaf Women Association in Burundi (AFSB) said that majority...

COVID-19 mass tests kicks off in Bujumbura

Burundi has this July 6, 2020 launched a campaign for a mass testing of Coronavirus in Bujumbura province that was mainly affected by the pandemic since January. Thaddée Ndikumana Burundi’s health minister while launching the campaign in Bujumbura said that three centers were established in Bujumbura for mass tests that included Kamenge center in...

Burundi records 24 new COVID-19 cases

For the first time the country recorded cases of Coronavirus outside Bujumbura province in the countryside of Kayanza and Gitega.PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s public health ministry this Saturday July 3rd announced 24 new Coronavirus cases after 256 people were tested from the provinces of Kayanza, Gitega and Bujumbura. According to the Burundian government...

COVID-19 cases in Burundi at 170

Burundi government said that fifty of the COVID-19 patients who were undergoing treatment underwent a retesting and results showed they were free from the virus. Burundi’s health ministry reported 26 new coronavirus cases on June 27, 2020 as the number of COVID-19 cases rose to 170 according to the Burundian health ministry.
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