Burundi registers 5 new COVID-19 cases as 4 discharged from the hospital

The country’s Coronavirus cases stands at 11 in which four of them have been discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus. PHOTO| FILE. According to the press release from the Burundi’s ministry for health, five more people have tested positive for the COVID-19 after the tests that were conducted earlier this...

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...

Burundi reports first Coronavirus fatality

Out of five confirmed cases one person who was under intensive care unit passed earlier Sunday that sparked social media in the country to make rounds of photos reportedly suggesting the patient died of the virus on Sunday. PHOTO| FILE. Burundi has recorded its first Coronavirus death after a...

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...

Hundreds remain affected by Tanganyika floods

River Rusizi busted the banks submerging and damaging homes and properties of the residents living around the lake. PHOTO| FILE The water level of the Africa’s deepest Lake Tanganyika has significantly increase for the last couple of months as habitants around the lake remain stranded as floods destroys properties and homes.

Burundi bans importation of plastic bags

Burundi president Pierre Nkurunziza signed a law in August 2018 that bans the importation, manufacturing, selling and use of plastic bags and products. PHOTO|FILE: BurundiTimes Burundi’s agriculture and environment minister Déo Guide Rurema on Tuesday announced that the country is banning the importation of plastic bags in efforts to conserve the environment. While...

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...

Burundi to suspend flights amid Coronavirus fear

KQ carrier at Melchior Ndadaye International Airport in Bujumbura (Burundi) PHOTO| Burundi Times Burundi government is expected to suspend all flights in the country as fear grows to prevent the spread of the virus in the country. While addressing the press in Bujumbura the country’s public security minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni, called on...

COVID-19 cases hits a hundred in Burundi

The current tally of Coronavirus cases in Burundi now stands at 104 of which 29 still active, 71 recovered and discharged and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Burundi’s health ministry announced this Monday ten new Coronavirus cases in the country after 97 people were tested for the virus. “Of the 32 patients...

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.
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