EU allocates €465,000 to strengthen Ebola preparedness in Burundi

Since 2018, the EU has provided €47 million to humanitarian partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo involved in the Ebola response in the affected areas as well as in high-risk areas. PHOTO|FILE The Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continues to spread in the east of the country with a...

Should Burundi kiss goodbye Kissing and Hugging?

One of the most common ways of the virus transmission is getting into contact with an infected person and exchange contaminated droplets. PHOTO| Reader's Digest Though no case is yet to be confirmed of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Burundi, citizens should start considering refrain from the cultural way of greeting that includes pecks, kisses...

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...

Flood victims remain stranded as government provides relief aid

A team led by Burundi’s public security minister Alain Guillaume Bunyoni visited the flood victims this Monday in effort to provide them with relief support that included Maize, beans, cartons of soap bars and other basic needs. PHOTO| FILE According to the local authorities in Bujumbura more than 8,000 families remain stranded and in...

Burundi records 20 more COVID-19 cases

Currently the number of positive cases related to the Coronavirus pandemic in Burundi stands at 83 of which 45 of them recovered and were discharged from the hospital and one fatality. PHOTO|FILE. Last Saturday Burundi Health ministry announced twenty new COVID-19 cases after 98 people were tested for the virus including contact tracing of...

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 cases in Burundi jumps to six

According to the health ministry those who underwent the COVID-19 test were in contact with the first Coronavirus fatal case last week in one of Bujumbura’s private hospitals. PHOTO| FILE One person in Burundi tested positive for Coronavirus making the total number of those infected with the virus in the country to six, according to Burundi’s health...

Some Burundians turn to herbs to fight COVID-19

Last week when Burundi’s health ministry announced eleven new COVID-19 cases in the country. PHOTO|FILE. Some residents in Burundi have turned to herbs and fruits to stimulate the immune systems as a protective measure against coronavirus, steam bath has also been used by Burundians who develop signs of cough, flu or difficulty in...

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...

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...
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