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 ministry dozens people were tested for the virus earlier last week and results confirmed that only one person tested positive for the virus.
“One case was diagnosed positive to coronavirus out 75 contacted he was recently in contact with the patient who of passed on last week”, a statement read from the ministry of health.
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.
Contact tracing in Burundi is still ongoing on those who were in close contact with the five first cases that tested positive of COVID-19.
Burundi’s health ministry announced that the four people who had tested positive for Coronavirus tested negative after a test that was conducted recently.
In efforts to control the spread of the virus in the country some sporting activities were temporarily suspended including the federation of Volleyball.
Burundi government prolonged the suspension of passenger flights in and outside the country until further notice.
According to the East African Community, COVID-19 cases in the region grew as cases in Tanzania jumped to 147, Kenya 246, Uganda 55, Rwanda 143 and Burundi 6 while South Sudan remained at 4.