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 breathing.
“My children had flu like symptoms, headache and cough so I mixed natural plants including Eucalyptus leaves and lemon and now they are doing fine,” said Ange Uwimana a resident in Bujumbura.
Her comments comes after last week when Burundi’s health ministry announced eleven new COVID-19 cases in the country.
The Burundi health ministry said in a statement that 85 people were tested for the virus that included contact tracing of the previously infected patients who are still under treatment.
“An intervention team from the health ministry conducted tests in which 37 people who recently test positive for the virus were retested and 16 of them tested negative and were discharged,” the statement reads.
Currently, the number of corona virus cases in Burundi stands at 94 of which 61 of them recovered and discharged from the hospital and one death.