Burundi: increase in covid-19 cases, the government decides

Burundi is obliged to close. Facing the worrying increase in covid-19 cases in the country, the leaders announced the closure from this morning of the land and sea borders and a mandatory quarantine of seven days for any traveler coming by plane.

From this Monday, January 11, 2021, Burundi closes its borders. Thus have decided the authorities to contain the spread of the covid-19 pandemic.

“All the land and sea borders are closed to the movement of people”, according to the text signed by the Minister in charge of Public Security, General Gervais Ndirakobuca. This latter explained that these decisions are taken “following the remark of the increase in cases of covid-19 (…) and in order to curb its spread”.

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The country has officially recorded 884 cases to date. A figure too low compared to the reality according to many observers mainly due to the low number of tests and the delay in awareness.

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