COVID-19 pandemic in Burundi

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COVID-19 pandemic in Burundi
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
First outbreakWuhan, China
Index caseBujumbura
Arrival date31 March 2020
(2 years, 3 months, 4 weeks and 2 days)
Confirmed cases15 [1]

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Burundi in March 2020.

Burundi's Health Minister Thadée Ndikumana confirmed the country's first two cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on 31 March, Burundi nationals travelling back from Rwanda and Dubai.[2]

On 2 April, a further positive case was confirmed, a 26-year-old woman, while 22 other people tested negative.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Burundi, IWACU (2020-04-08). "#Burundi #MSPLS annonce dans un communiqué de presse que 3 des 10 anciens patients sous traitement sont guéris et sont autorisés à regagner leurs familles ce samedi 02 mai 2020 Il annonce également 4 nouveaux cas positifs au". @iwacuinfo (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. "Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries". Africa News. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  3. Burundi, IWACU (2020-04-02). "#Burundi Urgent Le ministre de la santé annonce le 3ème cas de covid-19. Une jeune fille de 26 ans. Le test pour 22 autres personnes a été négatif". @iwacuinfo (in French). Retrieved 2020-04-02.