BUJUMBURA June 2nd (ABP) – The border post between Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which had been closed as part of the fight against Covid-19 contamination, was opened on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.
The Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Dr Thaddée Ndikumana, who is also deputy chairman of the national committee for the prevention and quick response against Covid-19, announced that news in a press briefing held on Monday after a meeting of the said committee. All foreigners entering the country will have to pay $ 30, while Burundians will pay 15,000 BIF to undergo the Covid-19 test.
During that meeting held in the office of the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, the participants highly appreciated the activities to fight against that pandemic which are taking place throughout the country, to the extent that among the positive cases of Covid-19 which are on treatment, the vast majority are cured, according to Minister Ndikumana. He nevertheless deplored a certain relaxation of respect for barrier measures taken to prevent the disease.
After the opening of the Gatumba border post, activities will continue at the other border posts of Kobero and Mugina where they will set up equipment so that testing is done immediately at those posts, the Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS continued to say.
Note that out of 320,660 people who have already undergone the Covid-19 test, 4,790 cases, or 1.49% have been declared positive. The cure rate is 93.42%, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.