BUJUMBURA June 16th (ABP) – The National Covid-19 Quick Response Committee met on Monday June 14, 2021 in the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS to see the state of play of the Covid-19 pandemic, and discuss together certain recommendations that have been submitted to the President of the Republic of Burundi to be acquired.
At the end of the meeting, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Dr Jean Baptiste Nzorironkankuze, who had represented the Minister of Public Health, recalled that the measure to request reservations for hotels in quarantine chosen by the government of Burundi to passengers entering from the Melchior Ndadaye international airport since the day of its reopening until today has just been suspended.
He specified that from now on, the quarantine will continue at the level of the place chosen by the travellers themselves, either at their homes or in a hotel of their choice. He added that the results will reach them within 24 hours.
According to Dr Nzorironkankuze, those who will test positive should go directly to the screening center called “Bon Accueil” based in Bujumbura city council to receive medication and other related advice. He did not forget to mention that this measure concerns travellers who arrived on Monday and in the days to come, and that the latter is not retroactive.
He took that opportunity to inform that the borders of Kobero in Muyinga province (north) and Mugina in Makamba province (south) are open, and that passengers must continue to undergo tests. Those who test positive will be taken care of and those who test negative will continue their journey.
Dr Nzorironkankuze said that the committee discussed the issue of a new strain of Covid-19 which is currently in India. The members of the committee suggested that the government of Burundi should closely monitor the situation and take preventive measures if need be.