BUJUMBURA / MAKAMBA December 23rd (ABP) – The Mugongomanga communal administration in Bujumbura province (western Burundi) released on Monday, December 20, 2021, a press release signed by the adviser in charge of political, administrative, legal and social affairs, by obligation, on behalf of the administrator of Mugongomanga commune, Mrs. Consolate Ndayisaba, indicating that it is forbidden to share torches when drinking sorghum beer from the same bowl.
In that press release, it is reported that sharing or exchanging torches when people were drinking sorghum beer, which was a common practice in the Mugamba region, is now prohibited in Mugongomanga commune.
That measure comes at a time when cases of Covid-19 are reported among the population and police officers working in that town.
The same press release reminds the people of that commune that they must respect the barrier measures to prevent the coronavirus as they have been put in place by the government of Burundi, via the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight. against AIDS.
Those include, in particular, not greeting each other by shaking hands, avoiding kissing, washing hands with clean water and soap, social distancing, wearing a mask and so on.
That press release from the Mugongomanga communal administration warns those who ignore those measures that they will be punished in accordance with the law in force.
The statement of that kind was also made public at the beginning of this week, in Makamba province (south) by the chief of staff of the provincial governor, Mr. Bernard Ntahomvukiye.
The latter reminds the people of that province to respect all barrier measures to prevent the spread of the covid-19 pandemic, as proposed by the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS.
In that press release, the people are asked to wash their hands with clean water and soap, wear masks in public places and, whenever necessary, avoid shaking hands when greeting each other.
Finally, according to this press release, it is recommended that the population of Makamba province have hand washing devices in all public places, including markets, in front of shops and churches.