BUJUMBURA January 7th (ABP) – The national committee in charge of fighting against COVID-19 in Burundi met on Wednesday January 5, 2021 at the office of the minister responsible for health to analyze the situation of COVID-19 in Burundi and the possibility of opening the port of Rumonge, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Regarding the pandemic, the Minister of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, Dr. Sylvie Nzeyimana, indicated that the members of the national committee observed that the situation has improved compared to the previous days, stressing that early December 2021, there was a significant increase in cases of COVID-19 contamination but early this year the numbers declined.
She took that opportunity to say thank you to the people of Burundi for having responded to the appeal from the Ministry of Health to be tested often.
The Minister of Health also encouraged people to continue to be tested in order to prevent and fight against this pandemic by respecting the barrier measures.
The committee stressed that 1,221,838 tests carried out during the month of December 2021 until early January 2022 made it possible to quarantine 33,351 cases of this pandemic. The healed people are 31,069 in number and 14 died.
The rate of people tested during the month of December 2021 to January 2022 is 2.83%, the cure rate is 92.60% and 0.05% mortality.
The national committee to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic also analyzed the possibility of opening the port of Rumonge for travelers coming from the DRC via Lake Tanganyika. He specified that the said port will be open on Monday January 10, 2022.
For this, the ministry in charge of health will prepare to test those travelers and the administration will see the possibility of finding the place where the travelers who will test positive will be quarantined in order not to contaminate others, the minister in charge of health added.