28 C
Accra
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
No menu items!

Burundi begins mass coronavirus testing

Must Read

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development injects over $300million into Ghana’s economy

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development says it has invested over $300-million into Ghana's economy. Areas of investment, the bank...

85th Anniversary of GBC, Its Achievements, Challenges And Prospects

NEWS COMMENTARY ON GBC'S 85th ANNIVERSARY,ACHIEVEMENTS,CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS AMID COVID-19 Eighty five years  in the  life of  any entity is no mean achievement,...

Nearly 85,000 businesses still closed down – Statistical Service

Nearly 85,000 businesses are still closed down as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the related responses, the Ghana...

Burundi has launched a mass testing campaign for coronavirus, in a fresh campaign by the new government to fight the spread of the pandemic.

Former president Pierre Nkurunziza was accused of downplaying the issue, saying “God had cleared [coronavirus] from Burundi’s skies”, almost a fortnight before he died last month of cardiac arrest.

But last week, his successor Evariste Ndayishimiye, declared coronavirus a “major enemy of Burundians” and wowed “to start the fight against that enemy”.

At the launch of the campaign in Bujumbura, many people were unusually seen wearing masks.

A record 640 tests were taken on the day, the highest number since March when the virus was reported in the country.

Since the new president took office on 18 June, more than 1,900 tests have been taken compared with only 1,200 taken before.

The health ministry says the campaign testing will continue in order to show the status of the virus in the country.

Burundi has so far reported 191 cases from 3,200 tests done in the past three months.

Sourcebbc

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development injects over $300million into Ghana’s economy

ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development says it has invested over $300-million into Ghana's economy. Areas of investment, the bank...

85th Anniversary of GBC, Its Achievements, Challenges And Prospects

NEWS COMMENTARY ON GBC'S 85th ANNIVERSARY,ACHIEVEMENTS,CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS AMID COVID-19 Eighty five years  in the  life of  any entity is no mean achievement, if its challenges and achievements  impacted  generations...

Nearly 85,000 businesses still closed down – Statistical Service

Nearly 85,000 businesses are still closed down as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the related responses, the Ghana Statistical Service Business Tracker survey...

Chief Justice appeals for funding for Judicial Training Institute

The Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Anin Yeboah, has appealed to the ECOWAS Bank support the construction of a "state-of-the-art" Judicial Training Institute. The project estimated...

Secondary schools reopen in Nigeria

Secondary schools in Nigeria reopened on Tuesday for classes almost four months after they closed to halt the spread of coronavirus. Final-year students now have...

More Articles Like This