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COVID-19 pandemic in Burundi
DiseaseCOVID-19
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
LocationBurundi
First caseBujumbura
Arrival date31 March 2020
(10 months, 3 weeks and 5 days)
OriginWuhan, China
Confirmed cases15 [1]
Recovered7
Deaths
1

The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached Burundi on 1 April 2020.

Background[edit source | edit]

On 12 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed that a novel coronavirus was the cause of a respiratory illness in a cluster of people in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, which was reported to the WHO on 31 December 2019.[2][3]

The case fatality ratio for COVID-19 has been much lower than SARS of 2003,[4][5] but the transmission has been significantly greater, with a significant total death toll.[6][4]

Timeline[edit source | edit]

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March 2020[edit source | edit]

Burundi's Health Minister Thadée Ndikumana confirmed the country's first two cases of coronavirus disease 2019 on 31 March, Burundi nationals travelling back from Rwanda and Dubai respectively.[7]

April 2020[edit source | edit]

On 2 April, a further positive case was confirmed, a 26-year-old woman, while 22 other people tested negative.[8]

Prevention[edit source | edit]

On 12 March, the government instituted 14-day quarantining for people entering Burundi from affected countries.[9][10]

See also[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

  1. Burundi, IWACU (8 April 2020). "#Burundi #MSPLS annonce dans un communiqué de presse que 3 des 10 anciens patients sous traitement sont guéris et sont autorisés à regagner leurs familles ce samedi 02 mai 2020 Il annonce également 4 nouveaux cas positifs au". @iwacuinfo (in French). Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  2. Elsevier. "Novel Coronavirus Information Center". Elsevier Connect. Archived from the original on 30 January 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  3. Reynolds, Matt (4 March 2020). "What is coronavirus and how close is it to becoming a pandemic?". Wired UK. ISSN 1357-0978. Archived from the original on 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Crunching the numbers for coronavirus". Imperial News. Archived from the original on 19 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  5. "High consequence infectious diseases (HCID); Guidance and information about high consequence infectious diseases and their management in England". GOV.UK. Archived from the original on 3 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  6. "World Federation Of Societies of Anaesthesiologists – Coronavirus". www.wfsahq.org. Archived from the original on 12 March 2020. Retrieved 15 March 2020.
  7. "Coronavirus: Burundi's first cases, death in Botswana, Ghana's mass recoveries". Africa News. 1 April 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  8. Burundi, IWACU (2 April 2020). "#Burundi Urgent Le ministre de la santé annonce le 3ème cas de covid-19. Une jeune fille de 26 ans. Le test pour 22 autres personnes a été négatif". @iwacuinfo (in French). Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  9. "Burundi extends quarantine to travelers from U.S., Britain, Australia". China (Xinhua). 17 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  10. "Travelers to Burundi to be quarantined for coronavirus". Anadolu Agency. 12 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.


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