Ethiopia Angola Uganda Eritrea Swaziland Central African Republic Gabon Algeria Cape Verde Senegal Sudan Somalia Cameroon Congo Democratic Republic of Congo Morocco Niger Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi Chad Tanzania Togo Tunisia Comoros South Africa South Sudan Djibouti Rwanda Zambia Zimbabwe Sao Tome and Principe Sierra Leone Gambia Ghana Guinea Equatorial Guinea Guinea-Bissau  Côte d'Ivoire Kenya Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liberia Lesotho Malawi Mali Madagascar Egypt Mauritania Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Nigeria

Burundi changes tack to fight Covid-19

  • 2020-07-01 07:23:32
  • News

The authorities in Burundi have announced rare measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, moving away from a relaxed attitude shown by the previous government.

In a speech before the parliament after the swearing in of ministers, new President Evariste Ndayishimiye announced the following measures, including a special measures for soap.

  • To make sure that a good majority of the population has access to soap, the price of this commodity will be reduced by 50% with the government covering the other half to make up the losses to soap manufacturers. "Anyone caught smuggling cheap soap from Burundi will be considered as helping to spread coronavirus and will be dealt with accordingly," the president said.
  • In all cities the price of water will be significantly reduced until coronavirus has been eradicated
  • Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 is urged to go to the hospital where they will be tested and treated for free
  • If an outbreak is suspected in an area, everyone living there will be tested

 

Writers