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Burundi: Situation Report (18 Dec 2020)

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • COVID-19 Situation Update

  • The 2021A cropping season (sept 2020 to sept 2021) is likely to be worse increasing the number of people suffering from food insecurity

  • Cash transfers, an important tool in emergency humanitarian interventions in Burundi

  • Humanitarian actors appeal for funding for hotline 109

  • CERF funds to the rescue of vulnerable people

BACKGROUND

COVID-19 Situation Update

Total number of tests performed: 75,405 (as of 17 December)
Total cases: 756 (as of 17 December)
Total cases cured: 678 (90%) (as of 17 December)
Total number of deaths: 1

Provinces / districts affected: 25/47 health districts (53%) are affected, distributed in 14/18 provinces (78%). The majority of cases (66%) are found in the city of Bujumbura, in 3 health districts: Bujumbura north (160 cases), Bujumbura center (228 cases) and Bujumbura south (119 cases).

Flights / Borders: Since November 9, 2020, commercial flights have resumed at Ndadaye Melchior International Airport, after more than 5 months of closure due to COVID-19. One of the conditions demanded by the civil aviation authorities is compliance with preventive measures and a 72-hour quarantine in one of the hotels in Bujumbura on arrival.

A total of one hundred (100) cases were notified during the month of November, 83% of these cases are imported but this information is linked to the fact that the tests are mainly carried out at the borders (airport and land entry point of Kobero , in Muyinga province).

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