For the past few weeks, we have been noticing long queues in the covid-19 testing centers spread throughout the country. And according to the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control in Burundi, with the new omicron variant, the situation is becoming more and more worrying. Several positive cases have been recorded in all provinces of the country.
For Dr. Joseph Bigirimana, Legal Representative of IPROSARUDE (Initiative for Rural Health Promotion and Development), wearing a mask is essential in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic. While health indicators are on the rise since the beginning of December, the wearing of masks should be mandatory in public places, according to Dr Joseph.
Dr. Joseph also stressed that his organization IPROSARUDE is constantly launching messages to the general public to raise awareness of the need to respect the barrier measures against covid-19.
“Faced with the worsening of the new wave and the increased circulation of the variant Omicron, the wearing of the mask is again should be mandatory in all public places. Dr. Joseph insisted.
Mandatory mask wearing: In which places?
Faced with the resurgence of the epidemic in Burundi since early December, the mask should increasingly make its return indoors in all places receiving the public, including places of recreation, inside and outside schools, in the playground, markets, and the measure should concern everyone.
It is reported that IPROSARUDE is making every effort to raise awareness, broadcast radio messages and social networks, in order to address the spread of covid-19 in Burundi.