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Three COVID-19 patients have recovered from the pandemic and four suspected cases have tested positive to the novel coronavirus in Burundi, the country’s health ministry said on Saturday in a press release.

According to the health ministry, on April 28, 29, 30 and on May 1, the health ministry’s team for rapid intervention screened five cases suspected to have the novel coronavirus after being alerted by local hospitals located in the commercial capital Bujumbura.

The team also screened 152 persons that had been in contact with other ten COVID-19 patients hospitalized at Prince Louis Rwagasore hospital, said the ministry.

“Three of the five suspected cases tested positive to the novel coronavirus and one among the 152 persons who had been in contact with the ten COVID-19 patients was also found positive”, said the Burundian health ministry.

The ministry also indicated that the team screened the ten COVID-19 patients and found that three of them tested negative to the novel coronavirus, adding that they have been discharged from hospital.

Burundi reported the first two cases of the novel coronavirus on March 31.

Few other COVID-19 cases were reported, with one death so far.

“People are requested to remain calm and to abide by individual and collective measures against the COVID-19 pandemic”, said the ministry. Enditem

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