Friday May 29, 2020 – Burundi’s First Lady, Denise Nkurunziza, has been airlifted to Kenya after contracting Coronavirus.

According to Burundi media, the First Lady was airlifted to Nairobi on Thursday after showing symptoms of the deadly virus.

“The light plane took off from Bujumbura Airport at 11: 25 pm.”

“The lights at the airport were turned off.”

“Airport workers and police were asked to clear just before her arrival,” one media outlet reported.

The report further details that she was accompanied by three aides, who also tested positive for Covid-19.

As the First Lady receives treatment in Kenya, it raises the question on how she gained entry into the country because President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Saturday, May 16th, shut borders and restricted entry of Coronavirus patients, only allowing those who tested negative.

As of Friday, May 29th, Burundi had recorded 42 cases of Coronavirus, with 1 death reported.

Just like Tanzania, President Nkurunzinza has been highly criticised for taking a laid back approach in the war against Covid19.

Sources said she is being treated at the Aga Khan Hospital, Nairobi.


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