News coming from Burundi is that Burundi has expelled the World Health Organization (WHO) representative in the country and few other health experts.
Not long ago, an unsigned letter from the foreign affairs ministry of Burundi states that WHO representatives in the country Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo and three others have been given 48 hours to leave the country. The 3 others are Prof Tarzy Daniel, Dr Ruhana Mirindi Bisimwa and Dr Jean Pierre Murunda.
The foreign affairs Minister of Burundi did not deny or confirm the letter in a phone interview, but a source at the ministry confirmed its authenticity to BBC.
The minister is yet to give reasons for the expulsion of the officials. The government of Burundi has been facing criticism for organizing elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Political parties are still doing their campaign rallies for the presidency elections across the nation ahead of the May 20 election and no measures to contain the virus are being observed-which is sparkling fears of imminent spread.
In a press briefing by the International Crisis Group on Wednesday said the Burundi government is working in denial, questioning the number of coronavirus cases in the country. The country Covid-19 cases stood at 15 and one death.