Burundi has confirmed its first two coronavirus cases, Health minister Thadée Ndikumana announced late Tuesday.
Dr Ndikumana said the two patients are Burundians aged 56 and 42.
“Both are Burundian nationals who had travelled to Rwanda and Dubai respectively and are being hospitalised at Bumerec hHospital in Bujumbura,” the health minister told a news conference.
But he did not reveal when they arrived into the country, saying it might jeopardise efforts to trace contacts.
“We cannot provide the dates as investigations are ongoing,” said Dr Ndikumana.