March 16, 2020

Burundi Blocks Students From Rwanda Over Coronavirus

Students have been provided free buses to return home. All students including those in boarding schools must be home by this Monday evening

Burundi has completely closed its border with Rwanda, which has prevented Burundian students studying in Rwanda from going back home.

The education ministry told local media that after schools were closed in Rwanda as part of measures to contain the COVID-19 virus or Coronavirus, Burundian students go stranded at border.

Government here has decided to house them at two schools: Collège Saint André and Lycée Notre Dame des Citeaux.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Burundian living in Rwanda have also been refused entry by their country’s border authorities. These are mainly businesspeople and regular travelers.

Rwanda confirmed its first case on Saturday March 14, and as of Monday there were 5 confirmed Coronavirus cases.

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