Burundi changes tack as president declares COVID-19 ‘biggest enemy’

“Burundi’s new President Evariste Ndayishimiye has declared the coronavirus the country’s ‘biggest enemy,’ in a major about-turn for a nation which has largely ignored the dangers of the virus. Former president Pierre Nkurunziza, who died suddenly last month, and even Ndayishimiye himself, had until now downplayed the gravity of the pandemic, saying God had spared Burundi from its ravages.”

via Daily Monitor