Burundi has told top four World Health Organisation representatives coordinating the coronavirus response to leave Burundi.
This was contain in a letter dated May 12, addressed to WHO’s Africa headquarters. The letter stated that the four officials are declared persona non grata and as such, must leave the territory of Burundi by Friday.
Though the reason for the decision was not letter does not provide, Diplomatic and administrative sources told AFP that the foreign ministry aborted attempt to expel the same officials one month ago.
Burundian official told AFP while speaking on condition of anonymity that the whole WHO team is responsible for supporting Burundi in its response against COVID-19.
The health minister totally excluded WHO, accusing it of unacceptable interference in its management of the coronavirus.
The top WHO’s official expels in Burundi include Doctor Walter Kazadi Mulombo, the country’s coronavirus coordinator Doctor Jean Pierre Mulunda Nkata, communicable diseases head Doctor Ruhana Mirindi Bisimwa, and a laboratory expert in the testing for COVID-19, Professor Daniel Tarzy.