A landlock east Africa country, sandwich between Rwanda to the north and Tanzania to the east called Burundi. Despite the Burundi was one of first country to call for postponement of Africa Cup of Nation qualify; even refused to call-up it’s foreign players. Has not stopped it’s league as other countries has done because of Covid-19.
Despite taken all precaution against Covid-19 including mandatory 14 days quarantine for anybody entering from foreign countries; their sporting events are still continue.
Last weekend, Burundi presidential’s cup and amateur league couple with the top two tier women league took place with fans in attendant. With other sports follow suit, like beach soccer, basketball and volleyball.
Burundi is one of the few countries in the World who are yet to record any case of Covid-19.
“The government has taken the necessary measures, except confinement,” Liliane Nshimirimana, President of the Association of Sports Journalists in Burundi, told ESPN.
“I support the idea of respecting the measures that have already been taken, but as there are no positive cases detected, nothing is preventing us from continuing our activities, including sports.
“We feel we’re safe. The local players are going ahead, relaxed, everyone is in agreement and these are measures set by the federation”.
“All of the players and their teams are available and they are playing as normal. For those of us who are here in the country, we have no problems”.
“We all agree that we should continue with our activities, there is no fear, or panic”, he added.