Reports indicate that the first lady of Burundi, Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, is currently admitted at The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi after she reportedly contracted the novel Coronavirus.
The first lady was allegedly airlifted to Kenya, Nairobi after it was confirmed that she had contracted coronavirus.
She was airlifted to Kenya’s Capital from Bujumbura on Thursday morning, flying in on an AMREF plane.
She was the only one in the plane as her husband, Pierre Nkurunziza was not in it. She was accompanied by three bodyguards one who has also tested positive.
It is not clear how she was allowed entry into Kenya since the country has set strict conditions only allowing those who test negative entry. The first lady’s condition is not yet known.
Burundi earlier this month, just days before their election, ordered the country’s top World Health Organization (WHO) representative and three other experts coordinating the novel coronavirus response to leave the country.