Canada Covid-19 in Burkina: the harmattan period could increase the number of cases
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In Burkina Faso, the number of active cases is 399 in eleven regions of the country. A number increasing in view of the figures of the last two weeks, according to the coordinator of the operations center of response to health emergencies. The Burkinabè will have to learn to live with the Covid-19, but above all, to be extra vigilant about respecting barrier gestures. And the harmattan period with its dry wind is not meant to improve the situation.
With our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani
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Last week, the country recorded 93 cases. This week there are 46 new positive cases. According to Dr. Brice Bicaba, head of the health emergency response operations center, Burkina Faso is at roughly the same stage as last April, when the disease peaked. Thus, the Covid-19 is gaining ground.
“Overall, the number of cases has increased. We have also noted that the epidemic's reproduction rate is at 1, which shows that we are heading towards an endemic trend. So we're going to have a Covid fund for a while. Bobo-Dioulasso is still the city most affected, ”he explains.
What worries the coordinator of the response more in terms of health are the weeks to come. The harmattan and its dry wind set in. In addition, the electoral campaign for the presidential and legislative elections is announced.
“The climatic factors are in favor of an evolution, at least in terms of an increase in the number of cases, because during this period there is a dry wind blowing which dries up and weakens the mucous membranes. And so, we could actually see an increase in the number of cases, ”he added.
Pending the implementation of directives that will be submitted to the various political leaders on the behavior to be adopted during these periods, the coordinator of the response calls on the populations to strictly comply with the barrier measures against Covid-19.
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