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Why Burundi hasn’t suspended football activities despite coronavirus crisis

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Burundi remains the only country in Africa yet to suspend it’s top-flight football leagues despite the coronavirus crisis that has swept the continent. 

But that could change as the country’s football leadership was scheduled to meet on Sunday evening to asses the situation and see if the league continue or be halted. 

Burundi was the latest country to report positive Covid-19 when the country’s health minister announced their first two cases on Wednesday last week. The country has three cases so far, among the world’s least affected. 

#Burundi The presidency of Burundi FF invites the presidents of the A and B league clubs and the members of the Executive Committee to a meeting to assess the health situation – #COVID_19, analyze its impact on the current championships, the protection of players and official

The country’s football association (FFB) announced on Twitter that they will meet with club officials to assess the health situation and see if it’s worth suspending Ligue A and Ligue B. 

In an earlier communication, the FBB had urged various stakeholders to continue with various leagues and competitions but maintain high level of cleanliness and hygiene at football matches. 

The decision from Sunday meeting was yet to be announced by Monday morning. 

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