Burundi expels WHO coronavirus team as election approaches

Posted by on May 14, 2020 9:38 am
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Official says health minister has accused UN agency of ‘unacceptable interference’

Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert team backing the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, just days before the country’s elections.

The foreign ministry, in a letter to WHO Africa headquarters and seen by AFP on Wednesday, said the UN agency’s representative in Burundi and his three colleagues “are declared persona non grata and as such, must leave the territory of Burundi” by Friday.

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