East Africa: Health Risks Worsen As Tanzania Confirms 16 new Covid 19 Cases

Tanzania has on Monday April 13, confirmed 14 new cases that have tested positive for the Covid -19 infection, bringing the total number to 46 cases.

In a televised address on Monday morning, health minister Ummy Mwalimu, said the patients tested positive were in Dar es Salaam and Arusha.

She further said that all the patients were receiving treatment at designated hospitals.

she however didn’t mention their ages as the case has been in the recent past

The number now stands at 46 with nine cases in Zanzibar and the other 37 on mainland.

The minister further urged Tanzanians to observe the directives by the health ministry such as social distancing and to avoid unnecessary congregation.

On Friday Tanzania recorded two deaths bringing the number of those who have succumbed to the virus to three.

On Easter Sunday, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority announced a suspension of all international passenger flights due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Cargo flights are exempt from the suspension, but crew members will be quarantined at Tanzania government facilities during their stay, the TCAA said.

President John Magufuli in a televised announced that the country will not be closing its borders due to humanitarian concerns, as the closure would impact land-locked countries in the region dependent on its ports.

Elsewhere in East Africa Uganda on Easter reported its 54 case, Rwanda’s stands at 120, whereas Kenya has 197 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

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