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The East African nation of Tanzania under President John Pombe Magufuli took a radically different approach to the Corona Virus pandemic. While other nations across the world preferred caution and went on full scale lock downs, Tanzanians continued with life usual.
President John Pombe Magufuli called for the country to avoid panic and stopped the announcement of Corona virus statistics in late April 2020. The last figures announced by the Tanzanian Ministry of Health put the Corona virus caseload at 480 with 21 deaths. A few days later, the semi autonomous island of Zanzibar declared 29 more deaths. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
In June 2020, President Magufuli declared the country free of Corona virus. Schools reopened on June 29th 2020 as life went back to the pre Covid days under the leadership of Magufuli. The professional football league would resume a few weeks later.
The Tanzanian method of handling the Corona virus has brought diplomatic challenges to the country. A diplomatic spat ensued in mid 2020 with its northern neighbour Kenya after the country insisted on testing all arrivals from Tanzania at the Namanga border post. This was solved by Cabinet ministers from the two countries. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
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The United States has now issued a red alert to all its citizens who are intent on travelling to Tanzania. According to the alert that is on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website, there is a high level alert that can be issued about the Covid19 pandemic. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Citizens of the United States have been warned against travelling to Tanzania as there is a huge chance they will get and spread the virus. If one has to travel to the East African nation, there have been issued several guidelines they can take to avoid contracting the virus. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Here are the Covid19 levels according to the CDC website.