Coronavirus Crisis: Tanzanian member of parliament tests positive to COVID-19

Tanzania’s Deputy speaker of parliament, Dr. Tulia Ackson (Courtesy Photo)
By :
AT Reporter

Dodoma – A member of Parliament in Tanzania is among the latest people to have contracted the novel coronavirus, Africa Tembelea has learnt.

This was confirmed today by Tanzania’s Deputy speaker of parliament, Dr. Tulia Ackson as she made an announcement to postpone house activities.

She said that parliament will be postponed for one day to allow for a disinfecting exercise.

With out revealing the legislator’s names and details of where he could have contracted the virus from, the Deputy Speaker said, “The MP is receiving treatment and is doing well.”

She urged the legislators to take extra precaution against the virus.

The Deputy speaker’s words of caution follow an announcement by the country’s health ministry where it was confirmed that the total covid-19 cases had risen to 171 after the country recorded 53 new cases on Friday and 23 cases in Zanzibar on Sunday.

Africa Tembelea understands that out of the 171 cases, 53 are in Zanzibar.

Tanzania has so far recorded seven deaths (three in Zanzibar and four on Mainland Tanzania).

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