DODOMA – Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli on Monday ordered schools to reopen on June 29, saying the threat of coronavirus had diminished across the country.
The President made the announcement while addressing Parliament in Dodoma today, June 16.
“Because of the reduced cases of coronavirus in the country, I would like to take this opportunity to announce the reopening of all remaining schools, and all social activities that were restricted like wedding celebrations should also resume,” said President Magufuli
“Life must go back to normal,” he added.
Schools in the country had been closed in March over the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. However, on June 1, university, college and Form Six students resumed their studies. This was followed by the return of the national football league over the weekend.
Tanzania has also recently reopened airports for international passenger flights, becoming the first East African nation to resume tourism activities, reopen the entire economy and allow social gatherings.
Mr Magufuli, has however, urged Tanzanians to observe hygiene and preventive measures as instructed by health authorities.