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Tanzania has reported fourteen new cases of Covid-19, raising the national tally to 46, Health minister Ummy Mwalimu said.
In a televised address to the nation on Monday April 13, Ms Mwalimu said, the patients tested positive were in Arusha and Dar es Salaam.
According to the minister, nine of the 46 cases are in Zanzibar and the other 37 on mainland Tanzania. Despite not revealing their ages as has been the norm in the past, the minister said, all the patients were receiving treatment at designated hospitals.
She urged Tanzanians to observe the directives by the health ministry such as social distancing and avoid unnecessary congregations.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that, even with 5 people having recovered from the virus in Tanzania, the country has recorded two deaths as at Friday April 10, bringing the number of those who have succumbed to the virus to three.
As effects of COVID-19 start to bite, Billionaire Mohammed Dewji MO has called on the world bank and other creditors to implement a debt repayment moratorium in light of the challenges that Tanznai is bound to face as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I urge the World Bank, the IMF and other creditors to Tanzania to implement a debt repayment moratorium and consider debt relief measures to free up our governments money to go into saving lives and protecting livelihoods in the wake of COVID-19,” Mohammed Dewji tweeted.
However, Tausi Likokola, Former International model and founder Beautiful You says that whereas debt relief was good, life was more important.
“Debt relief is good but please let’s all take precautions and do what works today… tomorrow we can revisit the issue when people are safe,” Tausi tweeted in response to Dewji MO.
According to Tausi, in the United States, 2000+ died within 24 hours and all the debt relief Dewji Mo talks about won’t save current pandemic spread.