Tanzania has on Saturday confirmed 408 new COVID-19 cases at a time when the the continent is battling the third phase of the virus.
A total of 284 patients are currently receiving oxygen as Health Minister Dr. Dorothy Gwajima warned citizens against the effects of the virus and that the should take precaution.
“Watu wasidhani kwamba tunasubiri hadi hali iwe mtaani tunaziona maiti ndio tuanze kazi. Kinachofanyika ni kufanya hali isiwe mbaya, Serikali inajitahidi” Said Dr. Dorothy Gwajima.
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The news comes days after President Samia Suluhu also waned citizens against being reckless. She was speaking at Morogoro during her trip from Dodoma where she was surprised to meet people without masks.
The President has been keen to review the extent of the virus in the country and implement measures targeting to protect citizens after it emerged that virus has widely spread.
A special budget has also been set aside to procure vaccines as the country now aims to begin inoculation. Under threat are the elderly who have been advised to take precaution.