Death toll rises as COVID-19 cases skyrocket in Tanzania

Kassim Majaliwa, Tanzania Prime Minister. Image|Co

Tanzania on Wednesday confirmed 30 new cases of Covid19 disease, raising the total number of recorded cases to 284.

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa during a press conference announced that 256 of the patients are responding well to treatment and only 7 are in a critical condition.

The death toll has so far risen to 10 cases, with 11 people fully recovering from the pandemic.

The premier added that the country still anticipates for more cases.

On Wednesday last week, Majaliwa urged Tanzanians to heed to the president's directive to be on high alert and where possible remain indoors as directed by the head of state.

This follows an order from the president to shut down all schools and tertiary institutions to curb the spread of this deadly ailment.

The decision was reached after a consultative meeting with stakeholders who further agreed to cancel this year's Labour Day and Union Day celebrations a move aimed in combating further spread of Corona Virus disease.

The country has witnessed an acute rise in the number of confirmed cases reporting 84 cases on Tuesday alone.

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