Tanzania Confirms Coronavirus Case

Tanzania has also confirmed a case of the deadly Coronavirus, joining the global list of over 140 countries.

The case in the neighbouring country is of a woman who travelled in from Belgium.

The patient is a Tanzanian national who entered the country last night at around 10pm.

The 46-year-old arrived on a Rwandan flight.

She reportedly left the country on March 3rd 2020 and visited Sweden and Denmark and Belgium before returing home.

Tanzanian Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu said the traveller on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport was examined by health officials and appeared to have no fever.

She however, started feeling bad at the hotel and went to Mount Meru Arusha Regional referral hospital where the sample was taken and taken to the national community health laboratory in Dar es Salaam for examination.

“Laboratory tests have confirmed that the person is infected with Covid -19, The patient is progressing well with treatment.”


Tanzania now joins Rwanda and Kenya to confirm the Coronavirus outbreak, leaving Uganda, Burundi and South Sudan still unaffected in the region.

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