Dar es Salaam – The Tanzanian government has said there are indicators of the third wave of COVID-19 in the country, saying cases are on the rise in all neighbouring countries.
It has directed that from now on that all precautions should be taken, including wearing masks, use of sanitisers and hand washing with soap and running water.
Speaking to the media at JNIA Terminal 3 Airport on June 19, the director of prevention in the Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Ministry, Dr Leonard Subi, issued new instructions.
“The ministry reminds all citizens not to ignore COVID-19. The ministry has begun to see indications of the occurrence of the third wave of Covid-19. This is due to the monitoring reports of the disease being carried out by the ministry and the interaction between our people and other nations,” said Dr Subi.
He said the number of patients diagnosed with coronavirus in Africa had been increasing for the past five, and infections had doubled compared to the second wave.Dr Subi, however, did not give numbers of those that have been diagnosed in Tanzania so far and it is not clear whether authorities will effect social distancing measures. – The Citizen (Tanzania)