On April 29, Tanzania announced it had recorded 480 covid-19 cases and 21 deaths.
However, on Monday, Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced the active covid-19 cases had reduced to 66 people.
According to Majaliwa, all the active 66 cases are hospitalized in 10 regions and that the rest of the 16 Tanzania regions are covid-19 free.
He urged Tanzanians to continue following the safety guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of covid-19.
Last week, Tanzania President John Magufuli announce Tanzania was coronavirus free because of the prayers of the citizens.
According to the president, Tanzania had “successfully managed the virus” and ordered schools to be reopened.
Moreover, he directed night clubs, places of worship and all other activities that had been stopped to resume from June 29.
Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu had said Tanzania’s capital city Dar es Salaam only had 4 cases on June 1.
High schools, colleges and universities were re-opened on June 1st and sporting events were allowed to resume.
The country had stopped giving coronavirus updates until on Monday when the prime minister shared the positive covid-19 numbers.
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This is because President Magufuli had said the National Laboratory was giving people false covid-19 figures.
However, he could not determine whether they were the culprits or whether the testing kits were faulty.
This was after a PawPaw and other fruits had tested positive for covid-19 after their samples were submitted to the lab.
In May, the US embassy had said Dar es Salaam hospitals were overwhelmed and that the chances of getting covid-19 were very high.
However, it did not supply evidence to back up its claims.