Union ceremonies, May Mosi postponed

Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the order to close primary, primary, secondary and all secondary and tertiary education institutions will remain the same until the government releases another statement.

Also, the Prime Minister has said President Dr. John Pombe Magufuli has canceled the celebration of the Revolutionary Ceremonies (April 26) as well as the Feast of Workers (May Mosi) to avoid congestion and continue to prevent corona virus from spreading further.

The Prime Minister made the statement today (Tuesday, April 14, 2020) at a session of the National Coordinating Committee on Combating Tuberculosis (COVID-19). He said to date, there have been 53 cases in the country diagnosed with corona virus as an increase in the four patients who are all in Dar es Salaam.

He said the government has not yet announced the opening of schools, colleges and sports activities as well as unnecessary congestion, so the sites will remain in the quarantine and all students will continue to remain in their homes.

However, the Prime Minister has said President Drs. Magufuli has ordered shs. 500 million which was earmarked for the 56th anniversary of the Union celebrations should be donated to the COVID-19 anti-COVID fund of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar.

Also, the Prime Minister has asked various stakeholders to continue supporting the Government in the fight against corona virus as the epidemic is serious and they can send money through the account No: 9921159801 titled National Relief Fund Electronic.

Similarly, the Prime Minister has said that precautionary education is important to continue to be provided to the public so that they can protect themselves from the deadly lung disease caused by the corona virus. “If they don’t have to leave, citizens should continue to stay in their homes.”

He said Regional and District Heads should continue to administer COVID 19 prevention education especially in Dar es Salaam region which leads to the highest number of patients followed by Zanziba. “It is important that its citizens are given an alert on how to protect themselves.”

The Prime Minister has ordered that specialists oversee the provision of services in designated areas for people with COVID-19 infection, including all physicians should be provided with protective equipment to ensure they do not contract the disease.

He said people who had encountered patients should be monitored closely and involved all the leaders to the ground and that the economic impact of the disease should continue to be analyzed.

On March 17, 2020 and March 18, 2020, the Government announced the closure of all primary, primary, secondary and tertiary schools for a period of 30 days and that the sixth form students are to begin exams on May 4, 2020 and they would have to wait for the Ministry to do another procedure based on the results of the transmission situation.

Announcing the decision, the Prime Minister also emphasized that all unnecessary internal and external rallies have been canceled including sports activities, music concerts, various meetings including political activities, parties and other social activities.

He called on ministries and institutions to hold seminars, workshops, conferences and conferences throughout the country that involve participants from high-risk countries. “Tanzanians with unnecessary trips to high-risk countries are advised to stop such trips,” he stressed.

Explaining other steps taken by the Government to control the disease, the Prime Minister said the government has suspended all the sports gatherings of people including the Premier of Tanzania Mainland (VPL), Premier League (FDL), Premier League (SDL) and other .


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