Australia — Tourism Industry Calls for Greater Clarification

Thousands of tourism companies in Sydney fear closure without Government funding to shore them up. So in order to ensure tourism industry’s longevity, the government would have to foot a large part of bill. In case of the success of the JobKeeper salary subsidy program over the three months’ extension, the expense of expanding the scheme may be as high as $1 billion.

Tanzanian Opposition Leader Beaten, Hospitalized

Tanzania’s opposition leader Freeman Mbowe has been hospitalized following an attack by unknown assailants. Mbowe is the national chairman of Tanzania’s main opposition party, Chadema, and the leader of the parliamentary opposition. The politician is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital, as confirmed on Tuesday by the nation’s police authorities and his party.

Coronavirus: Uganda to Bring Home Infected Tanzanian

The Ministry of Health in Uganda has confirmed that it is in the process of searching for a Tanzanian citizen who was infected with the coronavirus with the intention of returning him home. The 34-year-old truck driver from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, arrived at Mutukula border station on April 16, 2020. According to a statement issued by the Uganda Ministry of Health, the man did not show any signs of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Tanzania School Closure Extended, Infections Jump

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the closure of pre-school, primary, secondary and tertiary education for all middle and higher education will continue until the government releases another statement. He said President John Magufuli had canceled the celebrations of the Tanganyika and Zanzibar Union, which are scheduled to take place on April 26, 2020, and workers’ holidays to avoid congestion and continue to prevent coronavirus from spreading further.