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.

Coronavirus: Two New Cases Brings Tanzanian Total to 20

Tanzania’s Ministry of Health announced a new case of coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the number of patients in the country to 20. According to a statement by Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu, the patient is a 42-year-old American citizen. The new patient was close to someone who had traveled abroad, Mwalimu says, and was later diagnosed with the virus after returning to Tanzania.