Tanzania has confirmed its first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tanzania confirms first case of Coronavirus
Tanzania becomes the latest Country in East Africa to report COVID-19 infection
According to their Health ministry the case is of a 46-year-old woman who returned to the Country (Tanzania) yesterday (Sunday) from Belgium aboard RwandAir plane.
"Mnano tarehe 15 machi 2020 tulipokea msafiri Mtanzania mwanamke mwenye umri wamiaka 46,ambaye aliwasili na ndenge ya Rwandair, akitokea nchini ubelgiji. Msafiri hutu aliondoka tarehe 3 machi 2020 , ambapo kati ya tarehe 5-13 machi alitembelea nchi za Sweden an Denmark an kurudi tena ubelgiji na kurejea nchini tarehe 15 machi saa 10 jioni. Msafiri huyu alipita uwanja wa KIA akafanyiwa ukaguzi na kuonekana kutokuwa n ahoma. Baadae alianza kujisikia vibaya akiwa hotelini na kupelekwa maabara ya Taifa ya afya ya Jamii iliyopo Dar es Salaam kwa ajili ya uchunguzi. Vipimo vya Maabara vimethibitisa kuwa mtu huyu ana maambukizi ya ugonjwa wa Corona (COVID-19). Mgonjwa huyo anaendela vizuri na matibabu" reads part of a statement from Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu.
The Minister added that they have started the search of all the people who were in contact with the 46-year old who tested positive.
"Tunaweza kudhibiti corona kama kila Mtu akitimiza jukumu lake, habari njema ni kwamba licha ya kwamba ni Mtanzania ila mgonjwa ametoka nje, ugonjwa haujaanzia Tanzania, tunawafuatilia wote waliokutana na mgonjwa tangu jana alipofika uwanja wa ndege wa KIA tutawaweka kwenye nyumba za uangalizi kwa siku 14 ili kuhakikisha tunaudhibiti ugonjwa huu" said Ummy Mwalimu.
On the other hand, Somalia has also confirmed its first case of Coronavirus. reports indicate that the patient arrived from China. following the confirmation all international flights entering Somalia have been suspended starting Wednesday for 14 days.
Three cases in Kenya
In Kenya, three cases of the Corinavirus has already been confirmed. On Sunday President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered suspension of all persons coming into Kenya from any country where cases of Coronavirus have been reported.
“We have received confirmation of two more cases of Corona, the two have tested positive as a result of coming into contact with the first patient. Our health officials have already moved them into Kenyatta National Hospital isolation facility, The medical teams are closely monitoring the patients who are reported to be in stable condition and responding well to treatment and this indeed gives us hope," he stated.
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