Tanzania’s health minister Dr. Dorothy Gwajima has announced a ban on all unnecessary gatherings due to COVID-19.
In a statement, the health minister explained that the new move was meant to further curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
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“Effective July 22 all unnecessary gatherings have been banned. As for those which are necessary, sufficient cautionary measures should be taken against COVID-19, without affecting national activities as well as the economy.” Read the statement.
The minister also announced that as of July 21, Tanzania had recorded a total of 682 COVID-19 cases.
She further called on Tanzanians to prepare to get the COVID-19 jab, reiterating that the jabs will be voluntary and free of charge.
“Tanzania is in the process of controlling the 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, since the first case in March 2020, I call on all citizens to prepare for vaccination.” Dr. Dorothy said.
More information on arrangements through which people will have access to the vaccines will be provided within the coming few days, she added.