Tanzania confirms 196 COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 480
Tanzania confirmed 196 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, raising the total of infected people to 480.
Confirming the new cases, Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said that Tanzania had also recorded six new deaths, raising the death toll to 16.
According to Tanzania’s local website The Citizen, out of the total new cases, 174 were from Tanzania Mainland and 22 were from Zanzibar.
However, the total number of people who recovered from the virus jumped to 167.
President John Pombe Magufuli went on record on March 23, 2020 when he announced that his government would not shut down places of worship over the highly contagious coronavirus.
According to Magufuli, these are the only places where true healing can be found.
“These Holy places are where God is. My fellow Tanzanians, let us not be afraid of going to praise Him,” he said
This, however, instigated uproar among the opposition leaders in the country who have been criticizing President Magufuli’s response to the pandemic.