Tanzania confirms two more Coronavirus cases

Tanzania on Monday confirmed its first case of coronavirus

In Summary

• Niger, which has zero cases of COVID-19, has closed schools and suspended flights.

• Somalia also confirmed its first positive coronavirus case on Monday, a Somali woman who had returned to the country from abroad.

Coronavirus spread in Africa
Coronavirus spread in Africa
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Two more cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Tanzania (Dar es Salaam & Zanzibar) bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to three. 

Tanzania's Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa announced on Wednesday of Zanzibar's first case.

Tanzania on Monday confirmed its first case of coronavirus, Gerald Chami, a spokesman at the Ministry of Health said.

Somalia also confirmed its first positive coronavirus case on Monday, a Somali woman who had returned to the country from abroad.

 
 

Niger, which has zero cases of COVID-19, has closed schools and suspended flights.

Kenya reported the fourth case of coronavirus on Tuesday, as it emerged that local hospitals will be forced to deny some patients ICU beds should infections spike.

So far none of the patients in Kenya requires breathing assistance in an intensive care unit. 

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said the latest patient, who tested positive at an unnamed private hospital in Nairobi, arrived from London, United Kingdom, on March 9.