Tanzania introduces covid-19 restriction measures

The state house in Tanzania has introduced temperature checks and hand sanitization as the country adopts the use of masks.

President Samia Suluhu received foreign envoys who were screened and sanitized upon entry.

The envoys were all required to wear face masks and the photos taken at the time also showed the president wearing one.

President Samia was seen wearing a face mask for the first time while in Tanzania on Friday.

She further said it was necessary to protect the elderly people she was meeting.

The move comes a few days after her visit to Kenya during which she wore a mask. 

Travelers entering Tanzania must show proof of a negative coronavirus test taken in the 72 hours prior to arrival.

This following orders from health ministry citing concern about new variants of the disease.

Tanzania has not reported any Covid-19 data since April 2020.

Its last record showed 509 infections and 16 fatalities.

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