On Monday 29th June 2020, Tanzania became the first country to resume all schools and social gatherings in East Africa; following the president’s announcement while addressing the parliament in Dodoma, on the 15th of June 2020.
The reason this measure was taken is because the president believed that there was no need for children to stop their learning, and for the public to continue enduring social and economic hardship because infection rates of the novel corona virus in the country have significantly dropped.
Nevertheless, Hon. John Pombe Magufuli still encouraged students and the public to follow all safety precautions outlined by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, as well as the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports.
These precautions include regularly washing hands with soap and running water or frequently using hand sanitizers. Social distancing by standing and sitting at least one meter apart from one another. Limiting the number of people watching live matches in sports stadiums by halving the stadium capacity. And, encouraging all elderly and people with underlying medical conditions to watch sports matches in their households.
Through the aforementioned guidelines, Tanzania is sure to rejuvenate its economy and ensure a safe and secure environment for all important activities to take place.