Panic as BBC closes down its Tanzania offices over COVID-19 case

    President Maghufuli

    The British Broadcasting Company, BBC has shut down its Tanzania offices after a member of their staff tested positive for the deadly COVID-19. The staff member, according to multiple sources is a technician with the company. As a result, all the reaming members of staff have been taken for quarantine.

    The number of Covid-19 cases in Tanzania on Wednesday jumped to 480 after 196 more people tested positive.

    The figures included those announced by Zanzibar’s Health minister.

    Making the announcement, Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the country had also registered six more deaths, bringing the total number of fatalities to 16 since the first case was recorded in the country over a month ago.

    The PM said 174 of the new patients were from the mainland and 22 from Zanzibar.

    The Prime minister also announced that the number of recoveries had risen from 48 to 167, with 36 recorded in Zanzibar and 83 on the mainland.

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