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Scare in Mashuuru as health authorities fail to quarantine a Tanzanian

Ann Shirima arrived in the country on Monday evening and the following day, she was serving customers at her County Hotel.
Ann Shirima arrived in the country on Monday evening and the following day, she was serving customers at her County Hotel.
The woman is said to have arrived from Tanzania on Monday evening and went about her business as if nothing happened.

As a neighbouring country reported 196 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, Kajiado residents want action taken against a Tanzanian businesswoman on the lose.

The residents on Wednesday claimed the woman, Ann Shirima, arrived in the country on Monday, and Tuesday morning she was serving her customers at her County Hotel in Mashuuru town.

Ann Shirima is a Tanzanian operating a hotel in Mashuuru.

“We reported this matter to health authorities in Mashuuru on Tuesday and what they did was to tell the woman to self-quarantine in her house where she is living with her two workers,” said a resident who called KNU.

The resident further claimed it was not Shirima’s first time to travel to Tanzania and come straight to her business premises in Mashuuru.

“Two of her workers live in the same house she is quarantined, and walks freely in the town,” another businesswoman claimed.

480 is TZ’s Number of Cases so far

This is happening after the Tanzania government reported that the total number of people who have tested COVID-19 had jumped to 480 cases.

The country’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the country had also registered six more deaths bringing the number of fatalities to 16 since the virus was first recorded in Tanzania.

The development saw Tanzania the leading country in coronavirus cases, overtaking Kenya which has 374 confirmed cases as on Tuesday, April 28th.

Rwanda has 207 cases while Uganda has 79 confirmed cases – 14 of them being Kenyan and Tanzanian truck drivers.

Criticised

Tanzania had been criticized for its lax measures against Covid19 after its President, John Pombe Magufuli allowed churches to continue operating arguing that the coronavirus would not survive in a church or a mosque.

Uganda, which has a total lockdown, has seen fewer cases recorded in the country compared to its neighbors.

The country has 79 cases, out of which 42 have recovered and been discharged from the hospital.

The situation in Tanzania is feared to be getting out of hand due to the lack of social distancing and the slow manner information relating to the disease has been shared.

Tanzanian civil society activists have accused the country’s authorities of covering up some of the Covid19 deaths to protect Magufuli’s controversial decision to refuse to order social distancing measures.

 

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