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US Warns That Tanzanian Hospitals Are Overwhelmed With Covid-19 Patients And The Goverment Not Reporting

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USA government has warned its citizens of a major health catastrophe in Tanzania Embassy says Tanzania hospitals are overwhelmed. There has been no official data in coronavirus since April 29.

“The Tanzanian government has not released any data on COVID in Tanzania since April 29, so there are no current data on the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in Tanzania. The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. For emergency American Citizen Services, including emergency passports, please visit ourwebsite for additional information.” The embassy said in a a health alert issued to its citizens.

“The risk of contracting COVID-19 in Dar es Salaam is extremely high.” They warned. “Despite limited official reports, all evidence points to exponential growth of the epidemic in Dar and other locations in Tanzania. The Embassy has strongly recommended that U.S. government personnel and their families remain at home except for essential activities (e.g., grocery shopping) and substantially limit into private homes the entry of anyone but regular residents.”

“Many hospitals in Dar es Salaam have been overwhelmed in recent weeks. Limited hospital capacity throughout Tanzania could result in life-threatening delays for medical care, including for those with COVID-19.”

Stuck with not so much in terms of repatriation, the embassy said, “The Government of Tanzania suspended all international scheduled passenger planes to Tanzania effective April 11 and international commercial flight options no longer exist in Tanzania.”

“U.S. citizens who remain in Tanzania should be prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.The U.S. government does not anticipate arranging additional repatriation flights in Tanzania at this time.” The report reads.

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Magufuli is reportedly incommunicado and not keeping in touch with most heads of states. EAC heads recently held a situational analysis meeting and he was missing.


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