Tanzania now has 53 coronavirus cases with 3 deaths and seven recoveries.
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa during a meeting with members of the National Covid-19 Committee in Dodoma on Tuesday, 14 April 2020, extended the closure of schools to an indefinite period after suspending political gatherings and rallies.
With him was health minister for Tanzania, Ms Ummy Mwalimu and her counterpart from the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar, Hamad Rashid.
He said President John Magufuli also banned Union celebrations normally held on April 26 to celebrate the day when Tanganyika and Zanzibar became the United Republic of Tanzania.
Rwanda cases now 134
The Rwanda Ministry of Health on Tuesday, April 14, confirmed the full recovery of seven more COVID-19 patients who were discharged from the treatment facility.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the newly discharged patients bring the number to 49 of those who have fully recovered.
The ministry also reported that there were more seven cases recorded in the country out of 983 samples that were tested within a period of 24 hours.
This brings the total number of fully recovered patients to 49, while overall, the cases diagnosed in Rwanda are currently 134, with no reported death so far.
All the new cases are contacts of previously confirmed cases who were identified through tracing, according to the statement.
Tracing of contacts is ongoing and all patients are under treatment in stable condition in designated health facilities.
The ministry emphasized that anyone who withholds information relevant to contact tracing or knowingly fails to report COVID-19 symptoms jeopardizes public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.