The ministry for health of Tanzania on Monday morning confirmed 14 new cases of coronavirus in the country.
This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 46. This is the highest number the country has ever recorded in a single day. So far Tanzania has recorded 3 death and 7 recoveries.
All the cases are Tanzanian nationals, 13 of of the cases are residents of Dar es salaam while 1 is from Arusha.
The ministry said all patients have already been put under treatment and contact tracing is ongoing.
The ministry emphasised on the need of the citizens to continue observing preventive measures especially keeping social distance and avoiding non essential travels.
With this first large number of new cases in a day, it might be an indication that Tanzania is yet to reach it’s peak in terms of infections and the president should consider putting in place tougher measures to prevent the number from escalating.
Yesterday while the rest of the world celebrated Easter in their homes, Tanzanians went to church as normal and this figure of new cases should be warning that worse is yet to come. Therefore more tougher measures should be put in place.