John Magufuli, the President of Tanzania, announced on Thursday that the country will re-open it’s universities and sports facilities next month after he declared that prayer had spared the country the worst of the coronavirus.
Despite the claim of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the country. President Magufuli revealed that Universities in the country will be re-opened by June 1st 2020.
He revealed that sports events would resume on the same date, with social distancing measures taken for spectators. While decision on schools would be taken later.
On Tuesday, Tanzania lifted restrictions on flights and said those entering the country would no longer need to undergo mandatory quarantine
The closing of schools and universities, the halting of sports events and flight restrictions were the only measures taken in Tanzania to curb the spread of the virus.
He declared three days of prayer starting Friday to thank God, has urged residents to come together and play music and make as much noise as possible on Sunday to celebrate.
It has been three weeks since the country released official data on case numbers, which stood at 480 with 16 deaths on April 29.