The United States Embassy in Tanzania has issued a health alert for American citizens working and living in Dar es Salaam.
In a statement released on Wednesday, 13th May 2020, the embassy cites the government’s reluctance to release any COVID-19 related data since April 29.
Therefore, the embassy feels that the public is at a high risk of contracting COVID-19 in Dar-es-salaam and other locations in Tanzania. All evidence points to an exponential growth of the epidemic, with hospitals in the capital overwhelmed in recent weeks despite a lack of current data on the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19.
The suspension of all international scheduled passenger and commercial flights may further hinder repatriation efforts should American citizens develop life-threatening illnesses, including COVID-19. The embassy recommends staying at home measures except for essential services such as grocery shopping.