Tanzania’s Health ministry has announced the country’s first death from Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by Corona virus.

The patient was a 49-year-old Tanzanian man who had other underlying health conditions.

The East Africa country has confirmed 18 cases to date, including one recovered patient.

Similarly Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called for calm after the country confirmed its first cases of coronavirus.

Health Minister Lems Kwape said three travelers, two of them from Thailand and the third one from the UK, tested positive for the virus.

President Masisi said his government had been preparing for the eventuality and had an action plan to keep people safe.

Botswana was among the few African countries yet to report coronavirus cases. Others include Lesotho, Comoros, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Burundi and São Tomé and Príncipe.

President Masisi urged citizens to follow safety measures that would be announced by the health authorities.

The government tweeted that the president would address the nation on Tuesday morning.

BBC News


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