March 31, 2020: Announcement from the National Council and Jamati Institutions Coronavirus (COVID-19) Special Update for Tanzania

This morning, the Government of Tanzania announced the first death of a confirmed COVID-19 patient, aged 49 years old, who was being treated at Mlongazila, Dar es Salaam. As of March 31, 2020, the total number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Tanzania (including Zanzibar), is 19, including one patient who has recovered in Arusha, and one patient who died this morning.

The National Council and Jamati institutions want to re-iterate that the spread of the Coronavirus is a very serious matter. As many of us are aware, people have returned from abroad recently, and have either traveled or transited through countries affected by the Coronavirus.  We strongly urge the Jamat, especially those who have traveled recently, to self-isolate for the safety of your families and others around you.

We understand this is a difficult time for all of us. But the only way we can overcome this is to support any and all prevention efforts to curb the spread of this virus. We urge the Jamat to act responsibly at this time.

If you need help, keep these phone numbers saved in your phones:

  1. Safety & Security team: 0746 777 728
  2. Aga Khan Health Board: 0743 110 114 or 0745 110 785
  3. Aga Khan Hospital: 0785 749 359

We will continue to provide updates to the Jamat as regularly as possible, with the changing situation. We will continue to communicate through the following communication channels:

  1. SMS messages
  2. Khabar website:
  3. WhatsApp messages
  4. The Ismaili Tanzania Facebook:

We thank the Jamat for all the support and tremendous understanding that you have given us during this time. We would like to also thank the numerous volunteers who are working behind the scenes to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all Jamati members.

Please continue to practice social distancing, and proper hand hygiene. Together, as one Jamat, we will overcome this.

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