2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tanzania

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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Tanzania
Virus strainSARS-CoV-2
Arrival date16 March 2020
(2 weeks and 4 days)
Confirmed cases20

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached Tanzania in March 2020.


On 16 March, the first case in Tanzania was confirmed in Arusha.[1][2] It was a 46-year-old Tanzanian who had come to Arusha from Belgium.[3]

On 18 March, two other cases in Tanzania were reported.[4] On 19 March two new cases were reported, bringing the total to six. Five cases were located in capital city of Dar es Salaam with the other in Zanzibar.[5]


  1. ^ "Coronavirus Update (Live) - Worldometer".
  2. ^ "Somalia, Tanzania confirm first coronavirus cases". Anadolu Agency. 16 March 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  3. ^ "When coronavirus came to Tanzania". The New Humanitarian. 25 March 2020. Retrieved 28 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Coronavirus cases rise to three in Tanzania". The Citizen. 18 March 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  5. ^ Vidija, Patrick (19 March 2020). "COVID-19: Tanzania traces 112 contacts as cases rise to six". The Star. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
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