Dodoma Apr 14: Tanzania on Monday announced 17 new COVID-19 cases, bringing to 49 the total number of confirmed cases in the east African nation.
According to Tanzanian health authorities in the mainland and Zanzibar, 13 of the new cases were from the commercial capital Dar es Salaam, one from the northern city of Arusha and three from Zanzibar.
All patients are undergoing treatment under the care of health workers. Tracing of people that were in contact with the patients is underway, said the authorities.
On Sunday, Tanzania's aviation authorities announced the suspension of international passenger flights to the east African nation over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority said cargo flights will be allowed but crew members will be quarantined at designated places by the government at their own costs for the duration of their stay. (UNI-XINHUA)