Tanzania received the first case of corona virus on 15th March, 2020. Following the case; the government gave the directives on the closure of all schools in the country on 17th March, 2020: consequently closure of all colleges and universities on 18th March 2020.
COVID-19 which stands for Corona Virus Disease 2019 is an infectious respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered Corona Virus. COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
As of 8th May, 2020; about 480+ cases have been confirmed in the country out of which 16 were death cases and 167 were recovery cases.
As of to date there are no vaccines or treatment for COVID-19; however there are safety precaution measures that are advised by the World Health Organization against COVID-19 infections as indicated below;
The pandemic has indeed been a challenge for the trust to extend its philanthropic wings to the Most Vulnerable beneficiaries in Tanzania. For the year 2020 the Trust envisioned to support a total of 1874 beneficiaries from primary to University level with scholastic materials and health support. The closure of the academic institutions in the country led to the suspension of the Trust program activities.