Zanzibar bars Italian tourists over coronavirus outbreak

Health authorities in Tanzania’s Zanzibar Island have barred Italian tourists from visiting the islands following the outbreak of Covid-19 in Italy.

Hamad Rashid, Zanzibar’s Minister for Health, said in a statement on Friday evening that the move was aimed at controlling the outbreak of the deadly virus.

Mr Rashid urged residents in Zanzibar to take precautionary measures, including stopping travelling to countries that have been affected by the virus.


The official warned people spreading rumours about the outbreak, saying there is no case in Zanzibar.


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