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KAGERA bans funeral gatherings to confront COVID-19

KAGERA bans funeral gatherings to confront COVID-19

THE government in Kagera region has banned funeral gatherings as among the measures to prevent further spread of Covid 19 pandemic.

Kagera Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Professor Faustin Kamuzora issued the directive on behalf of the Regional Commissioner (RC), Major Gen Charles Mbuge, as the vaccination exercise kicked off at Bukoba Regional Referral Hospital   on Wednesday.

“For quite a long time residents in Kagera region have a tradition of attending   burial rituals in   large  number and spend hours without  taking  precautions against Covid 19  pandemic , this practice should change as we fight against   the pandemic,” he said.

He appealed to Tanzanians to turnout in large numbers in vaccination exercise, assuring that the vaccines are safe.

"Vaccines are not new in our history... between 1918 and 1920 during the outbreak of   ‘Spanish Flue’   experts also  managed  to  contain the disease  through vaccination ," he said.

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