Hello readers, and I hope that wherever in the world this blog post finds you, you are safe and healthy.

As the world continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic, I thought it might be wise to group together a bunch of recent articles on how it is affecting Tanzania, where The Toa Nafasi Project conducts its work.

As of March 16th, schools have been closed, so our tutoring staff have not been able to reach the students who need our support, but we have managed to keep the tutors busy by continuing their professional development courses going remotely.  Of course, we are all hoping that the crisis will soon abate and, while we know things won’t ever go back to normal, we do wish for some semblance of life as we knew it before Corona.

Please find some stock images below as well as the articles!

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Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli gives an alternative to a handshake back in early March

 

Health Minister Ummy Mwalimu has been providing daily updates to the public

 

Citizens have been advised to keep their hands clean and cover their faces

 

Famed primatologist and longtime resident of Tanzania, Jane Goodall, discusses self-isolation in The New York Times.

Doctors Without Borders teams struggle to contain refugee camps on Africanews.com.

The lack of access to clean water and how that could exacerbate the crisis in Africa is discussed in The Washington Post.

A public health officer brings her experience tackling the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in Liberia to fight COVID-19 in Tanzania on the UNHCR website.

From IPP Media, the Tanzanian government advises homeschooling and distance learning.

“Coronavirus crisis demands that the G20 give debt relief to sub-Saharan Africa” reads a headline in The Guardian.

BBC News talks about the spread across the continent.

Al Jazeera addresses the fears of those with HIV in Tanzania.

The future of the safari industry as well as ramifications for animals in the wild is the subject of a Conde Nast Traveler article.

Back to Jane Goodall with this CNET.com piece about the connection between the virus and humankind’s disregard for nature.

New worries in The Washington Post about hunger and malaria in addition to the virus.

And, finally, from CNBCAfrica.com, how Tanzania is empowering communities with accurate information about Coronavirus.