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Francis Kahata Speaks on the Covid-19 situation and Football in Tanzania

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Harambee Stars International Francis Kahata has said that despite Corona Virus pandemic wrecking havoc in the World the situation in Tanzania is quite different.

Speaking to Ghetto Radio Sports Kahata who won the league with the Tanzanian Giants Simba SC said that business has resumed as usual in the East African Nation.

He however says that people are observing measures recommended by the World Health organization.

“Despite the disease disrupting normal activities in the World, the government has allowed things to go on as usual even schools have reopened and people are observing social distancing and a few put on masks to protect themselves,” he said.

He dispelled rumors that the Country is overwhelmed by the disease saying that he has not witnessed any deaths from the scourge.

In March, Tanzania’s Vodacom Premier League and other lower leagues were suspended, initially for at least one month, shortly after, the government announced the suspension of all sporting activities as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

In East Africa Burundi was the only African country to continue with its football season despite the threat of the pandemic.

The former Gor Mahia  won his fourth league title in a row and the first in Tanzania after Simba were crowned as the league Champions with six games to go said that the reception he got from the club helped him settle well in the country.

Kahata joined Simba K’Ogalo in June 2019 in a deal that see him receive a salary of Sh350,000 per month until June 2021 when his contract expires.

It has been reported that in Kenya things are getting out of hand because of the diseases despite measures put in place to stop the spread.

Kenya has reported a surge in numbers after relaxing stringent measures.

On Wednesday evening, the government reported 637 new cases of coronavirus and 10 deaths.

The total number of cases confirmed so far in Kenya is 14,805.



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