Zanzibar bars Italian tourists over coronavirus outbreak

Arriving foreign passengers are directed to a screening point for the deadly coronavirus, by an official from the Tanzania Health Department, upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) in north Tanzania on February 28, 2020. PHOTO | FILBERT RWEYEMAMU | AFP

What you need to know:

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

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