BBC closes its offices in Tanzania as staff tests positive for COVID-19

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has allegedly closed all its offices in Tanzania after one of its staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore to avoid further spread, the management decided to shut down all its offices in Tanzania until further notice.

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However, the Cyclone Times team has learned that about 20 staff members have been sent to quarantine and the staff member who tested positive is a studio technician. Meanwhile, information reaching our news desk confirms that the staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 is in a stable.

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According to pulse, the closed offices were based in the Mikocheni upmarket suburb of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Therefore BBC decided to move its Swahili flagship program Amka na BBC from Tanzania to Nairobi in Kenya.

Well, COVID-19 has affected all businesses across the entire world as people are keeping themselves at home to keep safe. However, No one knows when this whole thing will come to an end and companies resume businesses as usual. In addition, many people are suffering since most countries are on lockdown and yet they don’t have enough food during this global pandemic.

On Wednesday, Tanzania recorded 196 new COVID-19 cases taking the total to 480 COVID-19 cases in the whole of Tanzania. In addition, Kassim Majaliwa, the prime minister confirmed six more deaths making the total to 16 total COVID-19 deaths in Tanzania.

Therefore this meant Tanzania now has more numbers of COVID-19 cases than other East African countries.

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